Article updated June 27, 2017 by Dave Read 780 Holmes Road Revisited,* or, Where’s the Art, Bob? Throughout his career, Bob Dylan has been an exponent of the “folk process,” wherein an artist appropriates an extant song, modifies it to the degree that now there are two songs, which may appear to be siblings, but […]Continue reading Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize lecture
Bob Dylan in the Berkshires
Bob Dylan’s Tanglewood show, July 2, 2016, was his seventh performance in the Berkshires, but only the fifth time he has headlined a concert here. His first local show was as guest of Joan Baez at her Aug. 17, 1963 concert in Pittsfield, when he sang Only a Pawn in Their Game, Blowin' in the Wind, and A Hard Rain’s A-gonna Fall.
On November 7, 1975, he returned, with Ms. Baez and other members of the Rolling Thunder Revue, for the legendary party at Mama Frasca's Dream Away Lodge in Becket.
July 2, 2016 Tanglewood concert review by Dave Read It was a night of biblical proportions at Tanglewood, a concert by Bob Dylan that was a revelation, following a set by Mavis Staples that was a revival. The revelation is that some 55 years into his career, by remaining true and not wavering from his […]Continue reading Bob Dylan at Tanglewood July 2, 2016
Article by Dave Read Facebook Twitter Bob Dylan’s Tanglewood show, July 2, 2016, will be the seventh time he has performed in the Berkshires, but only the fifth time he has headlined a concert here. His surprise appearance as guest of Joan Baez at her Aug. 17, 1963 concert in Pittsfield, when he sang Only […]Continue reading Bob Dylan plays the Berkshires
Article by Dave Read Facebook Twitter Update: Bob Dylan at Tanglewood July 2, 2016. Bob Dylan has an association with the Berkshires that spans the five decades of his career and includes a couple of events at the apogee of all Dylan fan’s “wish-I’d-been-there” list, even though there have been only four Bob Dylan concerts […]Continue reading Bob Dylan in the Berkshires
Article updated June 26, 2018 by Dave Read Inside Llewyn Davis, the 2013 Coen Brothers movie based on Dave Van Ronk’s memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street, inspired me to tell the story of a few encounters with Van Ronk over the course of almost 25 years. We met at the Rusty Nail Saloon, Sunderland, […]Continue reading Remembering Dave Van Ronk
June 23, 2013 Article by Dave Read Joan Baez delighted an audience of perhaps 5,000 at Tanglewood on June 23, 2013 fifty years after playing to a sold-out audience at the Boy’s Club in Pittsfield on August 14, 1963. At Tanglewood, she sang Bob Dylan’s plaintive It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, his vituperative Don’t […]Continue reading Joan Baez at Tanglewood
May 11, 2016 Article by Dave Read Bob Dylan first performed in the Berkshires on August 17, 1963 as Joan Baez’s unannounced guest at the Boy’s Club in Pittsfield, one of three Berkshire Music Barn concerts that were held in Pittsfield that year to accommodate a larger audience than the Music Barn’s Lenox facility could. […]Continue reading Bob Dylan appears with Joan Baez at Boy’s Club Pittsfield, MA
Nov. 19, 2010 Article by Dave Read Attending an episode of the Bob Dylan Show is like pulling your car over to the curb in the midst of an ordinary errand late in the afternoon of a drab day because you noticed something on the horizon and thought, Wow! that needs a closer look. Because […]Continue reading Bob Dylan show Mullins Center Nov. 19, 2010
Here’s a fresh take on why Bob Dylan will not be playing in China this spring: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/04/an-entirely-differnet-view-of-the-dylan-china-saga/38493Continue reading Bob Dylan cancels China tour
Bob Dylan talks about Christmas in the Heart, in an exclusive interview with Bill Flanagan for Street News Service.Continue reading Bob Dylan talks about Christmas in the Heart