Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and the twelve-piece band he’s recruited to tour his awesome self-titled album brought something else pretty special to the stage the other night in Portland, Oregon – their horns-and-strings laden rendition of one of Bob Dylan’s most evocative and heart-rendering anthems, “With God On Our Side.”
Vernon’s voice may be an octave or two down from the heartstring-tugging falsetto he usually employs, but it’s no less emotive. Wailing slide guitar and emotional trumpet solos round out the whole thing. Bon Iver fan or not, you’ll probably love it as much as the crowd does. Enjoy.
Bon Iver - "With God On Our Side" (Bob Dylan Cover)