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Looking Back At Woodstock 50 Years Later

WOODSTOCK. Three Days of Peace & Music. Michael Lang. Reel Art Press. This beautiful coffee-table style book by the creator of the legendary Woodstock Festival commemorates the 50th birthday of … Continue reading

August 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Rolling Thunder Revue Spotlights Dylan’s Many Faces

THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: THE 1975 LIVE RECORDINGS. Bob Dylan. Columbia/Legacy. In 1975, Bob Dylan took to the road with his famed “Rolling Thunder Revue.” The tour was designed to … Continue reading

June 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert Celebrates One of American Music’s Forgotten Influences

WOODY GUTHRIE ALL-STAR TRIBUTE CONCERT 1970. Directed by Jim Brown. Produced by Jim Brown, Nancy Wexler, Nora Guthrie, Harold Leventhal. Frederic Underhill, David Myers. MVD Visual. Woody Guthrie’s songwriting and … Continue reading

June 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan Live 1962-66 Offers A Snapshot of the Poet Recast As Orator

BOB DYLAN LIVE 1962-1966. Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections. Bob Dylan. Sony Legacy. Bob Dylan has refined his stage persona and perfected his live performances during the course of … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

Appleseed’s Roots & Branches Shows How Folk Changed the American Musical Landscape

ROOTS & BRANCHES – APPLESEED RECORDINGS 21ST ANNIVERSARY. Various Artists, including Bruce Springsteen, John Wesley Harding, Tom Morello, Roger McGuinn and John Stewart. Appleseed Recordings. The Appleseed Recordings label is synonymous with … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

More Blood, More Tracks Revisits Love & Loss In Bob Dylan’s Most Private Story

MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. The Bootleg Series Volume #14. Bob Dylan. Columbia/Legacy. Blood On the Tracks is Bob Dylan’s finest, most fully-realized record. It is also probably the most difficult record … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Steven Graves’ How Long

HOW LONG. Steven Graves. Steven Graves Music.  Dennis McNally serves as Steven Graves’ press agent. Many will readily identify McNally’s name, as he held the same position for decades for … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Blues Philosopher Brownie McGhee

I met Walter Brown “Brownie” McGhee in Oakland, California in the mid 1980s. I was a college student at the time, attending San Francisco State University, studying journalism and creative … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Trouble No More & A Poet’s Connection With the Spirit Guide

TROUBLE NO MORE: THE BOOTLEG SERIES – VOLUME 13 (1979-1981). Bob Dylan. Columbia Records. “An artist doesn’t work for money, or for God, or for the audience, or for personal … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · 1 Comment
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