Sunday, November 1st, 2009
"Girl From the North Country"
Monsters Of Folk cover Bob Dylan
last.fmBefore there was Monsters Of Folk, the band, or Monsters Of Folk, the album, there was Monsters Of Folk, the tour. It was the tongue-in-cheek banner applied to the shows featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Matt Ward of M Ward Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes and unsurprisingly, found the three collaborating on stage as often as not.
One number that they’d lend their collective touches to was Bob Dylan’s “Girl From The North Country”, a live recording of which would find its way onto Dylan Covered, the September 2005 cover CD for Mojo magazine which featured a collection of Dylan covers. This track was credited to “M. Ward & Conor Oberst & Jim James” – I guess they hadn’t yet accepted their destiny to become the Voltron of folk. Which, I’m sure, was the original intended name for the project until the lawyers got involved.
Monsters Of Folk are on tour and will be at Massey Hall Monday night. Bob Dylan just released his Christmas album Christmas In The Heart and will be at the Memorial Auditorium in Kitchener this Saturday night, November 7.
The Lousiville Courier-Journal talks to the fourth Monster Of Folk – not officially involved with the original tour – Mike Mogis.
MP3: Monsters Of Folk – “Girl From The North Country”
Video: Bob Dylan – “Girl From The North Country”