Bob at the Casino

We heard a great Dylan concert on May 2, 2015 at Winstar in Thackeville, OK. Bob's voice was much clearer, less gravely that it has been in the last few years. It was a gentler concert. Only three or four songs that were before 2000. Lot's of songs off of Tempest, and of course his new poignant closer: "Stay with Me".

Bob's Still Doin' It

I have been watching with great expectation the tour schedule on So far no new dates beyond his summer tour of UK and Europe. They usually are about three months ahead when they announce, so if Bob does a swing through the US in September they should announce it fairly quickly. The "fancams" of his South American tour show him still hanging in there, giving it all he's got, like he always has. I recently watched the clip of Isis from Renaldo and Clara (which is up on Utube in its entire 4 hour version). His performance on that song is spell-binding. Powerfully delivered, what a picture he paints. And the band is rockin'. Wish I had been there live. Later - Tex

Bob... A genre unto himself...

Here is a great qoute I just found:

...Bob Dylan is an artist of such incredible range and depth that he’s really a genre unto himself. His back catalogue is brimming with so many masterpieces, and his career has encompassed so many phases, that he simply cannot be boiled down to one homogenous overview.

John Carvill

Heard Bob in Tulsa in October

I haven't been very good at blogging, but in case anyone might be interested let me tell you a bit about our trip in October (22nd I think) to Tulsa to here Bob. Dylan toured through September, October all the way up to Thanksgiving. Beginning in the Northwest (Seattle), swinging through California, Arizona, Nevada (yup, he played "Vegas"), Colorado, into my home state of Kansas, Tulsa, Springfield MO, headed north to Indiana, three dates in Chicago, on through Ohio, into Canada, Boston, Phili, NYC. What a grueling schedule for a 68 year old artist.

Beverly and I drove to Tulsa because that was as close as he was going to be. He performed in a vintage 2800 seat auditorium (good dry hall), the overall sound was loud but you could here Bob better than the summer shows. Long story short - great show. He played no guitar but mostly organ. Often took center stage and delivered his lyrics full force, posing at times, gesturing with his hands, throwing his head back, dancing around, smiling. He had Charlie Sexton back on guitar and the band sound was cleaner. There was even a trumpet solo by his pedal steel player (he probably could use a semester at UNT). The crowd was into it (Tulsa is a great music town).

Anyway we had a great time and took the scenic route (hiway 69) back to Texas on a gray but pleasant Sunday afternoon.