It’s the 35th anniversary of the release of Dylan’s Infidels album and the 40th anniversary of Street Legal’s release , so you can expect to hear some songs from them but we’ll also roam through the entire Dylan catalogue, right up to his recent albums, and, as always, throw in some obscure Dylan stuff as well.
Anchoring the evening’s celebration will be Pete and Maura Kennedy, who return for their tenth Dylan Birthday celebration. Guitars, sitars and even ukuleles come into play when The Kennedys “do Dylan.” (www.kennedysmusic.com)
Rod MacDonald, one of America’s finest singer-songwriters and an acknowledged master at interpreting Dylan, returns for another Dylanfest. Rod and his band Big Brass Bed have recently recorded a third album of Dylan songs. (www.rodmacdonald.net).
Russ Seeger, of Levon Helm’s Last Hombres, interprets lesser-known Dylan songs and adds great fiddle and guitar work to other Dylan classics in his ninth appearance at Bob Dylan Birthday celebration. (www.myspace.com/russseegermusic).
Also in the band: Brian Kachejian on keyboards, Steve Kaplan on bass and Tom Ryan (of the Last Hombres) on drums. And who knows who else might appear?