June 13: Bob Dylan live in San Diego 2016 (audio)

JUN 13, 2016
San Diego, CA
Humphreys Concerts By The Bay

“At 75, Dylan shows every sign of rising to new heights. He is doing so by embracing anew his own legacy, and adding new twists, as has long been his style, and by embracing some of the Great American Songbook gems he pointedly spurned in the spoken introduction to his 1962 song, “Bob Dylan’s Blues.”

“This is unlike all the rest of the songs comin’ out of uptown New York — a Tin Pan Alley thing,” he said at the time, the derision in his voice unmistakable. “This one wasn’t written up there … this was … written down in the United States.”

Today, 54 years later, Dylan’s songs are as indelible a part of the American music fabric as any batch of Tin Pan Alley classics. Things have changed, undeniably, since then. But Dylan — in the autumn of his years — remains sturdy and vital. We’re lucky to have him.”
– San Diego Union Tribune

SET LIST (from BobDylan.com)
Songs in BOLD are in the YouTube playlist.

Things Have Changed
She Belongs To Me
Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
What’ll I Do
Pay In Blood
Melancholy Mood
Duquesne Whistle
I’m a Fool to Want You
Tangled Up In Blue
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Why Try To Change Me Now
Early Roman Kings
I Could Have Told You
Spirit On The Water
Scarlet Town
All Or Nothing At All
Long And Wasted Years
Autumn Leaves
Blowin’ In The Wind
Love Sick

Band:
Bob Dylan (vocal, grand piano, keyboard and harmonica)
Charlie Sexton (guitar)
Tony Garnier (bass)
George Recile (drums & percussion)
Donnie Herron (mandolin, banjo, violin, steel guitar)
Stu Kimball (Guitar, maracas)

Review by Nancy Cobb (from Boblinks):
I believe I’ll Dust my Broom

“Tonight Bob and his Band played at Humphreys on Shelter Island in San Diego. This is a beautiful small venue next to a marina where 100’s of fans in rafts and kayaks could also hear the music. I should mention that he had an opening act, Mavis Staples, which requires hard work to keep the audience interested. Gone are the days when Merle Haggard would open an when Dylan came on, some people would boo or walk out. Mavis is a real pro  and her family has been entertaining people for 66 years. The gong is gone- Bob’s band, starting with Charlie, segued into Times have Changed .  After 2 more or less upbeat songs Bob goes “Whaaaa, and you could hear a
feminine sigh like the bobby soxers used to do. But unlike Sinatra he can pull off an angry lyric like Pay in Blood right after the plaintive
What’ll I Do. It seems his range has gotten a little wider with bits with quicksilver notes- Tangled, Spirit….and rich low tones in Leaves and All or Nothing..even varying the volume of a single note or adding a touch of vibrato. The feel and tempo of the set list were different from last year with, especially, Mood, Spirit, and Blowin’ which was like a prayer, doing more for me this time. Don’t miss this wonderful show.”

– Hallgeir

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