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Kevin Morby covers Bob Dylan, Silver Jews, and The Germs — listen

on February 19, 2015, 4:30pm

This week, former Woods bassist Kevin Morby will hit the road with Jessica Pratt in continued support of his latest solo album, Still Life. To help kick off the tour, the singer-songwriter’s linked up with Aquarium Drunkard for a unique recording session featuring three cover songs: “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” by Bob Dylan; “Caught In My Eye” by The Germs; and “Random Rules” by the Silver Jews.

As to be expected, Morby’s brand of minimalistic folk matches up nicely with both Dylan and the Silver Jews, his cavernous croon and lone acoustic guitar making for subtle yet charming renditions. What’s rather surprising, though, is how he applies that same gentleness to The Germs’ wiry punk rocker … and actually makes it work. It’s impressive, really. Listen to all three covers, as well as Morby’s thoughts behind each one, here.

Check out Morby’s full tour schedule below.

Kevin Morby 2015 Tour Dates:
02/20 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern *
02/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl *
02/22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
02/23 – Eugene, OR @ The Barnlight *
02/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop Festival *
02/26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium *
02/27 – Long Beach, CA @ House Show *
02/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
03/07 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place ^
03/08 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness ^
03/09 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas ^
03/10 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop ^
03/11 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox ^
03/12 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight ^
03/13 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
03/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle ^
03/15 – New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right ^
05/17 – Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique #
05/18 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
05/19 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
05/20 – Berlin, DE @ Antje Øklesund
05/21 – Trier, DE @ Exhaus
05/24 – Gent, BE @ Charlatan
05/25 – Lille, FR @ La Peniche
05/26 – La Havre, FR @ Le Tetris
05/27 – Lorient, FR @ Le Manege
05/29 – Nimes, FR @ This Is Not A Love Song
05/30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
05/31 – Marseille, FR @ Le Grim
06/02 – Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew
06/03 – Grenoble, FR @ La Ciel
06/04 – Limoges, FR @ Le Phare
06/08 – Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey
06/09 – Toulouse, FR @ La Connexion
06/10 – Lyon, FR @ Marche Gare
06/11 – Sion, CH @ Le Port Franc

* = w/ Jessica Pratt
^ = w/ Ryley Walker
# = Steve Gunn

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