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Michael Bloofield by Ed Ward

Blogarrhea, New Book Captures Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero >>

Quick. Who's the greatest 1960s guitar hero of them all? Hendrix? Clapton? For my money, it's Michael Bloomfield, the dead Jewish junkie who was so tortured, he had to take heroin just to sleep. When Bob Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival, it was Bloomfield's guitar shrieking out the power chords. Ed Ward's slim 1983 bio has been finally fully fleshed out. 'Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero' (Chicago Review Press) is a revelation.

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Listen to Bob Dylan Sing Sinatra's 'Melancholy Mood' in New Album Announcement >>

For musicians it's a never-ending tour and no one knows that better than Bob Dylan. At a profound 74 years old, the musician is still creating and touring, announcing yet another release for May 20 entitled Fallen Angels.

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Bob Dylan New Album and Tour >>

For Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour to live up to its name, it needs a constant supply of new dates and it got those. Dylan's Reps announced a new series of US dates beginning in June in support of his new album Fallen Angel. The album is the follow up to last years album of Frank Sinatra covers Shadows in the Night. The 74 year old Dylan will finish up his tour commitments in Japan in April and reappear back on the road in June in the state of Washington.

Dylanology: 'Blood on the Tracks' Manuscripts & More on Display at Brady Arts

Dylanology: 'Blood on the Tracks' Manuscripts & More on Display at Brady Arts >>

If you're a Dylanologist, then you've hit the motherload. As it's been reported, a secret archive of Bob Dylan memorabilia, stretching from unreleased recordings and concert footage to "Blood on the Tracks" manuscripts has been bought by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and is on exhibit in the Brady Arts District.

Bob Dylan Mural Painted In Minneapolis

Bob Dylan's Christmas Lights Criticize Slowing of GDP, Gives New Perspective on Singer >>

In this year’s installment of “Bob Dylan’s Christmas Lights: An Introspective” Merrill Markoe analyzes what Dylan actually means by his seasonal décor. This year, however, Mr. Dylan has purchased new lights, which is obviously a remarkable new detail in the saga and perhaps even a contrast to the slowing of the GDP, adding new perspective on the singer.

Remix Bob Dylan's 'Cutting Edge 1965-1966' Bootlegs Via Studio A Revisited Microsite

Remix Bob Dylan's 'Cutting Edge 1965-1966' Bootlegs Via Studio A Revisited Microsite >>

With the latest Dylan-outtakes album on the market, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12, there also comes a new website that lets you remix the session's bloopers. The Studio A Revisited microsite allows you to take specific tracks and listen to them the way you want.

'A Winning Hand' by The Lucky Losers

REVIEW: The Lucky Losers, 'Winning Hand' (West Tone Records) >>

Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz have been singing the blues in San Francisco for a combined 42 years. As The Lucky Losers with 'A Winning Hand' debut as a duet, they tackle Allen Toussaint, Sam & Dave and even Brook Benton & Dinah Washington.

Newport Folk Festival 50th Anniversary Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan and Seeger '65

Newport Folk Festival 50th Anniversary Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan and Seeger '65 >>

At this year's Newport Folk Festival, musicians gathered on stage to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Of the legends that stood before them, a most resounding tribute was paid to none other than Mr. Bob Dylan and the moment he changed the course of the festival's--and music's--history forever.

Rod Stewart Sued, Bo Carter Heirs Say 'Corrina, Corrina' Too Similar

Rod Stewart Sued, Bo Carter Heirs Say 'Corrina, Corrina' Too Similar >>

It seems like Rod Stewart can't catch a break lately--unless, that is, if you're talking about a fan's nose. This time, the musician is being sued over his use of the famous blues song, "Corrina, Corrina."

10-Year-Old Tinashe Sings

10-Year-Old Tinashe Sings "Times They Are a-Changin'" for Bob Dylan in 'Masked and Anonymous' >>

The times certainly are a-changin' for R&B's rising new talent, Tinashe--and for Mr. Bob Dylan too. The two are mentioned together because back in 2003, Tinashe sang a Dylan number to the man himself in a little movie of his entitled "Masked and Anonymous."

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Dylan Performs Sinatra's "The Night We Called It a Day" on Letterman Finale >>

David Letterman's final show this week proved to be a tearjerker buttressed with performances from some of Dave's favorite artists--including none other than Mr. Bob Dylan. And for Bob, this may have been a performance to be remembered.

The Tallest Man on Earth Extends Tour, Hits New York City in Support of 'Dark Bird is Home'

Tallest Man on Earth Extends 'Dark Bird is Home' Tour >>

A most unique voice in a most conflated world of music, the Tallest Man on Earth has carved out a niche for himself that is at his beck and call. Thus, his fourth studio album,' Dark Bird is Home,' comes after three years in the making but is worth the price of the ticket.

Robert Plant, Alison Krauss and More Pay Tribute to Lead Belly at the Smithsonian Folkways '125' Concert

Robert Plant, Alison Krauss to Pay Tribute to Lead Belly at the Smithsonian Folkways '125' Concert >>

Among the echelon to perform at "Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster" are icons Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. The concert is set to take place April 25 at the Kennedy Center. Others who have signed up to pay tribute to the Americana heavyweight are Buddy Miller with Viktor Krauss, Lucinda Williams, Dan Zanes, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Billy Hector, Valerie June, Shannon McNally and Josh White Jr.

Bob Dylan Releases Noir Music Video for 'The Night We Called It a Day,' Daniel Lanois Says More Sinatra to Come

Bob Dylan Releases Noir Music Video for 'The Night We Called It a Day,' Daniel Lanois Says More Sinatra to Come >>

Bob Dylan has now added a visual concept for his latest Shadows in the Night single "The Night We Called It a Day." And if that wasn't enough, an old producer friend, Daniel Lanois, says there is more Sinatra to come from the Tambourine Man--beyond his most recent release.

Lead Belly Gets Smithsonian Folkways Moment with New 5-CD and Coffee Table Book Collection

Lead Belly Gets Smithsonian Folkways Moment with New 5-CD and Coffee Table Book Collection >>

Huddie Ledbetter, more commonly known as "Lead Belly," is having a Smithsonian Folkways moment for his latest tribute: Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection. An anthology and coffee-table book that broadly chronicles Belly's career, it's essential to folk fans of any stripe.

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