Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dylan's 69th Birthday Bash

What is your favorite Dylan cover? Over the years nearly every performer has covered a Dylan song. These efforts have ranged from “pretty cool” like Susan Tedeschi’s version of Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright… to “kind of creepy” like William Shatner doing Mr. Tambourine Man.

For a special edition of KAXE's On the River Monday, May 24th from 7 – 10PM volunteer host Grant Frashier will be focusing on the music of Dylan in honor of Bob’s 69th birthday. In addition to hearing from Bob himself, Grant will be playing some of his and your favorite Dylan covers.

Let us know what your favorite Dylan covers are so that we can share them with other listeners - just leave a comment on this blog or call our Talkback line at 218-999-9876.

And listen on Monday, May 24th from 7 until 10PM for this special Dylan’s Birthday Bash edition of On The River with Grant Frasier.

That same day it's the kick off of Dylan Days, supporting the arts and honoring Bob Dylan in his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota from the 27th-30th. Over the past several years Dylan Days has built a grassroots tradition including the singer/songwriter contest, writing contest and literary showcase, one act playwright contest, visual arts competition, Bobby Zimmerman bus tour, live music series and the Hibbing Arts Council Dylan Days Benefit Concert, along with several other annual events.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sertab Erener's version of "One More Cup of Coffee" from the Masked and anonymous CD. That Album is filled with great covers, including the hip-hop remix of "Like a Rolling Stone" by the Brazillian group Articolo 31.

Lake Country Blogger said...

This may be a cliche for a reason:

All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - Linda Ronstadt or Tracy Nelson - I can't decide

jeff said...

The White Stripes version of Once More Cup of Coffee... is also quite awesome. - Jeff Olds.