Blood on the Tracks Live - 2009

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Celebrating BOB DYLAN with Blood on the Tracks Live featuring Peter Ostroushko, Kevin Odegard and Gregg Inhofer

The St. Louis Park Summer Concert Series presents a once-in-a-lifetime event featuring local musicians who have achieved national recognition. THE KO BAND SUMMER JAM presents Blood on the Tracks Live, a Dylan tribute band fronted by members of Dylan's 1974 studio band, headlining a 7 pm FREE outdoor concert at Wolfe Park Amphitheater. Opening the show is the KO Band with Jeff Dayton and St Louis Park native Bobby Z Rivkin.

BLOOD ON THE TRACKS LIVE was formed in 1974 when Bob Dylan re-recorded tracks for his seminal album "Blood on the Tracks" in Minneapolis using local musicians. This group has reunited for a handful of performances beginning with Dylan's 60th birthday celebration at First Avenue in 2000 and a sold-out performance at the Pantages Theater in 2004. In 2005, the studio band was inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame. Scheduled to appear are Peter Ostrousko, Gregg Inhofer, Stan Kipper, Chico Perez, Larry Suess, Scott Dercks, Kevin Bowe, Dan Israel, Matt "Dr" Fink from Prince and the Revolution, and special guests.

THE KO BAND SUMMER JAM In 1975, just before St Louis Park-born brothers Bobby Z RIvkin and David Z Rivkin earned international acclaim, they collaborated on David Z's debut as a producer on "Silver Lining," the second album by Dylan sideman Kevin Odegard. The title song, written by David, triggered national radio airplay and media interest, and the group hit the road as The KO Band, with Bobby Z on drums and Glen Campbell's future bandleader Jeff Dayton on guitar.

David Z was associated with three major Twin Cities rock 'n' roll bands: the Chancellors, the High Spirits, and Stillroven. Later, he prospered - both locally and nationally - as a songwriter, session musician, record promoter, producer and engineer. Among the renowned recording artists David has produced are Leo Kottke, Fine Young Cannibals, Bodeans, and John Mayall. In addition to his extensive studio work with Prince, David's greatest success came when he produced St. Louis Park resident Steven Greenberg's Lipps Inc.'s worldwide smash hit "Funkytown."

Bobby Z played drums for Prince and the Revolution from 1978 to 1987. Also a successful producer and songwriter, Bobby has worked with influential artists such as Boy George, Manhattan Transfer, Colin Hay (Men at Work), Jonny Lang, George Thorogood, Wendy and Lisa, Garrison Keillor, and others.

In 2008, Bobby and David were inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame. 

This is a rare opportunity to hear these local musicians who achieved national success. The outdoor concert is free, with free parking available at the St. Louis Park Rec Center (3700 Monterey Drive) or at the parking ramps at Excelsior and Grand. The show starts at 7 PM. For more information, call (612)-817-8965.

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