The Hibbing Arts Council and Dylan Days Benefit Concert Committee are pleased to
announce that famed violinist Scarlet Rivera will headline the line up for
the 2009 Dylan Days Benefit Concert at the Historic Hibbing High School
Auditorium on Saturday, May 23, 2009. Rivera, violinist for Bob Dylan in
the mid-1970's, will be accompanied by Gene LaFond & The Wild Unknown.
"This will be an historic event and is not to be missed," said Gregg
French, chair of the Dylan Days Benefit Concert Committee. "This is
truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to see true musical legends
perform live on the Hibbing High School Auditorium stage." Rivera and
LaFond are contemporaries of Hibbing native Bob Dylan and accompanied him
on the famous Rolling Thunder Revue Tour of 1975 and 1976.
One of the world's most prominent, active and versatile violinists,
Rivera is known for her contributions to the recordings and performances
of some of the most influential artists of our time, including Bob Dylan,
Indigo Girls, Tracy Chapman, Keb 'Mo, and David Johanson. Though Rivera
is a composer and performer in her own right, she has made vital
contributions to Bob Dylan's Desire and Hard Rain albums, Dylan's World
of John Hammond Special for NBC, his film Renaldo and Clara, and several
cuts on Dylan's Biograph and The Bootleg Series.
Gene LaFond is a founding member of The Mere Mortals with the late Larry
Kegan. Past gigs include opening for Bob Dylan, twice performing at Neil
Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert, opening for Ramblin' Jack Elliott
and Kinky Friedman as well as numerous sold out shows over the years in
the twin Cities. Gene's current band, The Wild Unknown, carries on the
tradition of original music and classic rock, blues and folk rock music.
LaFond and Kegan were Bob Dylan's personal guests on tour annually for 15
years - including on various stretches of the Rolling Thunder Revue Tour.
The Rolling Thunder Revue was a famed concert tour comprised of a
traveling caravan of musicians, headed by Bob Dylan that took place in
the fall of 1975 and the spring of 1976. The January 1976 release of
Dylan's album Desire fell between the two legs of the tour.
The winners of the 2009 Elementary School Dylan Days Talent Show and
the 2009 Dylan Days Singer Songwriter Contest will be invited to open the
Hurry, get your no-fee tickets today! Don't miss this opportunity to see
musical legends perform live on the historic Hibbing High School
Auditorium stage. This will be a once in a lifetime event and a whopping
Tickets go on sale Monday, February 2nd and are available by calling
1-866-420-1234 (toll free) or 651.209.6689.
On Saturday, January 5th, a memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM at St. Peters Church
George Receli is interviewed in the July/August/September issue of Classic Drummer.
Hibbing's 2007 Dylan Days celebration will run from May 23-27. The featured musical performer> will be acclaimed folk and pop singer Maria Muldaur. For more information, click here.
Bob Dylan's XM radio show will premiere on Wednesday, May 3 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.
Click here for a listing of rebroadcast times.
J.J. Jackson, Bob Dylan's well liked, former guitarist, wanted me to remind everyone that he will be playing guitar and harp in the world premiere Twyla Tharp/Bob Dylan production of "The Times They Are A-Changin'" The Facinating musical event is directed and choreographed by the internationally renowned Twyla Tharp and set to the music of the legendary Singer/Songwriter Bob Dylan. The show will be at the Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park in San Diego and will run through next Sunday, March 19th. Showtimes are 7:00 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday and 8:00 PM on Thursday and Friday. There will be 2 shows on Saturday at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM and 2 shows on Sunday at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. The production is scheduled to move to Broadway in the Fall. J.J. said it would be great to see everyone again.
Mary Lee Kortez and her band
Mary Lee's Corvette released a recording
of the full
I awoke one morning from yet another spectacular dream about Bob Dylan, feeling as fully good and satisfied as these dreams always leave me. I decided that I couldn't be the only person on the planet having recurring — or even sporadic — dreams about Bob. So I've decided to write a book called "Dreaming of Dylan: 115 Dreams About Bob." I'm in the process of collecting 115 dreams from around the world. Turns out lots of people do in fact dream about Bob, and they want to talk about it. If you have had any dreams of Dylan and want to share them, please do! Who knows where it may lead? As he said himself, “I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.” Any dreamers who prefer to remain anonymous can do so. Send your dreams to Magdalane2@aol.com. Thanks! Mary Lee Kortes Mary Lee's Corvette
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