JOHN BUSHEY - 25 YEARS OF KUMD'S HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED - 2016

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7 Reasons To Join Us at the Rex to Celebrate 25 Years of Highway 61 Revisited

"Twilight on the frozen lake

North wind about to break

On footprints in the snow

Silence down below..."

~Never Say Goodbye, Planet Waves

This past year has been pretty special around the Northland. The Duluth Armory, where a young Robert Zimmerman caught a spark from the still-shining candle of Buddy Holly, celebrated it's 100th anniversary. In May, Bob Dylan's 75th birthday was celebrated with a weeklong Dylan Fest the way only the people of his birthplace town could do it, with music, art, poetry, film and a mayoral proclamation. In two weeks, October 15, we're gathering for one more special celebration... 25 years of the KUMD radio program hosted by John Bushey, listened to worldwide through streaming media, Highway 61Revisited.

From our concert in the mud... 

From our concert in the mud... 

 

This one will be especially sweet and for the next two weeks I''ll attempt to be as persuasive as I am permitted to induce you to join us for the celebration. There will be music, wonderful sounds from Cowboy Angel Blue and The Freewheelers, plus an assortment of special guests. Magic Marc Percansky will be on hand to MC. There will also be an auction of rare memorabilia from an assortment of places, including a few that will surprise you. Dylanologist Bill Pagel is donating several rare items from his collection, and Bob himself signed a copy of Bringing It All Back Home for this event. The aim of this blog post is to whet your appetite by showing you some of what you can expect to find. If I get a chance I'll see if there's an ATM in the building. In another post I'll provide a glimpse of a number of other items. Money raised will help defray the cost of the event while providing seed money for the 2017 Duluth Dylan Fest. 

The influential Donovan signed a photo from his early years.

The influential Donovan signed a photo from his early years.

Scarlet sent this photo from a very special time. 

Scarlet sent this photo from a very special time. 

With an inscription by the voice of Highway 61 Revisited, John Bushey

With an inscription by the voice of Highway 61 Revisited, John Bushey

Donovan sent this signed photo of he and Hendrix. 

Donovan sent this signed photo of he and Hendrix. 

Another rare concert poster. Don't be late!!!!

Another rare concert poster. Don't be late!!!!

Get your tickets here.

Meantime, life goes on all around you. Get into it.

Ennyman is a Life Under Construction. Writer, artist, philosopher, friend... visit www.ennyman.com to put your mind at e's.

Original Article: http://pioneerproductions.blogspot.com/2016/10/7-reasons-to-join-us-at-rex-to.html

9 More Reasons Dylan Fans Should Join Us at the Rex

Yesterday I shared 7 Reasons to join us October 15 at The Rex @ Fitger's in Duluth to celebrate the 25th anniversary of John Bushey's KUMD  radio program Highway 61 Revisited. In addition to an evening of fun and memorable music (Cowboy Angel Blue and The Freewheelers, plus special guests) there will be a silent auction with many unusual and rare Dylan-themed collectibles.Take a peek here at what's in store. Moneys raised from goods sold will be used to defray the costs associated with this event. Whatever else is procured will be used as seed money for the 2017 Duluth Dylan Fest. (If you see something you really want and are outbid, there is an ATM machine inside the Fitgers complex. Just so you know.)

Here are some items to be auctioned in addition to the ones shown yesterday....

This vinyl of Blood on the Tracks...

This vinyl of Blood on the Tracks...

...has exceedingly rare back cover art.

...has exceedingly rare back cover art.

Bob Dylan personally signed & sent this for the occasion.  

Bob Dylan personally signed & sent this for the occasion.

 

A truly great album.

A truly great album.

Not sold in stores!

Not sold in stores!

Joan likewise signed and sent something special.

Joan likewise signed and sent something special.

This Dylan vinyl is translucent red, from Asia.

This Dylan vinyl is translucent red, from Asia.

Super rare poster. (I would like to hear more about this event.)

Super rare poster. (I would like to hear more about this event.)

Four books signed by their respective authors.

Four books signed by their respective authors.

Join us at The Rex.

Get your tickets here.

He not busy being born is busy dying. Let's stay forever young!

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Original Article: http://pioneerproductions.blogspot.com/2016/10/9-more-reasons-dylan-fans-should-join.html
 

 

John Bushey’s Highway 61 Revisited 25th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 8:00 pm to 12:00 am | $10 | Rex Bar at Fitger’s

KUMD 103.3 FM and Duluth Dylan Fest are hosting a musical celebration marking the 25th anniversary of Highway 61 Revisited, a radio show dedicated to Bob Dylan’s music hosted by Dylan expert John Bushey.

Bushey, who produces the show in a volunteer capacity, will be honored by the city of Duluth at the event. There will also be a Dylan-themed silent auction with rare memorabilia signed by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan and more. Magic Marc Percansky will be the master of ceremony and the live music will be performed by Cowboy Angel Blue, the Boomchucks and special guests. Tickets are available online and at the door.

