Joan Osborne to release new Dylan covers album

Joan Osborne of philosophical musings about higher being fame has announced the release of her ninth studio album “Songs of Bob Dylan” for September 1st, her own interpretation of Dylan’s catalogue from his 60s and 70s standards through to his later releases that she spent time crafting as part of the “Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan” residencies – two two-week stints at New York’s Café Carlyle in March 2016 and 2017, which were described as ‘Magic’ by the Huffington Post and delivering ‘No-nonsense Dylan’ by the New York Times (she then went on to deliver a “Nonsense Dylan” set at the Frog and Bucket in Camden).  You can hear the first track from it via Spotify below, along with the tracklisting.  Continue reading “Joan Osborne to release new Dylan covers album”

Bob Dylan, London Palladium, London 28th April 2017

This was the first of three nights at The London Palladium, and this pretty theatre is by far the smallest venue I’ve ever seen Dylan in with just a 2,2866 capacity: Wembley Arena or The Dome this is not. Which means that even up in the Upper Circle the seats aren’t really that far from the stage – probably equivalent to being a dozen rows back in the stalls. The view of the stage – and hence the view of the band – is just perfect. Even during dimly lit sections it’s possible to pick out Dylan’s facial asides to the band – well, when they aren’t obscured by his wide brimmed hat. Continue reading “Bob Dylan, London Palladium, London 28th April 2017”

Dylan documentary to be shown on 1965 tour stops

And if you were a massive fan you could do all the dates and watch the film 7 times. If you really loved Bob you would. Uncut reports: “Dates have been announced for a UK tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of DA Penebaker‘s Bob Dylan documentary “Dont Look Back”. Penebaker’s film follows Dylan’s 1965 UK tour. This run of screenings dates follows in the footsteps of that momentous tour, taking place in cities where Dylan performed in 1965.  Continue reading “Dylan documentary to be shown on 1965 tour stops”

“Outlaw Music Festival Tour” announced with the best line-up ever

Imagine if you will your dream line-up for a single night out and it probably doesn’t get much better than this. Oh for Star Trek style transporters.  RS Country reports: “Willie Nelson is assembling a genre-defying roster of artists for a new summer package tour. The Outlaw Music Festival Tour will kick off July 1st in New Orleans with Sheryl Crow, the Avett Brothers and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Bob Dylan, Jason Isbell, My Morning Jacket, Margo Price, Hayes Carll, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats will appear on select dates of the six-city run. Additional shows and artists are forthcoming.  Continue reading ““Outlaw Music Festival Tour” announced with the best line-up ever”

Hear track from new Dylan album – Listen

Which never ceases to be an exciting thing! Paste report: “Bob Dylan  has just released “Stardust,” the third track from his forthcoming triple album Triplicate, a continuation of his grizzled take on popular jazz standards. The single has just the right amount of swing and country shuffle, and it might be the best that Dylan has sounded in the recent jazz releases. “Stardust” follows previous singles “My One and Only Love” and “I Could Have Told You” leading up to the release of the full album. Continue reading “Hear track from new Dylan album – Listen”