Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Dylan, Haggard tour together

Related threads:
Lyr Req: I Had A Little Gal(sung by Merle Haggard) (7)
Obit: Merle Haggard (6 Apr 1937 - 6 Apr 2016) (46)
Lyr Req: Thanks to Uncle John (Merle Haggard) (3)
Obit: Bonnie Owens (Haggard) 24 April 2006 (7)
Review: Merle Haggard legend or laggard? (43)
Lyr Req: Silver Wings (Merle Haggard) (5)
Lyr Req: Sam Hill; Carolyn; Tulare Dust (M Haggard (10)
Review: Merle Haggard and Bob Dylan (3)
Lyr Req: Kern River (Merle Haggard) (6)
Lyr Add: Shopping for Dresses (Merle Haggard) (1)
Lyr Req: old man from the mountains (Haggard) (6)
Lyr Req: Shelly's Winter Love (Merle Haggard) (6)
Lyr Req: Daddy Frank (Guitar Man) (Merle Haggard) (3)
Lyr Req: I'm a Lonesome Fugitive (Merle Haggard) (4)
Who Is Leonard (Merle Haggard Song) (6)


Cool Beans 03 Mar 05 - 11:30 AM
Peace 03 Mar 05 - 11:33 AM
PoppaGator 03 Mar 05 - 07:26 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 03 Mar 05 - 08:16 PM
number 6 04 Mar 05 - 12:03 AM
Big Al Whittle 04 Mar 05 - 05:42 PM
number 6 04 Mar 05 - 06:06 PM
goodbar 04 Mar 05 - 08:07 PM
pdq 04 Mar 05 - 08:36 PM
GUEST,Art Thieme 14 Mar 05 - 04:22 PM
Big Tim 15 Mar 05 - 02:33 AM
GUEST,Art Thieme 15 Mar 05 - 11:52 AM
Big Tim 15 Mar 05 - 02:21 PM
GUEST,Weary Traveller 21 Mar 05 - 05:50 AM
GUEST,Stew 21 Mar 05 - 08:14 AM
pdq 21 Mar 05 - 11:08 PM
Ebbie 21 Mar 05 - 11:28 PM
GUEST 22 Mar 05 - 01:00 AM
michaelr 22 Mar 05 - 01:02 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: Cool Beans
Date: 03 Mar 05 - 11:30 AM

Bob Dylan and Merle Haggard are touring together, the icon of everything 1960s and the anti-icon of everything 1960s ("We don't wear our hair all long and shaggy/ Like those hippies out in San Francisco do.")
I think this augurs well for the world.
Peace in our time.
Or maybe we all become the same when we get old. (I am not putting down aging; I'm getting there myself.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: Peace
Date: 03 Mar 05 - 11:33 AM

Who will corrupt whom? Pat Sky's take-off on "Okie from Muskogee" was a hoot. I wish the world well for this one.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: PoppaGator
Date: 03 Mar 05 - 07:26 PM

The Grateful Dead covered several Merle Haggard tunes for many years, dating back to the early 70s and maybe even the late 60s. (Not "Okie," though ~ or, if and when they did play that one, they couldn't have treated it as seriously as they did, say, "Mama Tried.") So this isn't all that earth-shaking a development.

Also on the bill with Merle and Bob is a young singer-songwriter named Amos Lee. I had never heard him before seeing him play one song on Letterman's Late Night TV show earlier this week. Very nice: good song, good delivery.

His band has nearly-standard rock 'n' roll instrumentation, but their approach is so subtle and low-key that the effect is almost that of a "folk" group, allowing Amos' acoustic guitar picking to be heard.

There's a second guitar (electric Les Paul, played with great restraint by a seated picker), a drum kit (played with brushes), an electric organ (I think a Hammond B-3), and a stand-up acoustic bass fiddle.

Of course, I only heard the one song, one carefully selected for the kid's network TV debut. For all I know, there might be other numbers for which the drummer drops the brushes in favor or sticks, and the lead guitar stands up and turns all his dials up to eleven. But somehow, I don't think so.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 03 Mar 05 - 08:16 PM

And then of course, the Beach Boys recorded "We'll Fix Your Flat, Merle."

Jerry


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: number 6
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 12:03 AM

When Merle's Oakie was high on the charts Bob was/had been recording such songs as Country Pie, Copper Kettle, Ballad of Ira Hayes, Can't Help Falling in Love. I don't think Bob was that far away on the spectrum from Merle. I'm not surprised they are together in this tour at all.

sIx


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 05:42 PM

They're both pretty eclectic. When MH came and played the wembley country festival in the 70's in England , I think a lot of country fans were surprised how jazzy Merle's backing musicians were.

Two of my favourite songwriters.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: number 6
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 06:06 PM

Electic, well put weelittledrummer. They both are.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: goodbar
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 08:07 PM

50 friggin' bucks for crap seats. no way.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: pdq
Date: 04 Mar 05 - 08:36 PM

Unfortunately, sticking two half-shot performers together does not make a whole one, sad to say.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 14 Mar 05 - 04:22 PM

If Bird and Diz were still blowing I'd be in their audience for sure. In the "Why Doesn't Anyone Mention Leadbelly" thread I talked about all the great and seminal bluesmen who were re-found in the '60s --- Eddie Son House, Booker T. Washington White, Sleepy John Estes---so many others--all of 'em. It sure would've been sad if none of us had bothered to go see 'em because the tickets were thought by some to cost too much. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these two kings. So what if it's a stretch and even rather bizarre for them to team up.

Art


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: Big Tim
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 02:33 AM

Why bizarre? Why shouldn't two great musicians and songwriters who like and respect each other play together. "It's a free country, at least where I come from." - Dylan.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 11:52 AM

"Bizarre" was just my own feeling and perception that some might/could/maybe see the justopositioning of these two behemoths of their own artistic niches in that light. Definitely not a definitive value judgment at all.

Art


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: Big Tim
Date: 15 Mar 05 - 02:21 PM

Fair comment Art.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: GUEST,Weary Traveller
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 05:50 AM

Brucie, is "Pat Sky's take-off on 'Okie from Muskogee'" posted on Mudcat yet? If so, please provide a link and if not, the lyrics.

thanks!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: GUEST,Stew
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 08:14 AM

Now that their tour is in full flow they still haven't done an expected duet together - maybe later ?

One interesting thing is that Dylan has a new band line-up which is sounding much more country/acoustic/swing/jazz than his recent rock-blues orientated line-up.
6 musicians now including Elana Fremerman on violin (of 'Hot Club of Cowtown') and another violinist & steel guitar player, Donnie Herron.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: pdq
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 11:08 PM

Elana Fremerman is hot, but you don't need to spend $200 per ticket to see her. "Hot Club of Cowtown" puts on as good a show as three people can. Here is website (with tour dates):

            http://www.hotclubofcowtown.com/


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: Ebbie
Date: 21 Mar 05 - 11:28 PM

Hot Club of Cowtown were/was? the guest artists at the Alaska Folk Festival two years ago. Each one of the three is just an amazing musician and put them together they are hard to beat. Thoroughly nice and engaging human beings too. They jammed with us and put on workshops and talked with us- in fact, at one performance their guitarist was under the weather and Hot Club had one of our local guys, Don Drew, fill in. They presented him with a signed photograph later.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 01:00 AM

Jerry -- the Beach Boys did "I'll fix your flat tire, Merle"? Are you sure about that? I thought that was a Pure Prairie League song.

Cheers,
Michael


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Dylan, Haggard tour together
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Mar 05 - 01:02 AM

Sorry, that last post was me sans cookie.

Michael


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 27 May 5:39 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.