Monday, August 6, 2018

Dylan Cover #336 Tyler Hilton "Boots Of Spanish Leather" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Tyler Hilton of the Dylan tune "Boots Of Spanish Leather"

Thoughts On Original:
From the first time we highlighted someone covering this tune:
One of the first Dylan songs that really bowled me over. I know on the Times They Are a-Changin' there are a ton of epic songs but this was the track that stayed with me the longest. It is ghostly in it's presentation and still just as dynamic now as when he wrote it back in 1963. My favorite show I have seen Dylan play live was back in 1999 at the RPI Fieldhouse. The whole night was great, my favorite backing band of his since The Band, a tiny venue and a setlist that was magical. One of the major highlights was "Boots of Spanish Leather", I need to break out that bootleg this week and re-live that great night.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We had not heard of Tyler Hilton before, but realized we have actually seen his work, he plays Elvis Presley in Walk The Line. Pretty cool.
Thoughts on Cover:
A duet with Alexa (from the band Chic Gamine) the two singers work beautifully together. The simple strumming and closeness perfectly accentuates their voices. A really pretty cover. 

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