Ray LaMontagne Covers Bob Dylan's 'The Man in Me'

The song, off Dylan's 'New Morning,' may be better known from 'The Big Lebowski'

November 1, 2010 5:37 PM ET

Ray LaMontagne has been covering Bob Dylan's "The Man in Me" during live shows for some time, so in celebration of tomorrow's launch of his co-headlining tour with Levon Helm, we're delighted to premiere this studio version of the track (originally from Dylan's New Morning LP, but perhaps better known from The Big Lebowski). On this version, recorded in New York in July, Ray and his Pariah Dogs give the track a slow groove in keeping with their latest LP, God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise .
Click to listen to Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs' "The Man In Me."

Ray LaMontagne/ Levon Helm Tour Dates
November 2: Times Union Center of Performing Arts, Jacksonville, FL
November 4: Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, Pompano Beach, FL
November 5: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
November 7: Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL
November 8: BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham, AL
November 10: Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
November 11: Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX
November 12: Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX

Plus: Hear the rest of the songs LaMontagne recorded during this session on his Facebook page.

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