Monday, September 18, 2017

Dylan Cover #293 The Band of Kelleys "Maggie's Farm" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes is a live cover of "Maggie's Farm" from The Band of Kelleys

Thoughts on Dylan's Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
"Maggie's Farm" is classic Dylan, everyone thinks they know what it's about and they are sure they are right, but they all think different things. I will confess I like the sped up Electric version from Newport Folk Festival that caused the end of popular folk music (in theory) and really solidified Dylan's pop music career. It is a great tune and really flows in lots of forms making it perfect to cover.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We have not heard of The Band of Kelleys before, but they are a family bluegrass band who are just arriving on the scene. If their first few posts to youtube are any indication they have a successful career ahead of them.
Thoughts on Cover:
This is a fantastic acoustic cover. Tons of great playing, singing and most importantly energy. This is a doozy for the middle of September and a great cover version of this Dylan tune ranking as one of the best we have re viewed in this ongoing Monday series.   

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