And when we say all-star, we mean all-star, because this cover of Dylan’s ‘The Times they are a-Changin’‘ features Steve Earle, Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell and The War And Treaty. And it couldn’t be more timely – do these lyrics resonate at all?
“Come, senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he that has stalled
There’s a battle outside – and it’s raging“
So a great song, hugely timely, great artists performing it and – here’s the cherry on the cake, it’s a charity recording raising funds for Feeding America. Their mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger. Just $1 can help provide at least 10 meals to kids, families and individuals facing hunger.
You can listen here – and if suitably moved head over to Bandcamp and get yourself a great Dylan cover for a great cause.
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?