John Prine once said, “Bob Dylan opened the door when there was no door, and then left it open for others to come through.” When Jack Torrey and Page Burkum, aka Minnesota band The Cactus Blossoms, found that door, they walked right through it. "Dylan’s music was a friend and guide to me in those early years and has continued to be an artistic home base for me and Page,” Torrey says.
On 7 July 2022, Bob Dylan’s first new studio recording of “Blowin’ in the Wind” since 1962, from a special session with multi-Grammy winning producer T Bone Burnett, on the recently announced groundbreaking Ionic Original disc, sold for £1,482,000 / $1,769,508 / €1,733,940 (estimate: £600,000-1,000,000) during The Exceptional Sale at Christie’s London, during Classic Week.
It’s been a few years since Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna paid $4 to see Bob Dylan play at his high school auditorium in Long Beach, California, but the fire lit inside of Hanna that night still burns as strong as ever. Hanna and his Dirt Band bandmates have had quite a career of their own since then, introducing folk, bluegrass, and country music—what would later be termed “Americana”—to a whole new generation of fans.
Multiple Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett today unveils the completion of special studio recording sessions with Bob Dylan, during which the universally acclaimed artist revisited a personally chosen set of his iconic songs for the first time in decades. These recordings have resulted in the creation of Ionic Originals: Newly developed discs that advance the art of recorded sound and mark the first breakthrough in analogue sound reproduction in more than 70 years.
Five-decades-running Americana pioneers Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have already played a major role in the preservation and popularity of folk music—their Will The Circle Be Unbroken album series introduced droves of new fans to folk, country, and bluegrass and earned the band multiple Grammy awards—but now, the long-running group have taken on another American institution near and dear to their hearts; the Bob Dylan songbook.
Passim’s School of Music Announces Winter 2022 Semester Including Classes on the Songs of Bob Dylan & The Band and Bonnie Raitt
Passim’s School of Music is back with more than two dozen classes including a pair of classes examining the music of Bob Dylan & The Band and Bonnie Raitt. This semester half of the classes will be held online, while the rest remain in person. All classes will begin remotely for the first two weeks, and then in person classes will return to the Passim School of Music in Harvard Square. The weekly courses start next week. A complete list of courses can be found passim.org/school-of-music.
Chrissie Hynde has announced plans for a very special livestream holiday event. Filmed and recorded live at London’s historic Royal Opera House, CHRISSIE HYNDE & CO. SING BOB DYLAN (AND OTHER SONGS) premieres Sunday, December 26, at 3:00 PM (EST), with on-demand viewing available through Monday, January 3 at 2:59 AM (EST). Tickets for CHRISSIE HYNDE & CO. SING BOB DYLAN (AND OTHER SONGS) are available via Veeps exclusively at chrissiehynde.veeps.com.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS OWNER JIM IRSAY TO HOST ONE-NIGHT-ONLY EVENT IN AUSTIN SHOWCASING HISTORICAL ITEMS
Jim Irsay, owner & CEO of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, is bringing items from The Jim Irsay Collection – his renowned assemblage of historic and iconic artifacts from rock music, American history and pop culture – to Austin for a one-of-a-kind, invite-only reception showcasing Irsay’s passion for preser