Daniel Rossen - “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me”
Oscar Isaac’s cover of this Dave Van Ronk song is one of my favorites on the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack. Daniel Rossen (one of the amazing dudes in Grizzly Bear) is one of my favorite guitarists. If you do the math, you’ll find that I also happen to like this cover.
Daniel Rossen is one of those musicians whose sound I would recognize before he even opens his mouth. His cover is almost completely different from the original and the version from the movie, and is so uniquely him. He eschews gentle Travis picking for big strumming in some weird, Danny Rossen open tuning and breathes new life into an old song.