Bob Dylan will spend the weekend in Philadelphia. With his band, he plays three consecutive nights at the Academy of Music starting Friday.
It's the culmination of a Dylan month that began with the release of The Basement Tapes Complete and has continued with The New Basement Tapes, the worthy of investigation set of old unused Dylan lyircs set to new music by the likes of Jim James, Elvis Costello and Rhiannon Giddens. My piece on the big Basement box is here.
This weekend at the Academy, expect to see Dylan tickling the ivories of a grand piano, and to sing the Frank Sinatra cover "Stay With Me," from an album of Tin Pan Alley covers that's expected in 2015.
A 1963 Newport Folk Festival performance of "Only A Pawn In Their Game," a song Dylan wrote about the murder of Civil Rights organizer Medgar Evers, is below.
Tickets for all three Academy shows are available here.
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