Friday, May 15, 2009

Ticket Giveaway: 9th Annual Bob Dylan Tribute Night, 24 May.

A couple Sundays from now, 24 May, is the anniversary of Bob Dylan's birth. An annual musical celebration's been happening in Toronto for the past 8 years, and the 9th is taking place on the date in question at C'est What (67 Front St. E). The night will feature "music from 5 decades of Bob Dylan." Hard to go wrong with that, eh? Local singer-songwriters and Dylan fans Dave Borins, Amy Campbell, Sarah Loucks, "Big Daddy Z" Noah Zacharin, and host Shawn Clarke are the night's Dylan interpreters. "This year is the best of the Dylan performers so far," says the event organizer, Ryan Ayukawa. Click through to the various MySpaces . . . I think you'll agree that the lineup does indeed seem stacked with talent.

For a taste of what you can expect, have a listen to Shawn Clarke's version of "One Too Many Mornings." (The photo to the left is of Shawn Clarke recording a Dylan cover.) And, although he's not performing that night, I thought I'd share with you Dog Is Blue's rendition of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright." And, 'cause I'm feeling like sharing, here are two more Dylan covers.

Download: Dog Is Blue, "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" (Bob Dylan cover; unreleased)
Download: Cat Power, "I Believe In You" (Bob Dylan cover; Jukebox, 2008)
Download: Johnny Cash, "It Ain't Me Babe" (Bob Dylan cover; Orange Blossom Special, 1965).

Thanks to Ryan Ayukawa, I've got a pair of tickets to give away to the show. These events have a tendency to sell out, so there will be a healthy crowd of Dylan lovers there that night. You too? Email me at historyjenATgmailDOTcom if you want a chance at winning! Please include your full name in the body of the email, and "Bob Dylan" in the subject line. Get this in to me by 11:59pm on Friday, 22 May.

Fine Print: Toronto 9th Annual Bob Dylan Tribute hosted by Shawn Clarke w/ Dave Borins, Amy Campbell, Sarah Loucks, and Noah Zacharin @ C'est What, Sunday, 24 May, 9pm, $8. 19+. Facebook event. For more information on the event, get in touch with Ryan at open.conceptATsympaticoDOTca.

Photo credit: Ryan Ayukawa.


Shawn William Clarke said...

Thanks for the shout out! Should be a really great time!

historyjen said...