Willie Watson…”Gallows Pole”

There’s few artists that come along and truly know how to make a cover of a song their own. With the long lineage of traditional American songs, it’s sometimes hard to not play it completely straight. The incredible talents of Willie Watson however tell a much different story. One that you feel he might relate to…

The song “Gallows Pole” has been covered by a few notable artists over the years like Leadbelly and Led Zeppelin, but Watson truly seems to make it his own and with an arrangement for woodwinds accompanying him. There’s a timelessness that hearkens back to older days. Listen below to hear for yourself…