The New Basement Tapes -- the supergroup made up of Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, and Marcus Mumford -- released Lost On The River this week. To promote the release, they stopped by Ellen for a performance of album track "Kansas City."
The track sees Marcus Mumford take the lead, backed up by the skillful playing of the other musicians. The Bob Dylan-penned song is packed full of melancholy verses, but the highlights are the four-part harmonies during the chorus and Jim James' rippin' guitar solo. Although they were written in 1967, the lyrics still sound remarkably fresh, with Mumford's quivering voice singing, "And I love you dear / But just how long / Can I keep singing the same old song?" Watch the video above.
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Source: The Ellen Show YouTube Channel