Monday, December 30, 2013

Song of the Day: Ring them bells

I've been listening to Sarah Jarosz recently.  She is widely acclaimed as a master of bluegrass mandolin and fiddle.  The clarity of her singing and playing are simply beautiful....which makes her cover of Bob Dylan's "Ring Them Bells" - featured on Vanguard's 'The Americana Sessions (Bob Dylan)' - pretty startling.  There is such a contrast between the sweetness of the music and the terrible meaning of the lyrics.   This is a very effective echo of Dylan's warning song about end times and coming judgement.'s always time for a good protest song.

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