Duluth Does Dylan CD Release - 2016

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Highlights of the 2016 Duluth Dylan Fest: Get Your Tickets Here

Highlights of the 2016 Duluth Dylan Fest: Get Your Tickets Here

Yesterday afternoon while listening to various playlists on my iTunes player the album Highway 61 Revisited came on beginning with that snare-shot heard round the world, the opening salvo of "Like A Rolling Stone", Dylan blasting out that nothing would ever be the same. It was a shot heard 'round the world, history in the making and any time I hear it after not having heard it in a while it strikes me as especially profound. The attitude. The tone. The lyrics. The sound.

Here we are more than fifty years later and it's somewhat incredible that this kid who appeared on the scene like the phenomenon he was is still out there producing records, performing with a super tight band, still remaining unpredictable.

This May, he'll turn 75 and the town of his birth will once again celebrate this passing of another year with a week long festival of events designed to honor this native son who has achieved international fame yet remained connected to his roots. He still maintains a home in Minnesota, and other examples could be cited.

A Little History
The first Bob Dylan Way birthday party was in May 2008 to celebrate the installations of the signs along Bob Dylan Way. The first weeklong Dylan Fest was in May 2011. So 2016 marks the 6th year of the weeklong fest and the 9th year of the Bob Dylan Celebrations put on by the Bob Dylan Way team. The group, however. was started in early 2007 to raise money after the City Council passed the Cultural Pathway in May 2006. 

Duluth has a rich history of celebrating Bob Dylan from John Bushey’s radio show on KUMD – October marks the 25th year. To the early Dylan Birthday Party celebrations held around Duluth in the late 1980s and early 1990s. 

This Year's Event Schedule

The 2016 Duluth Dylan Fest has a number of exciting events in store to celebrate Duluth’s native son Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday and showcasing the Northland’s vibrant arts and music scene. 

Highlights include:
• 48 hour Dylan Film Fest
• Art Show featuring Daniel Botkin
• Duluth Does Dylan CD Release Party
• Poets from the North County featuring Duluth Poet Laureates Barton Sutter and Jim Johnson, among others
• The ever-popular Blood on the Tracks Express rolling music revue featuring local musicians and Dylan Fest favorite the Boomchucks aka The Freewheelers
• Duluth Dylan Fest Singer Songwriter Contest
• Duluth to Hibbing and Back Dylan Fest Bus Tour
• Postage Stamp Cancellation Event at the Armory Annex on London Road, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
• Amory Arts & Music Center Benefit Concert: The Basement Tapes/Great White Wonder Concert
• Farewell Brunch at the Zeitgeist Café featuring songwriter Jim Hall

Noteworthy
The Duluth Dylan Fest committee is thrilled to share that a special Bob Dylan exhibit featuring handwritten lyrics, inscribed photographs, early concert flyers and more from the William Pagel Archives will be on exhibit May 4-30 at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum.

Ticketed Duluth Dylan Fest events are available on https://www.eventbrite.com/d/local/dylan-fest/
• May 24th Duluth Does Dylan CD Release Party at 7:30 PM
• May 26th Blood on the Tracks Express Rolling Music Revue (available soon)
• May 27th Dylan Bush Tour: Duluth to Hibbing and Back from 9 AM to 5 PM
• May 28th Bob Dylan Benefit Concert for the Armory Arts & Music Center at 7 PM

All other events are free.

Please share this information with your friends and colleagues. If you have questions, please email duluthdylanfest@gmail.com or zane@northlandfdn.org

Meantime, life goes on all around you. Be part of it.

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Original Article:  http://pioneerproductions.blogspot.com/2016/04/highlights-of-2016-duluth-dylan-fest.html

Einstein Disguised as Robin Hood Opens at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

This week on May 4 Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Duluth, MN, opens its doors to a new Dylan-themed collection titledEinstein Disguised as Robin Hood - Bob Dylan, an Exhibition. The items selected for display come from the collection of Bill Pagel, a respected Dylan historian, researcher and collector of Dylan memorabilia. 

The exhibition, one of several new events added to this year's Duluth Dylan Fest, will be open to the public throughout the month of May with at least two special events taking place concurrent with this exhibition. The first will be a special open house on May 13. The second event will take place Wednesday, May 25 during the week of Duluth Dylan Fest (May 22-29), an 8:00 p.m. concert featuring the band Cowboy Angel Blue.

