Exclusive Video Premiere: Steep Canyon Rangers Cover Bob Dylan’s ‘Let Me Die In My Footsteps’

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Last month, Steep Canyon Rangers released their studio album Out In The Open featuring a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Let Me Die In My Footsteps.” JamBase is pleased to exclusively premiere professionally-shot video footage the band performing the song live in Boulder, Colorado.

Steep Canyon Rangers included a rendition of Dylan’s “Let Me Die In My Footsteps” during their recent performance at Chautauqua Auditorium. The song was among 12 recorded on the Joe Henry-produced Out In The Open.

“When going back and listening Dylan’s Bootleg series a few months before the recording session,” guitarist Woody Platt revealed, “I was struck by the timeless message of ‘Let Me Die In My Footsteps’ and got excited to try it with multiple voices in our style. It turned to be a perfect last minute addition to the record.”

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Written by Dylan, the legendary singer-songwriter first recorded “Let Me Die In My Footsteps” with producer John Hammond at CBS Studios in New York City in April 1962. Originally intended for inclusion on the 1963 LP The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, the recording ultimately was issued as part of the 1991 archival release The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991.

Head here to purchase Out In The Open and watch Steep Canyon Rangers performing “Let Me Die In My Footsteps” below:

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Out In The Open Tracklist

  1. Farmers And Pharaohs
  2. Let Me Out Of This Town
  3. Out In The Open
  4. Can’t Get Home
  5. Going Midwest
  6. When She Was Mine
  7. Love Harder
  8. Shenandoah Valley
  9. Best Of Me
  10. Roadside Anthem
  11. Let Me Die In My Footsteps
  12. The Speed We’re Traveling
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