By Charlotte Callander
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 50 years since Bob Dylan released his debut album at the wide-eyed age of nineteen. Signed in 1962 by renowned producer John Hammond, it was famously joked that this left of field young musician was “Hammond’s folly”.
Ironically, with over 47 albums and 500 songs under his belt, Dylan is now undoubtedly one of the most influential and legendary musicians of the last century.
To pay homage to the 50th anniversary of Dylan as a recording artist, five of Australia’s most distinguished up-and-coming performers will band together to present a stellar concert featuring some of his greatest songs.
Featuring Kav Temperly of Eskimo Joe fame, the down-to-earth sounds of Josh Pyke, Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, independent singer-songwriter Holly Throsby, and wacky Patience Hodgson of indie favourite, The Grates, the eclectic ensemble will perform under the musical direction of distinguished Melbourne guitarist Ash Naylor.
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