Willie Nile to Release Album of Bob Dylan Covers
Willie Nile has announced he will release his eleventh studio album, Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan, on June 23 via River House Records.
The album, which pays tribute to one of Nile’s biggest influences. “These songs opened up a lot of doors for me, and for a whole generation of kids,” Nile says in a press release. “Discovering Dylan’s songs in the ’60s was incredibly liberating; it made me realize that there were no limitations or walls that could not be scaled or knocked down. This is the Shakespeare of rock ’n’ roll we’re talkin’ about here.”
Positively Bob features covers of Dylan classics like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They are A-Changin’”, “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” and more.