Willie has one of most unique voices in music. His nylon-string guitar tone is also instantly recognizable. I would never claim to be well versed in his catalog , but like Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, and BB King, he is an American treasure.
He still does more road dates than musicians half his age. He plays a sold out show at the 9:30 Club this coming month.
Here are 5 covers he has done that I think are good.
a nice cover of a late-period Bob Dylan tune.
"What Was it You Wanted"
a pretty faithful cover of Paul Simon's
I think this a cool cover. Coldplay's
Willie with Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois with a version of Lanois'
a nice version of Paul Simon's "BOTW". Willie at the 2002 Olympics.
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Long Live Willie!