Highway 61 Revisited airs Mondays and Saturday’s from 5 to 6 p.m. The show is one of a handful of KUMD programs that has consistently aired for more than two decades. The show features Bob Dylan’s music, including live and studio performances as well as different versions of his songs performed by other artists.

Proceeds from the celebration will benefit the 2017 Duluth Dylan Fest and KUMD Duluth Public Radio.

Details

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am

Cost: $10

Organizer

Duluth Dylan Festival

Other

Buy Tickets : http://www.eventbrite.com/o/duluth-dylan-fest-7960859647

Venue

Rex Bar at Fitger’s

600 E. Superior St. 
Duluth, MN 55802

Phone : 218-733-3090

Website: http://fitgers.com/fitgers-shopping-mall/rex-nightclub/?page=restaurants%20nightlife&id=11

 

Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize puts Northland in global spotlight

Bob Dylan performs for a crowd of nearly 8,000 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena in October 1998. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)

John Bushey is the guest of honor of an event Saturday celebrating his 25 years as host of the popular Bob Dylan-themed KUMD-FM radio program "Highway 61 Revisited."

Turns out he is going to have to share the limelight.

"Which I'm thrilled to do," Bushey said. "If it gets more people down here, let's party."

Dylan — born in Duluth and raised in Hibbing — was named winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday, which has Bushey's party-planners looking for a way to tack on a celebration of the award. The event, which starts at 8 p.m. at The Rex, will include music by Cowboy Angel Blue, The Boomchucks and other special guests. Bushey will be honored by the city of Duluth and there will be a silent auction, with memorabilia signed by Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan and more.

Zane Bail, co-chair of Duluth Dylan Fest, said organizers already were kicking around ideas for incorporating Dylan's prize: maybe a cake, signs, a special toast.

"We'll weave this together," she said. "It's John's party, but it's a big deal. I think he's happy to share a stage."

Bushey's "Highway 61 Revisited," which airs at 5 p.m. Saturdays on 103.3 FM, has a mix of the music that influenced Dylan and was influenced by him, covers, concerts, studio outtakes and rarities.

"It's all put together with a little education," Bushey said. "I never invade (Dylan's) privacy. I'm respectful of his music and his life."

In the process of hosting the show — which he initially thought would last about three months — he has become one of the world's go-tos for Dylan-related things.

"I still don't understand why I am," he said. "I'm one of those nuts. When I get a hold of somebody, when somebody grabs me, they grab me in a big way. Whether it's Harry Houdini, John Lennon or Bob Dylan. I read everything I can get my hands on."

After the prize was announced Thursday in Stockholm — early Thursday morning in Duluth — Bushey began taking phone calls from media around the world. He answered calls from Japan and Great Britain, in addition to those from local and regional reporters.

"I got woken up at 3 a.m. by someone in Australia," he told the News Tribune early Thursday afternoon. "I've been up ever since."

In past years, Dylan had been a contender for the Nobel Prize, at least according to the oddsmakers — especially in 2011 when the British gambling company Ladbrokes made him a 5-1 favorite to win.

"There's been talk of this for several years," Bushey said. "It never seems to happen. There wasn't talk this year; it came out of the blue."

Dylan is not the first artist with Duluth ties to win the award. Sinclair Lewis, who briefly lived in the city, won in 1930. Dylan is the only singer-songwriter to win the award — which resonated with Brad Nelson, who is on the Duluth Dylan Fest committee and whose band The Boomchucks, with Jamie Ness, covers Dylan tunes.

"I think it says that he was a songwriter who just kind of blew the doors open for what lyrics could do and mean and how deep they could go and how complicated they could be," he said.

The news isn't sitting as well with the book world, according to Claire Kirch, the Duluth-based Midwest correspondent for Publishers Weekly. She said more-popular picks would have been Philip Roth, Marilynne Robinson or Joyce Carol Oates.

"They're saying that there are real writers who may have deserved it more and the booksellers feel like, 'Oh, he doesn't have much of a body of work,' " said Kirch, whose own response is mixed. "I'm proud as a Duluthian that he won the Nobel Prize in Literature because he's a native of Duluth and, wow, that's great. As someone in the book publishing industry, I do feel there are others more worthy."

Bushey predicted that the award announcement will make Duluth and Hibbing, where Dylan spent his childhood after the age of 6, a draw for national and global media in the coming days.

"Let's face it. There is nowhere else in the world that can celebrate Bob Dylan winning this award that can also celebrate his place of birth," he said. "This is big."

IF YOU GO

What: 25th Anniversary of "Highway 61 Revisited"

When: 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday

Where: The Rex, 600 E. Superior St.

Tickets: $10 at the door

More info: Volunteer host John Bushey will be honored by the city of Duluth; a Dylan-themed silent auction with proceeds going to Duluth Dylan Fest; music by Cowboy Angel Blue, The Boomchucks and special guests.

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