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This is more a one-man show than a talk. The author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia and Song & Dance Man III: The Art Of Bob Dylan - definitive studies of Dylan’s 45-year body of work and more - uses a surprising selection of great records and rare footage to show how hugely Dylan has been inspired by the blues - especially the pre-war blues - and how much of its poetry has been smuggled inside his own writing.
Andrew Motion named Song & Dance Man III as one
of the best three books of 2000. It had 5-star reviews in Q and Uncut.
Greil Marcus admired ‘Gray’s reach, tone and acuity’ and called its research
‘amazing’. Christopher Ricks called it ‘wonderfully comic and serious and sharp’
and ‘monumentally illuminating’.
His new book, Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell (Bloomsbury, July 2007), not only reveals the amazing story of McTell himself but proves Michael's own love of the pre-war blues and makes a distinctive, valuable contribution to its study.
Michael Gray’s events are always lively, spontaneous and acute, using loud music and rare footage.
What the British and Irish press says about his
Wed May 23rd at 8pm
£9 (concessions £8)
Sat June 9th at 8pm
£9 (students £5)
Sat July 7th at7.30pm
£6 (concessions £4.50)
Check out Michael's essay: Ghost Trains of the Mississippi
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