Tonight I had the privilege of being invited to a private opening and found myself unexpectedly moved by some of what was displayed in the 26 display cases containing scarce to rare Dylan photographs, manuscripts, acetates, and other memorabilia. Early handwritten lyric sheets of several songs are here and a number of real surprises, including the actual document in which Robert Zimmerman changed his name to Dylan.

During the reception I overheard someone state something to the effect that Dylan should not be compared to Einstein. They were commenting on the title of the show and I gently indicated that the title came from a line in Desolation Row from Highway 61 Revisited. I wanted to add it would be better to compare Dylan to Shakespeare. As John Bushey indicated in an interview for local television Dylan will most likely be the one songwriter from our time whose works will be studied well into the future. Decades? Centuries? Time will tell.

One item I found especially touching was a letter Suze Rotolo, his first serious girl friend in New York, wrote to her mother expressing strong emotions about how rudely and disrespectfully her mom treated Bob. The letter, typed in red ink that reminded me of one of my own early typewriters, is quite direct and revealing.

It's strange how you might expect to take some of the original handwritten lyrics for granted when you see them but then find yourself moved and drawn in by the tiny but neatly scribed letters, words, stanzas. In this internet age the phrase "content is king" has become a maxim. From the beginning Dylan produced content, substance, penetrating imperatives, weighty observations... a periodic table of potent lyrical insights. He has spent his lifetime being a fountain of content both remarkable and noteworthy.

OK, so tonight I got my first glimpse of what is on display. As time permits I'll share more, and if you are here in Duluth in the weeks to come you'll need to make your way to Karpeles as well.

About Bill Pagel: Bill Pagel is known worldwide by Dylan fans for his boblinks.com website, a site devoted to all things related to Dylan’s touring. 

About Duluth Dylan Fest: The 2016 Duluth Dylan Fest will take place at various venues in Duluth and Superior from May 22 through May 29. The event is now in its sixth year. Learn more at BobDylanWay.com

* Included in this case is the original Robert Shelton story that appeared in theNew York Times drawing attention to this unusual new Greenwich Village performer, catapulting him onto a path from which he couldn't look back.
** Gene first saw Bob in Dinkytown when he attended U of MN in 1961

Special thanks to John Bushey, host of the KUMD program Highway 61 Revisited, now in its 25th year.

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Original Article: http://pioneerproductions.blogspot.com/2016/05/einstein-disguised-as-robin-hood-opens.html

One More for the Books: A 2-Volume Collection of Dylan-Themed Blog Posts

An opportunity arose. I accepted. A reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library asked if I might like to have my blog posts about Bob Dylan bound and placed in the permanent archives. The library routinely collects and preserves books by local authors for posterity, but in this case not only would it be a collection of blog posts by a local author, the subject matter was Dylan and Dylan is, naturally, a Duluth Native Son.

For my part I had to come up with a title for the book, which in retrospect now feels unwieldy and cumbersome, but here it is. A title page was produced, for which I did the layout. Following this I produced a dedication, preface and introduction. For better or for worse, this is my contribution to the library's archives.

I did make one special request, since the original set would not be available for circulation. Kris, the retiring reference librarian, lobbied on my behalf and sure enough there's a second set that will reside on the public shelves in the biography section. Thank you, Kris. 

Reflections from the North Country, 2007 – 2015
Notes, observations and impressions about the music, art and life of the Northland’s Bob Dylan

DEDICATION
To the many new friends I’ve gotten to know these past several years as a result of our common interest in Bob

PREFACE
Everything here has been pulled from a blog that I initiated in June 2007 called Ennyman's Territory. I began blogging for the purpose of seeing how useful the social media platform would be as a marketing tool for AMSOIL, the company I’ve worked for during much of my career. It immediately became my new morning ritual. My initial blog posts were relatively brief. I would extract a quote or insight from my 30 years of journal writing, and make a few brief observations about it. 

My first Dylan post took place on July 26. Little did I know that I would keep returning to this theme for eight more years, occasionally with great frequency. 

It was seventh grade when I first began taking time to write every morning, keeping a diary of my dreams. At that time, upon waking and before school I would record my dream in a notebook. Over time I could remember three, four and five dreams from the night, pulling out details from that foggy realm between waking and sleeping. By the time I graduated high school I’d produced hundreds of pages of material. 

