Marvin and Mavis
Saturday, June 22, 2002
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GK: ……brand new from Do Tell Records, it's America's favorite bluegrass couple, Marvin and Mavis Smiley and the Manhattan Valley Boys and their tribute to Bob Dylan, a brand new album called…..BLOWIN IN THE BLUEGRASS……

BLOWIN IN THE WIND

GK: It's Bob Dylan as you've never heard him before, in the freewheelin' Marvin and Mavis Smiley tradition you've gradually come to love, ----- it's Highway 61 Meets the Rural Route----

YOU AINT A GOIN NOWHERE

GK: You don't need a weatherman to see that Marvin and Mavis Smiley get into Bob Dylan like a funnel cloud looking for a trailer park. You'll never hear Bob Dylan in the same way again, after you hear their version of "Don't Think Twice It's All Right"-----

DON'T THINK TWICE IT'S ALL RIGHT

GK: Blowin In The Bluegrass is a CD not available in stores, but look for it at a bluegrass festival near you, when Marvin and Mavis and the boys come to town in the big green motor home that takes them all across the country like a rolling stone……

LIKE A ROLLING STONE------

GK: What does Bob Dylan think of this album? Bob says:

TR (BOB): Hey I'm like listening to this Marvin and Mavis and I'm going like, Did I actually write this? I mean, like this is the first time I actually could understand the words----

GK: It's BLOWIN IN THE WIND, America's troubadour poet of the Sixties, sung by a bluegrass couple in their early Fifties----

RAINY DAY WOMAN----

THE TIMES THEY ARE A'CHANGIN

GK: Marvin and Mavis Smiley---- the Manhattan Valley Boys.

© Garrison Keillor 2002

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