Steve Poltz & Nashville All-Stars Unite For Gorgeous ‘Forever Young’ Cover

Watch the music video for the benefit cover.

By Nate Todd Nov 16, 2022 2:33 pm PST

Steve Poltz and an all-star band released a cover of the Bob Dylan classic “Forever Young.” The song and video acts as a fundraiser for The Southern Alliance For People And Animal Welfare (SAFPAW).

“Forever Young” marks the ninth annual Dylan tune recorded by Music City musicians to raise funds and awareness for SAFPAW, a non-proft founded by Nashville resident Laurie Green to help “the local homeless community face the daily challenges of living in poverty with their pets,” as per a press release.

Singer-songwriter Steve Poltz and an all-star band recently recorded “Forever Young” — off Dylan’s 1974 LP Planet Waves — at Cartoon Moon Studios in East Nashville with producer Tim Easton and producer/engineer Gabe Masterson. The cover also features drummer Ken Coomer (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Clockhammer), bassist Ted Pecchio (Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks Band), guitarist Anthony Da Costa (Sarah Jarosz, Molly Tuttle) and saxophonist Paul Thacker (The Nashville Horns), as well as an all-star Music City choir including Langhorne Slim, Chuck Mead (BR-549), Brian Wright, Megan Palmer, The Doobie Brothers’ John Cowan and more.

“Stacie and Laurie do such great work every year along with Tim and all the other musicians,” Poltz said. “I feel so lucky to live here and be around all this talent. Everyone gave so graciously of their time. I hope this video brings more awareness to the plight some these folks have as the winter months approach. We can always step up and do more for those that have fallen upon hard times. SAFPAW is a wonderful organization.”

Award-winning musician/director Scot Sax helmed the music video for “Forever Young” captured during the recording sessions. Watch it below and consider donating to SAFPAW:

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