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Today's Local Music: Highway 61 Revisited

Sep 3, 2013

The voice you’re hearing now is unmistakably that of Bob Dylan. No, he’s not part of the Bay Area local music scene, but a project called “Highway 61 Revisited” is. 

This ambitious program features Beth Lisick, Wiskermen, Lily Taylor, Quinn DeVaux and about 50 other Bay Area performers playing songs from Dylan’s “Highway 61” album.  The program also explores the idea of beat poet Allen Ginsberg being a father figure to Dylan.   There are three performances: Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, at 8:00pm, then Sunday, August 8th at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, starting at 2:00pm.