“Maggie’s Farm” f. Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers (Live On The Grammys) (Video)

     

    Our announcement that Bob Dylan was set to share the stage with Mumford & Sons at the Grammys didn’t go down too well, but here it is, complete with additional instrumentation from the Avett Brothers. This clip includes a number by the Mumfords, but if you can get through that you’ll eventually get to the Dylan performance (via an Avett Brothers track titled “Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promises”), which is a frenetic country-fried version of “Maggie’s Farm.” At this point in his career everyone expects Dylan to take a wayward path through his back catalog, and he certainly does that here, with his gravel-y vocal mannerisms suggesting that he’s approaching Tom Waits-ian levels of gruffness.