BOB DYLAN'S 75th BIRTHDAY JAM
Co-presented with The Lumberyard
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 8m
Adobe Room - Lumberyard Courtyard - 201 East Dallas Street
Musician Bob Dylan turned 75 years old on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 and Marfa Live Arts honored him with a night of song and celebration under the stars at The Lumberyard Courtyard starting at 8pm. In its fifth year, this annual jam invites musicians and fans to perform their favorite Dylan numbers. Friends on the bill included: David Beebe, Tim Johnson, DeDe Taylor, Stephen Bright, Rae Anna Hample, Jon Coleman, Christine Olejniczak, Gretel Enck, Max Tolleson, Cory Van Dyke, and more. Bring your guitar, your favorite Dylan lyrics!
“Destiny is a feeling you have that you know something about yourself nobody else does. The picture you have in your own mind of what you're about will come true. It's a kind of a thing you kind of have to keep to your own self, because it's a fragile feeling, and you put it out there, then someone will kill it. It's best to keep that all inside.” Bob Dylan, The Bob Dylan Scrapbook: 1956-1966
As a songwriter, Dylan has influenced millions. As an activist, he inspired a generation. Nearly half a century after he released his first album, Dylan continues to release new albums and tour the country playing concerts. Whether you’re ready to step on stage or not, Dylan’s music has been a part of American culture for the past 50 years, so you are sure to enjoy the event and hear some of your favorites.
Dylan has supported many causes and is arguably the most influential music icon of his age. They say everyone gets round to listening to Dylan eventually. He was involved in civil rights in the 1960s, and joined protest rallies and concerts. In his eyes, he was just a guitar player who wrote over 1000 songs. But he was mostly a genius at reflecting the times in his poetry and music rather than being involved in any cultural revolution.
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“How Bob Dylan Changed the '60s, and American Culture” Eleanor Barkhorn for The Atlantic.