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Oct 8-14, 2023

Seven Days in Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan Tour News

Covers and Rarities This Week

Tour News

  • Bob Dylan Still Painting His Masterpiece (Milwaukee – Shepherd Express)
    • “Still painting his masterpiece, he returned last night to offer a snapshot of his never-ending work-in-progress for the first of two shows. If this wasn’t the barnstorming band of his last visit, it certainly leaned into updated string-band in the parlor music.”
  • 2,300 words about Bob Dylan’s October 12 show at Riverside Theater (Milwaukee Record)
    • “This time around, Dylan had again re-framed even his new songs with a different emphasis of stylistic historical reference: barrel house, boogie-woogie, and early proto-rock ‘n’ roll. Dylan’s piano playing came even more to the fore in the excellent audio mix at The Riverside. The arrangements overall gave a more powerful rhythmic emphasis, more drive and force to contrast with the moments of hushed sublimity in songs like “Mother Of Muses.””
  • Two More Nights in Chicago (Flagging Down Double E’s)
    • “The story of this stand will clearly be in the Chicago-blues covers. On night 2, he reprised the night-one opener Born in Chicago,” then threw in another never-before-played song as the finale after “Every Grain of Sand.”

The Week's Best News & Posts

  • Peggi Blu on Singing with (and Cooking for) Bob Dylan (Flagging Down Double E’s)
    • “But she logged more studio time with him, singing backing vocals on Empire BurlesqueKnocked Out Loaded, and Down in the Groove. And, it turns out, even more time “off the clock.” She was close friends with Carolyn Dennis, Dylan’s backup-singer-turned-wife. Indeed, she was one of the few people who knew about their marriage at the time.”
  • ‘The Last Waltz’ Returns to Theaters for 45th Anniversary (Variety)
    • “Scorsese’s adoration of Robbie is noticeable throughout the film. Robertson is the author of the songs and he’s also the handsome guitarslinger that the camera loves. For Scorsese to shoot past his greatest visual asset and the genius behind that songbook would have been foolish.”
  • Sinead O’Connor Artist Badge Worn at Bob Dylan Concert Goes Under Hammer (Irish News)
    • “Sinead O’Connor’s access-all-areas personal artist credentials/badge laminate worn on stage during her performance at a Bob Dylan anniversary concert is to be sold at auction.”
  • How Bob Dylan Saved a Minneapolis Theater (Travel Mole)
    • “A lesser-known Minneapolis-Dylan fact: the historic Hennepin Avenue theatre could’ve been lost to demolition in the late 1970s if not for Dylan’s help. He purchased the theater in time for a reopening on July 3, 1979, with the three-week run of the National Touring Company of “A Chorus Line.”
  • What is Really Sacred? Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Untold Dylan)
    • “This is not Dylan railing against a hard rain. The rain itself is weary and crying. After another chorus, Dylan suggests one context for this weariness, as the last leaves of autumn “fell from the trees and clung to a new love’s breast.” The bare branches play like a banjo to the wind again, this wind listening best to the cries of the world.”
  • Diamonds From the Deepest Ocean : Bob Dylan | Peco’s Blues (Aquarium Drunkard)
    • “Most of the soundtrack LP was recorded a month later, in February 1973, at two sessions on a soundstage in Burbank, California. By then, Dylan was finished with filming and had the opportunity to gather a more simpatico group of musicians, including Jim Keltner and Bruce Langhorne, Roger McGuinn and Byron Berline.”

New Bob Dylan Podcasts


  • Mixing Up The Medicine – Book Preview with Authors Mark Davidson and Parker Fishel
  • Separate New Podcasts on Pod Dylan and Dylan.FM
  • Early Access for FM+ and FM Premium Members Monday Oct.16
  • Public to Be Announced

Upcoming Bob Dylan Events

Complete List of Worldwide: Bob Dylan Events Calendar

Photo Of The Week

Guitarist Bob Britt has been giving fans on on-stage and back-stage view of the Dylan Tour on his @Bruttunes Instagram account. He shared these shots below, and our cover shot this week of the view from Dylan’s piano mic.

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New Bob Dylan Video

The Beaten Path 2023

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