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Oct 1 - 7, 2023

Seven Days in Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Tour News

  • East Coast US: October 1 – November 21:
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Tour News

  • Bob Dylan Paid Tribute to St. Louis at Stifel Last Night — And He Slayed (Riverfront Times)
    • “Bob Dylan gave St. Louis a hometown surprise at last night’s sold-out Stifel Theatre show by opening with “Johnny B. Goode,” the first time he’s ever played the song at one of his own shows. Dylan’s voice sounded clearer and more nimble than in years, as though his deep dive into Sinatra and American pop standards in the 20-teens renovated and enlivened his singing, and he had a great night interpreting his own songs.”
  • Tonight in Chicago (Flagging Down The Double E’s)
    • “There are a million reasons I wish Dylan would release proper soundboard recordings from the Never Ending Tour, but tonight I thought of a new one: Tony Garnier. In the room, his bass playing is easy to make out, and sounds (no surprise here) terrific, whether he’s grooving on electric or gently caressing the upright. For whatever reason, the hidden recording devices tapers use rarely capture that bass sound as powerfully as it reverberates in the room.”
  • Bob Dylan Delivers The Unexpected (Chicago Sun Times)
    • “Dylan began the show with a song connected to his host city. The six-piece band lashed into Nick Gravenites’ “Born in Chicago,” first recorded in 1965 by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Dylan began the show with a song connected to his host city. The six-piece band lashed into Nick Gravenites’ “Born in Chicago,” first recorded in 1965 by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.”
  • Bob Dylan is still a musician in command on his Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour (Chicago Tribune)
    • “For good measure and balance, the Minnesota native threw in a bit of romance. And, specifically for Chicago, a pair of well-chosen blues covers to bookend the proceedings. In particular, “Born in Chicago,” a stark commentary on gun violence originally recorded by Paul Butterfield Blues Band.”

The Week's Best News & Posts

  • In Defense of “Wiggle, Wiggle” (Dylanology)
    • “Another line that has been pointed out as overly foolish is “Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like a pail of milk”. Like the “bowl of soup” line, it is nonsensical, but it is also an allusion to one of Aesop’s fables. In the fable a woman carries a pail of milk on her head and dreams about all the riches she is going to get when she sells it.
  • Joan Baez has Songs to Sing and Secrets to Tell (Associated Press)
    • “Bob Dylan called it her “heart-stopping soprano,” and it’s true that when Joan Baez unleashed that pure, angelic voice on the protest song “We Shall Overcome,” you could believe we would, indeed, overcome.”
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  • Heaven’s Door Whiskey Announces “Homesick Blues” Minnesota Wheated Bourbon (BevNet)
    • “Heaven’s Door Spirits founded by Bob Dylan, proudly announces the launch of “Homesick Blues” Minnesota Wheated Bourbon. This limited release offering pays homage to Dylan’s birthplace of Duluth.”
  • How Bob Dylan Gave His Blessing to ‘Girl From The North Country’ (Cicinnati Mag)
    • “The idea to set it in Duluth in the years before Bob was born there felt like a beautiful way to honor him. In a sense, there’s the idea that things change when Bob comes into the world, the same way that things change when Jesus Christ comes into the world. There are prophets who come into the world, and things change.”
  • Jack White to Release Bob Dylan Collaborative Performance of “Ball and Biscuit” (Consequence Sound)
    • “The Dylan collaboration, pressed on 7-inch vinyl alongside The White Stripes’ first-ever performance of the song from 2002, will be released as part of the latest installment in Third Man Records’ Vault subscription program. The package also boasts a 3xLP recording of The White Stripes’ 2003 concert in Las Vegas.”

New Bob Dylan Podcasts

Upcoming Bob Dylan Events

Complete List of Worldwide: Bob Dylan Events Calendar

Photo Of The Week

Two images reportedly from Chicago Oct 6th

Bob Dylan For Sale

  • PRE-ORDER: The Complete Budakon 1978
  • PRE-ORDER: Mixing Up The Medicine (The Bob Dylan Center)
  • PRE-ORDER: Mixing Up The Medicine (Album)
  • NEW: My Greenwish Village: Dave Bob Me (Terri Thal)
  • NEW: Blood in the Tracks: The Musicians Behind Dylan’s Masterpiece
  • NEW: The Double Life of Bob Dylan Vol.2 (’66 – ’21)
    • Amazon (import – Expensive Shipping)
    • Ebook in Apple Books for $15.99 (release 9/28)
  • Heaven’s Door Homesick Blues Whisky & Mixing The Medicine Book Bundle

New Bob Dylan Video

Baez on CBS Sunday Morning

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