Light returns
The path through the woods

Tunes for a Monday Morning

Today's songs are all by Bob Dylan, covered by various musicians. This post is in honor of Howard's return from Portugal, as he's a massive Dylan fan.

Above,  a lovely version of "Girl from the North Country" (audio only) performed by the young English folksinger and fiddle player Jackie Oates, formely based here in Devon and now up in Oxford. Oates has four good solo albums to date, and has peformed with Rachel Unthank and the Winterset (before the band regrouped as The Unthanks) and The Imagined Village.

Dala also does a great cover of "Girl from the North Country." Alas, I can't find a good recording of it to link to, but here's an amazing blast from the past: Joni Mitchell and the late, great Johnny Cash perform the song as a duet, filmed back in the '70s. The video is a little blurry...but what a combination!

Below, "Boots of Spanish Leather" peformed by Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, the alt-folk band out of Denver, Colorado.

Nanci Griffith's classic version of "Boots of Spanish Leather" is here. And the Lumineers' cover of another Dylan song, "Subterranean Homesick Blues," is here.

Next, Canadian folksinger Frazey Ford performs a bluesy cover of "One More Cup of Coffee" for BBC Scotland. Ford is a founding member of the fabulous female folk trio The Be Good Tanyas, and released a solo album, Obadiah, in 2010.

And last:

"Man Gave Names to all the Animals" performed by Johnny Borrell from the English indie rock band Razorlight. I love this one.

It's good to be back in the studio, and back on Myth & Moor -- but my time is still being taken up by some rather pressing Big Life Stuff, and I might not manage a daily post this week.  On the other hand, I might...depending on how the week goes. Thanks for your patience, gentle Readers.