There's more than a subtle reference to The Band in Maxim Ludwig & the Santa Fe Seven
's lonesome folk ballad "To Be With Sweet Marie."
The title alone is a reference to Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie,"
and Ludwing sings his version with a dusty drawl. There's a lot of depth in this homage, from the cosmic twang of a slide guitar to the melancholy harmonies and organ melodies.
Ludwig brings his lucky Seven to Great American Music Hall
on Thursday, Sept. 10, when he opens for Brendan Benson