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See the Avett Brothers Cover Bob Dylan on ‘Fallon’


The Avett Brothers stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon yesterday to sing a song about mornings. Day-late Hulu viewers, this one’s for us! But it wasn’t just any song about mornings: The North Carolina roots-rockers tackled Bob Dylan’s oft-reworked folk ballad “One Too Many Mornings,” originally from 1964’s The Times They Are a-Changin’.

These SPIN Breaking Out alums recorded the tune for Chimes of Freedom, a 76-song Bob Dylan tribute album that Amnesty International USA will release on January 24 (we wrote about Ke$ha’s startling take on “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” here). The Avetts turn Dylan’s plaintively finger-picked, harmonica-blown original into a sweet backwoods vocal showcase, complete with banjo, upright bass, and a cowboy hat. Sung in dewy three-part harmony, the love-drunk lyrics don’t sound so far from the sentiments expressed on 2009’s Rick Rubin-produced I and Love and You.

As previously reported, the Avett Brothers have been recording with Rubin again for their next album, currently slated for this spring. While songs like “The Once and Future Carpenter” and “Down With the Shine” are expected to be in the group’s usual laid-back style, Rolling Stone reports the band also cranks up the volume on tracks like “Paul Newman Versus Demons.”