Bob Dylan’s Nashville Recordings, Revisited • Panel Discussion, 2017
Interviews • 1h 32m
Princeton University history professor Sean Wilentz speaks about Bob Dylan’s strong ties to Nashville and country music as part of “Is It Rolling, Bob?,” a panel discussion at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum focusing on Dylan’s 1966 Nashville-made album, “Blonde on Blonde.”
Wilentz wrote the 2010 book “Bob Dylan in America,” served as historian-in-residence for Dylan’s official website, and contributed liner notes to Dylan albums, including the Grammy-winning box set “The Cutting Edge, 1965-1966.”
Joining Wilentz on the panel are Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy, who played a variety of instruments across five Dylan albums in the 1960s; fellow “Nashville Cat” Wayne Moss, who played distinctive guitar parts on “Blonde on Blonde”; and alternative-rock musician Robyn Hitchcock, who released a double-album of Dylan covers in 1992.
Pete Finney, guest co-curator of the Museum’s exhibition “Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City,” moderates the panel. As part of the program, participants comment on “Blonde on Blonde” rehearsal tracks and studio outtakes. “Stuck Inside of Mobile (with the Memphis Blues Again),” “I Want You,” “Pledging My Time,” and “Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way (and I’ll Go Mine)” are among the songs discussed.
Presented in support of “Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City” (March 27, 2015, through December 31, 2016).
Learn more about the Museum’s exhibitions: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/current-exhibits/
FOLLOW THE MUSEUM
Up Next in Interviews
Andrea Zonn • Nashville Cats, 2017
Accomplished fiddler and violinist Andrea Zonn—who has toured with Vince Gill, James Taylor, and Lyle Lovett, among others—discusses her career as a backing musician and solo artist during this June 17, 2017, program, part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Nashville Cats series.
Richard Bennett • Nashville Cats, 2016
Richard Bennett recaps his long career as a studio guitarist and producer—from his teenage years in Los Angeles playing on an array of sessions, to his work in Nashville with Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, and others—during this July 30, 2016, program, part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Mus...
Producer Dave Cobb • Interview, 2017
Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb has invigorated country and Americana music with his work on acclaimed albums by Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and many more. This conversation with the Museum’s Peter Cooper focuses on Cobb’s unlikely rise from a Georgia childhood that was hea...