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August 27 - Sept 2, 2023

Seven Days in Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Tour News

  • Second Indianapolis Show Added to Oct Tour
  • October 1-30: 19 Dates in Midwest/East US Announced and On-Sale
    • Kansas City, St Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Akron, Erie, Rochestery, Toronto, Montreal, Schenectady
    • Details
  • November: Additional Dates Expected To Be Announced Soon

The Week's Best News & Posts

  • Bob Dylan Gave Post Malone Some Lyrics to Record. Then Things Got Weird (Rolling Stone)
    • “Despite his best efforts, Cash had trouble getting Malone to finish the track. “I was like, ‘Dude, he’s going to finish this track. Bob Dylan wrote it.’ I’m wrong. I’m an idiot. This thing was just never going to come out.”
  • Superproducer Blake Mills on Working With Dylan (Pitchfork)
    • “The most immediate thing I picked up on during those sessions was that the worst thing you could do is ask him, “Do you want me to do this?” When you do that you’re interrupting somebody who’s on their own train of thought, and all of a sudden they have to set that aside and enter your train of thought.”
  • The day MLK – and Dylan and Baez – made hope and history rhyme (The Guardian)
    • “Dylan performed Only a Pawn in Their Game, about the assassination of the civil rights leader Medgar Evers just a few weeks earlier. That was also one of the songs Dylan sang before 250,000 people in Washington. When Lena Horne was introduced, she uttered a single word: “Freedom.”
  • In Nobel Denial 2: The Committee’s Flawed Motivation (Dylanologist)
    • “What does it mean, to have “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”? He has created. That’s something. Creating is good – it’s what gods do. In fact, until 1623 the word had never ever been used about any human being, only about God. Creation is God’s exclusive domain. Creativity can’t be taught in Arts-And-Crafts class.”
  • NEW ALBUM: Mixing Up The Medicine
    • New Career Spanning Compilation Album/CD
    • Amazon – CD
    • Amazon – LP
  • BOOK REVIEW: Mixing Up The Medicine Exclusive Preview (Dylan.FM)
    • “But not only is the content of the book mind-blowing, the editorial effort – to identify and curate Bob’s story out of the mountain range of items at their disposal – to impressively chronicle such a long and eventful career and telling the big story while endlessly diving into details that will thrill hardcore fans – is almost unimaginable and yet they nailed it.”

New Bob Dylan Podcasts

Upcoming Bob Dylan Events

Complete List of Worldwide: Bob Dylan Events Calendar

Photo Of The Week

‘Before The Flood’ reel-to-reel tape, likely used to master cassettes – At Auction Sept 12.

Bob Dylan For Sale


  • PRE-ORDER: Mixing Up The Medicine (The Bob Dylan Center)
  • PRE-ORDER: Mixing Up The Medicine (Album)
  • PRE-ORDER: Blood in the Tracks: The Musicians Behind Dylan’s Masterpiece
    • Amazon
    • Release Date: Sept 12, 2023
  • PRE-ORDER: My Greenwish Village: Dave Bob Me (Terri Thal)


  • SALE: The Philosophy of Modern Song (Hard Cover)
  • SALE: Greatest Hits Volumes 1-2-3 (CD BOX)
  • SALE: Springtime in New York – Vinyl 2LP
  • PRE-ORDER: Christmas In The Heart Vinyl New Pressing
    • Amazon (Oct 9 release – $20 – 16% OFF)

New Bob Dylan Video

Ring Them Bells - Sarah Jarosz (2023-08-27 - Tønder Festival, DK)

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