For their next album those roots and Americana stalwarts the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – now five decades into their musical journey – will be releasing an album of Dylan covers, done in a Dirt Band style. It’s called ‘Dirt Does Dylan’ and is out on May 20th. It’s an album that answers that perennial Dylan concert shout out “play something old“, as the ten songs are taken from Dylan’s earlier days. As well as the grizzled veterans of the Dirt Band’s first half century, additional players have been pulled in with fiddle specialist Ross Holmes; singer-songwriter and bass player Jim Photoglo (who wrote one of the Dirt Band’s biggest hits, ‘Fishin’ in the Dark‘); and Dirt Band founder Jeff Hanna’s son, singer and guitarist Jaime Hanna, being added to the line-up. And, like all good parties, there will be guests – including Larkin Poe who feature on this version of ‘I Shall Be Released.’ It’s really rather good.
Dirt Does Dylan Tracklist
The third track has surely one of the best song titles after My Baby Thinks Shes’ a Train.