Calgary Blues Rock Artist Ollee Owens Shares Vulnerable Cover of “Lord Protect My Child”

A take on the original from Bob Dylan

Join Calgary-based blues/Americana/rock artist Ollee Owens as she takes you on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of a caregiver in her version of Bob Dylan’s “Lord Protect My Child.” Those holding responsibility for a vulnerable dependent know the yearning to see them safe from harm. As a mother of three daughters, one of whom has special needs, thoughts of protection and security strike deep for Ollee

The dynamic arrangement of “Lord Protect My Child” leads with familiar tones – laying a somber foundation for an earnest delivery of angst genuinely sensed. As worry turns to hope, organ and choir unite to form a new footing to support the soaring voicing of the guitar and saxophone spurring onward the hallowed invocation. Recorded to mirror a live performance, closing one’s eyes while listening will transport you to a place away from your concern…to experience renewed faith in greater forces to undertake for those thinly held in one's care.

We are emotional creatures. One of my goals as an artist is to create and record music that captures various elements of the human experience, holding space for all manner of emotions associated with our lives. Any song I write or choose to record will always have this element within it.Ollee Owens

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Emily Hinde

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