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Bob Dylan headlines 38th Montreal International Jazz Festival

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:54:28 GMT

Bob Dylan plays the Bell Centre June 30 as part of the 38th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. The indoor lineup for this summer's Festival International de Jazz de Montreal is out, and the only question is where to begin.




Historic Hibbing school auditorium to get a remake

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:20:13 GMT

In January 1983, Gov. Rudy Perpich took the oath of office and delivered his inaugural speech in Hibbing High School's ornate auditorium. John F. Kennedy spoke there.




A Big Week In Art: Tangled up in red, white and blue

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:16:54 GMT

It's hard to believe that a satirical description of that most common of weekend pastimes - gatecrashing parties - or the other activity favored by young men - pissing on public monuments - could end up in jail time. The three would soon be released on appeal and subsequently have extraordinary careers.




Willie Nile Will Release New Album Called Positively Bob [News]

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:32:44 GMT

Music veteran Willie Nile will be paying tribute to Bob Dylan, an artist that inspired him, with the release of his new album "Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan" on June 23rd. We were sent the following details "These songs opened up a lot of doors for me, and for a whole generation of kids," Nile states.




Concert Explores Social Justice Through Music At UTC Friday

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:29:46 GMT

Although many might think so, protest songs didn't just spring to life during the Civil Rights and Anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s.




Bruce Langhorne, guitarist was inspiration for Mr Tambourine Man

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:44:47 GMT

Bruce Langhorne, an intuitive guitarist who played a crucial role in the transition from folk music to folk-rock, notably through his work with Bob Dylan, has died at his home in Venice, California, aged 78. A close friend, Cynthia Riddle, said the cause was kidney failure.From his peeling lead guitar on Maggie's Farm to his liquid electric guitar lines on Love Minus Zero/No Limit and She Belongs to Me, Langhorne was best known for his playing on Dylan's landmark 1965 album, Bringing It All Back Home. He also contributed hypnotic countermelodies to tracks such as Mr Tambourine Man and It's All Over Now, Baby Blue.




Song Premiere: Willie Nile Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:39:29 GMT

Willie Nile might've been born in Buffalo, but as an artist he was raised at the intersection of punk rock and folk in Lower Manhattan where he lived as a young man. That's where the burgeoning singer-songwriter first found his home as a creative musician and carved his own distinct niche in the New York City music scene.




Wynonna, Elle King, Boz Scaggs Set for Nashville Bob Dylan Tribute

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:58:31 GMT

Last May, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Cory Chisel and Brothers Osborne celebrated Bob Dylan turning 75 at the Ryman Auditorium with interpretations of the bard's varied catalogue. This year, the Best Fest will make heralding Dylan's birthday in Nashville an annual tradition, with Dylan Fest: A Celebration of Bob Dylan's 76th Birthday set for May 23rd and 24th.




Joan Osborne on coming round to singing the songs of Bob Dylan

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:06:04 GMT

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Rolling Stone at 50: How Magazine's Album Reviews Became a Cultural Fixture

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:43:09 GMT

One night in the spring of 2001, Jann S. Wenner visited Bob Dylan backstage. The two men had known each other since the late Sixties, but even so, Dylan's greeting was a bit familiar - he began patting Wenner down, rooting around for something in his jacket.




Bruce Langhorne Dies: Inspired Dylan on 'Mr. Tambourine Man'

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:23:05 GMT

Bruce Langhorne, credited with inspiring Bob Dylan's hit song "Mr. Tambourine Man" in the mid-60s, died from kidney failure Friday at his home in Venice, California. He was 78. "If you had Bruce playing with you, that's all you would need to do just about anything," Dylan said of Langhorne.




RIP Bruce Langhorne, Who In The Smoke Rings Of Our Mind May Have Been Mr. Tambourine Man

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:25:55 GMT

But even if Langhorne's great big old tambourine was the Eureka moment for one of Dylan's most soaring, elusive and altogether wonderful songs, that wasn't close to the most impressive thing about Bruce Langhorne's life, or musical life. Langhorne died Friday at the age of 78, two years after suffering a debilitating stroke.




Bruce Langhorne, 'Mr. Tambourine Man' inspiration, has died

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:10:45 GMT

" Bruce Langhorne, an influential session guitarist who often collaborated with Bob Dylan and inspired his song "Mr. Tambourine Man," has died. He was 78. The musical prodigy was born in Tallahassee, Florida, but from the age of four lived in New York City's Spanish Harlem neighborhood with his mother.




Bob Dylan's prophecy: The kryptonite we need against Trumpism

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:40:45 GMT

Let's get past the stupid Nobel debates: Dylan is not just a great poet, but a prophet whose genius can sustain us in his stead), but during a previously scheduled tour of Stockholm. He has yet to deliver, on tape or in person, the acceptance speech that is a precondition for the prize money.




Hear Jazz Supergroup Hudson Cover Bob Dylan's 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall'

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:53:21 GMT

On Hudson , the upcoming debut by their band of the same name, jazz luminaries Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski and John Scofield pay tribute to their shared love of 1960s rock. The album features two interpretations of Bob Dylan songs, including a loose, lyrical nine-minute-plus version of the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan classic "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," premiering below.




Sound Advice: Arrington de Dionyso's This Saxophone Kills Fascists with Jennifer Simone

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:23:16 GMT

If you asked most people whether protest music needs to have lyrics, the instinctual reaction would be, "Yes, definitely." It's understandable given the songs most people think of as "protest music."




Is Bob Dylan the Law's Most Important Artist?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:05:51 GMT

Over five decades, Bob Dylan has left an indelible mark on American culture and music -- and even on the law. His lyrics are cited in judicial opinions more than any other writer's, winding up in everything from federal administrative law opinions to state consumer fraud rulings .