takes a lot of songwriting confidence to take on the challenge of writing an entire song for each line in Bob Dylan’s Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall. Takes a lotta songwriting chops to pull it off.
This year it looks like Ross Durand is going to finish this seriously ambitious and musically satisfying project.
Ross tells us that Dylan once said that each line in Hard Rain was an entire song he didn’t have time to write, so he just put the titles together. Been 50 years and Ross finally thought it was time for ’em to get written. They are Dylanesque, but not slavish homage. Each song is Ross Durand, loving, but not copying, Dylan.
The new stuff is slowly appearing at Ross Durand’s FAWM profile. There’s also a link to listen to and buy the first album of 14 Hard Rain songs. Do so.