Two-time GRAMMY Award-winner Eric Krasno and Otis McDonald have shared a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “The Man In Me”, which the duo recorded as part of the SongAid performance series.
SongAid is a platform that allows anyone to contribute a song, performance, podcast, or speech, and every time someone plays a track it generates much-needed funding for a variety of organizations. The organizations invest in the foundations of equality: ending hunger and poverty, creating educational and economic opportunities, criminal justice reform, improving health and well-being, and environmental preservation. This rendition of “The Man In Me” will generate funds for the NAACP, which acts to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
The video arrives in typical quarantine fashion, seeing Krasno and McDonald record each of the song’s parts in separate locations, which they then stitched together. Krasno took over guitar and singing responsibilities for the folk classic that Dylan originally released in 1970 as part of his New Morning album, while McDonald focuses his efforts on bass, drums, backing vocals, and keys. Kraz and McDonald make the song their own while staying true to the original feel of the song, adding in some tasteful guitar solos and vocal harmonies throughout the song’s 3:30 runtime. Watch the video for “The Man In Me” below and head to the SongAid website for more information on other releases.
Eric Krasno, Otis McDonald – “The Man In Me” – SongAid
[Video: Eric Krasno]
Krasno will continue his Plus One podcast this week with an interview featuring Phil Lesh. Past episodes have included Dave Matthews, Laura Lee Ochoa, John Mayer, Marcus King, and more. Head to Krasno’s Apple Music and Spotify pages to listen when the episodes release every Monday.