Singer-songwriter Tim Easton recruited a renowned collection of Nashville musicians to record a cover of the Bob Dylan outtake “Whatcha Gonna Do?” to raise awareness and funds for the Nashville Rescue Mission. We’re beyond pleased to premiere the cover here and encourage you to help feed Nashville’s homeless.
For the recording, Easton enlisted the help of singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Aaron Lee Tasjan (who also co-produces the track with Easton) and Megan Palmer, in addition Dylan collaborators and American Music Association Award show staples the McCrary Sisters. The song/video was recorded at East Side Manor Studios in East Nashville, with the participants being members of the Campfire Propaganda songwriter collective.
“I simply wanted to do a project that gives back to the community that nurtures us, and use the abundant talent around the neighborhood to make it happen,” Easton says. “My goal is to have Campfire Propaganda create an annual video that employs various locals to raise awareness for local causes. A little more ‘We are the Neighborhood’ than ‘We Are The World.’”
The original song was written and recorded by Dylan during the Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan sessions, but was left off the album. It latter appeared on Vol. 9 of the Bootleg Series, The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964. WATCH HERE…