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Bergenfest 2012 – Day 3 – Summary


Saturday – June 23

Best Concerts:

  1. TIE: Justin Townes Earle &
    Patti Smith
  2. Charles Bradley And His Extraordinaires
  3. Abigail Washburn with Kai Welch
  4. JD McPherson
  5. Shearwater
Short Summary:
Can’t complain about the weather even today.. is this really Bergen ??
Abigail Washburn had to play @ a very hot Magic Mirrors tent.. but gave us a lovely set. Shearwater were solid.. and then came 2 fantastic concerts! Patti Smith @ Plenen & Justin Townes Earle @ Magic Mirrors. Both will be in top 3 of our upcoming “Best concerts @ Bergenfest 2012” list. Charles Bradley played yet another awesome concert.. this time @ Logen Theater. JD McPherson delivered a solid set as the closing act..
A long and wonderful day @ Bergenfest.
Overall a solid 6/6.

-Egil & Hallgeir

The Patti Smith hosted Bob Dylan podcasts

Check out that T-shirt, Patti sure know who her heroes should be! Also check out the admiration in Dylan’s eyes.

Patti Smith hosted a series of podcasts giving a retrospective about the life and time of Bob Dylan in 2007. I think it is time that I remind you of these great programs.

Tom Morello and many others (Roger McGuinn and Garth Hudson and commentators including the author Greil Marcus) were interviewed for the cast.

Patti Smith hosts music and conversation about Bob Dylan. His friends, early influences and collaborators discuss their close relationships with Dylan, the stories behind his greatest songs and other memorable moments of his career.

There are a lot of small great anecdotes on the life with and around Dylan.

Jakob Dylan in episode 6:

“I got to watch my heroes meet him and saw how they reacted, whether it was Joe Strummer or Tom Waits. It was peculiar. I’m so stoked to meet Tom Waits, and he’s so nervous to meet my dad. It’s a head spin.”

Journalists and biographers add critical insights and provide historical contexts. A few of todays singer-songwriters also detail how Dylan’s art influenced their own lives and careers. We also hear comments from Dylan, himself, from interviews recorded throughout the last 45 years.

All are available for listening or downloading from Legacy podacsts:

Eps1, Eps2, Eps3, Eps4, Eps5, Eps6, Eps7, Eps8, Eps9, Eps10

– Hallgeir