Here’s a rendition of “Dry River” by Dave Alvin, which I have covered twice before (once in studio, bashed by this group; the other live-solo a couple months into the pandemic), but in natural tuning and based around a 6-string guitar. Here, Betty Jumbo the Guild 12 is tuned to double drop D, DADGBD, and I’ve adopted an entirely new approach in terms of tempo and sort of overall rhythm. Ever since seeing James McMurtry perform it in this tuning on a couple of his livestreams, I have been working on this version. It’s kinda my own thang, not like either the Dave Alvin original or any of the other covers, working on a flatpick-driven attack on this guitar.
Thanks for listening!