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Saturday, March 12, 2011

MICHAEL GRAY SPRING TOUR, 2nd LEG: USA & IRELAND

Just a few extra bits of information coming through about this:

First, I'm pleased to say that at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on March 24, ahead of my Bob Dylan & the Poetry of the Blues event at the Gorgas Library at 5pm, I've been invited to sit in on that morning's World Music Class run by Dr. Jennifer Caputo, at 9.30am, to talk about Blind Willie McTell.

Second, an extra Searching For Blind Willie McTell date has now been confirmed for 7pm on March 25th, at the City Church Eastside in Atlanta. The address is: the Stove Works, 112 Krog Street NE, Suite 5, Atlanta 30307. This event also includes live performances of some of McTell's gospel songs by Mark Miller and his band. Details here.

Third, as suggested on the poster for the March 29 event in Statesboro GA, tickets ($35) are on sale at Georgia Southern University's Zach Henderson Library, at the Statesboro Holiday Inn and at the local Book & Cranny bookstore. This event, Throw My Troubles Out the Door: Bob Dylan & the Southern Musical Landscape, starts at 6.30pm at the Holiday Inn, Statesboro, and the ticket price covers the event (discussion with music led by me and GSU's Richard Flynn) plus two drinks plus a gourmet buffet.

Fourth, that at Connecticut College, New London CT in early April, in addition to delivering a version of my event Bob Dylan & the Poetry of the Blues at 4.30pm on April 4, I'll also be taking part in Janet Gezari's and Charles Hartman's Dylan class at 11.50am on April 5.

Fifth, at Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland, on April 13, the ticket prices have now been set, and tickets are on sale, for my Dylan event, which starts at the late-ish time of 8.30pm. Tickets are €12 (€10 concessions).

Lastly, I hope to publish the poster for these Irish dates soon. The venues for the Blind Willie McTell and Early Elvis dates are generating their own artwork.

For the full list of the gigs (now updated) see here.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michael,
I may be wrong here and have certainly not carried out any research whatsoever, but the Rollin's lines seem familiar , certainly when I originally heard Dylan's "versions" sung there was a sence of recognition on my part. Are there any earlier suggestions of these lines from previous writers / traditional songs etc ?

8:35 pm  

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