After college I resumed journaling, though no longer for the purpose of keeping a record of my dreams. Journaling served more of a spiritual and therapeutic function at that time. In the 1980’s my writing moved from avocation to profession, and ultimately a career in advertising. As the Internet evolved I began evolving with it, seeking to understand its value both personally and for marketing purposes. 

Blogging became a natural bi-product of several decades of habit. Habits play a major role in what we do and who we are. In 2007 I made a decision to utilize my morning hour to share my thoughts and observations publicly, via blog, rather than privately in my journals. From then till late 2015 I published a daily blog entry about all manner of topics and insights that I felt compelled to share with others. A surprising number revolved around the music and life of Bob Dylan which have now been assembled here in this volume.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Being a Dylan fan is something akin to being part of a fraternity, or an extended family. This book would not have been possible without contributions from many others whom I have come to value and appreciate for their encouragement and support in various ways over the years. Foremost of these would be John Bushey, host of KUMD’s Highway 61 Revisited for more than 20 years. I don’t believe there’s ever been a radio program that I listened to more faithfully since Gene Shepherd in the ‘60s when I was a teen in New Jersey. (“Flick Lives.”) 

Thank you to “Magic Marc” Percansky for providing rare and original content for numerous blog entries, stories that may have been otherwise lost to history. A similar thank you to Nelson French, who serves on the board of the Armory Arts and Music Center, for pointing out stories worthy of further investigation and broader distribution, and for sharing my Dylan content with the wider universe of Dylan fans. Thank you to Bill Pagel, for contributing a number of photos I used to illustrate these entries, among other things. (And, of course, for your indispensable Boblinks.com.)

Getting to know everyone associated with Dylan Fest has been rewarding, especially Zane, Don, Brad, Mark and all those affiliated with the Historic Duluth Armory, where young Bob had his close encounter with Buddy Holly at the Winter Dance Party a couple days before the latter’s untimely passing. 

There are a host of others who have also been helpful… authors of books and the maintainers of other Dylan blogs and websites that fans have frequented these many years since the dawn of cyberspace, chief of these being Karl Erik Anderson for his work maintaining expectingrain.com, a wonderful ongoing resource for following all things Dylan. 

It's probably appropriate that this collection of blog posts is being published the year of Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday. May his spirit keep us all forever young. 

* * * * 

Whether it's chairs, chalk or cheese, you can find out if I've written about it by Googling “Ennyman + that topic.” I apologize in advance of any errors of fact, or for errors in grammar or typos that you find here in this volume. Much of the content on my blog was written with haste. Fortunately in the digital age one can go back and fix mistakes when they've been noted or noticed, which I've often had to do. 

Ennyman’s Territory has been a labor of love. I don’t consider myself a Dylan scholar as there are so many others more fitting for that title. I’m grateful for those who have shared their research and done all the work for others to sift. 

I didn't realize how much I was into Dylan and his music until I looked back at how much I’d created “under the influence” – which includes nearly three dozen paintings and drawings, produced initially for the purpose of illustrating my blog content. 

Although there are many more important books on Dylan, this one is my story, in that I’m sharing the impressions his music made on me, the experiences that his music is associated with in my life, and how I myself rightly or wrongly interpreted the lyrics in his songs. 

e.n. 
January 2016

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All artwork in this collection is original work by Ed Newman unless otherwise cited in the blog post. 

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Original Article: http://pioneerproductions.blogspot.com/2016/05/one-more-for-books-2-volume-collection.html

DULUTH DOES DYLAN CD RELEASE CONCERT & BOB DYLAN 75th BIRTHDAY PARTY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Fri., May 13, 2016 

On Tues., May 24th people around the world will celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday. The town where he was born, Duluth, Minn., will be no exception. In what will be part of a week-long celebration of the musician, the Bringing It All Back To Duluth Does Dylan CD Release show and Bob Dylan 75th Birthday Party will take place at the Fitger's Rex Bar, 600 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802. The event will feature Duluth-area musicians performing the songs of Bob Dylan.

The evening will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies Magic Marc Percansky. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson will be making a City of Duluth Proclamation, naming it “Duluth Dylan Fest’s Duluth Does Dylan Day” in Duluth. KUMD’s Highway 61 Revisited Radio Show host John Bushey, who's celebrating 25 years of broadcasting the program, will be the evening’s guest of honor.

