June 2, 2023

Bob Dylan’s “A Onerous Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” was launched on Might 27, 1963—virtually 60 years in the past. The foreboding temper of the tune stays as related as ever. For an excellent darker model of the tune than Dylan’s, take a hearken to this hauntingly stunning rendition by Tom Russell, that includes Calexico and Lucinda Williams. It is from Russell’s 2011 Album, Mesabi. The complete lineup contains: Bass, Cello – Joey Burns; Drums, Percussion – John Convertino; Electrical Guitar – Will Kimbrough; Engineer – Chris Schultz, Craig Schumacher, David Henry, Eric Liljestrand; That includes [With] – Calexico, Lucinda Williams; Guitar [Ambient Guitar] – Chris Schultz; Piano, Organ [Pump Organ], Organ, Drum [Thunder Drum] – Barry Walsh (2); Trumpet – Jacob Valenzuela; Vocals – Lucinda Williams; and Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Baritone Guitar – Tom Russell

Pop Issues describes Russell’s model:

After ending the album correct with the hopeful “Love Abides”, Russell goes again to the place he started with the primary of a pair of bonus tracks, a canopy of Dylan’s “A Onerous Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”. Carried out as a duet with Lucinda Williams, Russell takes Dylan’s apocalyptic warning and makes it even bleaker. The place Dylan’s supply was a breathless name to motion, Russell and Williams’ grim efficiency leaves no room for hope. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *