Christian Parker “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” – pack up that money, pick up that tent

Christian Parker is a brave man, of that we can be certain, because it’s either a brave or a foolhardy man that decides to pay homage to The Byrds’ version of Dylan’s song – and that he’s doing the whole of ‘Sweethearts of the Rodeo’ then it seems safe to assert brave rather than foolhardy.

Parker says of ‘You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere‘ that: “I first heard this song by Bob Dylan on an acoustic guitar. But I was hooked when I listened to the opening pedal steel guitar on the Byrds album.  This song was in my repertoire for decades, and I felt like I was recording an old friend. Tracer James’ interpretation of Lloyd Greens’ pedal steel guitar opens Sweethearts up perfectly and having Earl Poole Ball in the studio, who played piano on the original version, was magical for me.”

Christian Parker’s take on The Byrds’ classic album is called simply ‘Sweethearts‘ and it will be out August 18th.

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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