“I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” is Jessica Rhaye and The Ramshackle Parade’s latest single from their album, Just Like A Woman – Songs of Bob Dylan, and it’s a gorgeous, dreamy tribute to one of music’s greatest singers and songwriters.
“This is the first Bob Dylan song I fell in love with as a kid, while lying in the back of my parents’ old station wagon driving to early morning Judo class. I always picture Van Gough’s ‘Starry Night’ when I listen to this song,” Rhaye said. “Chris [Braydon]’s beautiful guitar solo, along with the delicate cymbal work and bowed bass gives our version of this epic song a lush dreamy feel. Dylan talks about the John Wesley Harding album, and his increased interests in painting and his work to sharpen the imagery in his lyrics at the time.”
“I think our version helps capture the lyrical imagery of the song,” she added.
Jessica Rhaye and The Ramshackle Parade are Jessica Rhaye, vocals and guitar; Chris Braydon, electric guitar; Clinton Charlton, drums; Sandy Mackay, bass and mandolin; and Bill Preeper, acoustic guitar and accordion.
“There is something about Bob Dylan’s songs we connect with,” said Rhaye. “The melodies and his simple ease of delivery… We feel like there’s an invitation, like it’s ok to feel they can be our songs.”
Watch the video for “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” below, listen to more music on iTunes and Spotify, visit their website for tour dates, and follow Jessica Rhaye and The Ramshackle Parade on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.