Musical acts committed to performing at the event so far include Black-eyed Snakes, Erik Berry of Trampled By Turtles, Erik Koskinen, Shaunna Heckman, Gild, Ballyhoo Reunion, James Moors, Timothy Martin & The New Norm, 500 Million Society, Hattie Peterson, Superior Siren, Feeding Leroy, Sarah Krueger, Teague Alexy, Tin Can Gin, The Social Disaster, The Boomchucks, Murder of Crows, and The Weary Tunesmiths (Mimi Parker of Low, Tim Saxhaug of Trampled By Turtles, Rich Mattson, Marc Gartman, and Germaine Gemberling). 

Every five years since 2001, Tom Fabjance and Tim Nelson have released a compilation album featuring Duluth musicians paying homage to their native son, Bob Dylan. In total, the project has netted 60 Bob Dylan songs performed by 60 musical acts. This year’s event will feature acts from all four Duluth Does Dylan-series recordings.

For more information visit www.DuluthDoesDylan.com or www.BobDylanWay.com.

Tickets are $15. Advance tickets are available at the Electric Fetus in Duluth and eventbrite.com.

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Duluth Does Dylan CD Release Concert and Other Music You Can Catch During Dylan Fest

Here's a press release about yet another of the events taking place here during Duluth Dylan Fest 2016. The good news is that the concert/party starts at 7:30 and runs till 10:00. Much of the music scene caters to later hours, which can be challenging if you work the day shift. 

This will be a great time to share the making of memories. Will we see you there?

On Tues., May 24th people around the world will celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday. The town where he was born, Duluth, Minn., will be no exception. In what will be part of a week-long celebration of the musician, the Bringing It All Back To Duluth Does Dylan CD Release show and Bob Dylan 75th Birthday Party will take place at the Fitger's Rex, 600 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802. The event will feature Duluth-area musicians performing the songs of Bob Dylan.


The evening will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies Magic Marc Percansky. Duluth Mayor Emily Larson will be making a City of Duluth Proclamation, naming it “Duluth Dylan Fest’s Duluth Does Dylan Day” in Duluth. KUMD’s Highway 61 Revisited Radio Show host John Bushey, who's celebrating 25 years of broadcasting the program, will be the evening’s guest of honor. 

Musical acts committed to performing at the event so far include Black-eyed Snakes, Erik Berry of Trampled By Turtles, Erik Koskinen, Shaunna Heckman, Ballyhoo, James Moors, Timothy Martin & The New Norm, Hattie Peterson, Superior Siren, Feeding Leroy, Sarah Kreuger, Tin Can Gin, The Social Disaster, The Boomchucks, Murder of Crows, and The Weary Tunesmiths (Mimi Parker of Low, Tim Saxhaug of Trampled By Turtles, Rich Mattson, Marc Gartman, and Germaine Gemberling). 

Every five years since 2001, Tom Fabjance and Tim Nelson have released a compilation album featuring Duluth musicians paying homage to their native son, Bob Dylan. In total, the project has netted 60 Bob Dylan songs performed by 60 musical acts. This year’s event will feature acts from all four Duluth Does Dylan-series recordings. 
 

For more information visit www.DuluthDoesDylan.com or www.BobDylanWay.com

Tickets are $15. Advance tickets are available at the Electric Fetus in Duluth and eventbrite

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m.

There will be many other events next week featuring great live music. Cowboy Angel Blue will be playing at Karpeles after Wednesday's Poets of the Northland event at the Underground. Thursday the Blood on the Tracks Express will be once again take the North Shore Railway yo Two Harbors, an event that has repeatedly sold out. Don't wait till the last minute to get tickets. They've been selling out the past several years.
 

Friday the 27th will be the Singer/Songwriter Contest, which is always a favorite. Starts at 7 p.m. and it's free. A great panel of judges and a lot of fun as performers present a Dylan tune and a composition of their own.

Saturday night it's the annual Armory Arts and Music Center Benefit Concert at Sacred Heart. This is a ticketed event, a fund raiser and awareness raiser for the Armory, now 100 years young. It used to be the kickoff event for Dylan Fest but is now coronates the end of the week. Tickets here.

Sunday morning, coming down... Gather with friends for a farewell brunch with music at Zeitgeist Cafe.

If you're still in the mood for more music, Memorial Day Weekend is the annual Battle of the Jugbands at Amazing Grace in Canal Park's DeWitt-Seitz Building.

Meantime, life goes on all around you... If you know the words, sign along. 

Original Article: http://pioneerproductions.blogspot.com/2016/05/duluth-does-dylan-cd-release-concert.html

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