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I Didn’t Know What A Hammered Dulcimer Was But This Thing Is Awesome

Over the last decade, the music industry has been greatly overtaken by computers and autotune. So every now and again, it’s refreshing to stumble upon music that is a bit more organic, like the good ol’ days. Musician Ted Yoder took part in the latest installment of “Live from the Orchard” and brought along an instrument that even this former band geek wasn’t familiar with. Once you hear Yoder play his hammered dulcimer, I’m willing to bet that the performance will be stuck in your head for days.

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Watch him perform the Tears for Fears classic “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.”

This is beyond impressive. And here I thought playing the piano was tough…this takes it to a whole new level!

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In Honor Of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize, Here Are 6 Dylan Songs Made Famous By Others

Bob Dylan’s lyrical prowess has never been kept secret or overlooked, and the Nobel Committee just honored the prolific singer-songwriter with the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

While the win has kicked up some controversy in literary circles, it’s easy to argue that Dylan’s songwriting stands at the helm of his success. Very few artists adjust to the ebb and flow of musical tides quite like he’s done since the early ’60s. Fewer still pen lines that never lose their consequence or relevance in changing times.

His strange, relentless cadence is instantly recognizable. His iconic tracks continue to fill coffee shops, ride on radio waves, and fly in the face of generational difference. But sometimes, mastery is found in the last place you’d think to look. To honor his Nobel Prize win, let’s leave no stone unturned. Here are six Bob Dylan songs made famous by other artists.

1. “Wagon Wheel” — Old Crow Medicine Show

Dylan wrote what is now the chorus of this country-tinged favorite and ultimately scrapped it. Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show built it out with verses and released the final version of the track in 2013.

2. “The Mighty Quinn” — Manfred Mann

Dyan wrote and recorded “The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)” in 1967. The following year, Manfred Mann released a cover that charted well in the United Kingdom. In 1970, the original version was added to Dylan’s “Self Portrait.”

3. “All Along the Watchtower” — Jimi Hendrix

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Although Dylan’s original version is one of his most beloved songs, Jimi Hendrix gave it new life with his cover, which made it onto the guitar legend’s 1968 “Electric Ladyland.”

4. “Make You Feel My Love” — Adele

Fans go crazy when vocal powerhouse Adele performs her rendition of “Make You Feel My Love,” but she always gives Bob Dylan due credit. He wrote the song in 1997.

5. “Love is Just a Four Letter Word” — Joan Baez

Baez effectively helped Dylan get his career off the ground in the ’60s by covering his work, but this cover of “Love is Just a Four Letter Word” gained the most traction in 1968.

6. “Mr. Tambourine Man” — The Byrds

While it’s one of Bob Dylan’s most popular songs, the track didn’t make it to number one on the charts until The Byrds covered it. That being said, both versions did receive Grammys.

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To learn more about Bob Dylan’s historic win, you can read this announcement from the New York Times.

(via Mic)

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This Guy Turned His Fully Functional Shotgun Into A Guitar Because Humans Are Insane

When I was a little kid, I once made a guitar out of an empty tissue box. I used it to strum along to all my favorite children’s songs, and I felt like a total rock star.

I wasn’t the greatest guitarist, but hey, at least I looked cute. When it comes to making instruments out of interesting materials, though, this guy takes the cake.

Reverend Peyton is the front man of his own band, and he’s proven his guitar skills during countless live performances and studio recordings. But when he grew tired of playing a traditional guitar, he sought out something that better catered to his roots. Thanks to his friend Bryan Fleming, the musical reverend now has a shotgun guitar that’s perfect for both concerts and hunting trips.

This is one instrument that might require a permit to play.

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To hear more of Reverend Peyton’s musical stylings, check out his band’s Facebook page. And don’t forget to share this unusual performance with the music lovers in your life!

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Travelers In Dublin Airport Were Stunned When The Terminal Was Totally Taken Over

When an incredible flash mob swarmed a terminal at the Dublin Airport one day with 60 of the world’s leading Irish step dancers, every traveler was speechless. Talented folks representing 11 countries, the members of Take The Floor performed a traditional dance to the music of Beoga.

Even the most frustrated travelers were blown away!

Sure, these tourists might have been dreading their middle seats on impending eight-hour flights, but at least this performance created a beautiful distraction!

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