Bob Dylan is the pre-eminent poet/lyricist and songwriter of his time. He re-energized the folk-music genre, brought a new lyrical depth to rock and roll when he went electric, and bridged the worlds of rock and country by recording in Nashville. As much as he’s played the role of renegade throughout his career, Dylan has also kept the rock and roll community mindful of its roots by returning often to them. With his songs, Dylan has provided a running commentary on a restless age. His biting, imagistic and often cryptic lyrics served to capture and define the mood of a generation. For this, he’s been elevated to the role of spokesmen. – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
His songs “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Lay Lady Lay,” “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” “Just Like a Woman,” “I Shall Be Released,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” “Blowin’ in the Wind’,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “Times They Are A-Changing’ and “Tangled Up in Blue” leave a timeless legacy making him one of the top 100 most influential people of the past century as chosen by LIFE magazine.
The 2016 Bob Dylan and His Band concerts are destined to be one of the year’s major tours and a musical event of depth, grace and greatness. Make sure you secure your tickets as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a true songwriting master and concert performer.
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Mavis Staples is living, breathing history. She is an alchemist of American music, having continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. Weaving herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip hop over the last 60 years, this iconic singer has seen and sung through so many changes, always rising up to meet every road.
Now in her seventh decade, with the release of her new album Livin’ on a High Note (ANTI-), she is only gaining momentum. Produced by M. Ward with songs by Neko Case, Justin Vernon, Nick Cave, Ben Harper, Tune-Yards, Aloe Blacc and others, the album serves as a summation and furtherance of her illustrious career. Refusing to fade away, she continues to tour incessantly, remaining as vital, engaged, and true as always. There is no persona; she is, simply and untouchably, Mavis–and Livin’ on a High Note is the symphony of her life.
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