As part of the Bob Dylan Center’s ongoing series of public programs, punk music legend John Doe, co-founder of X, and Jeff Slate, noted musician and journalist, will discuss Dylan’s recent release “More Blood, More Tracks” at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa.
The pair will discuss the writing and recording of the songs that would become Dylan’s 1975 masterpiece “Blood on the Tracks.” The new box set, “More Blood, More Tracks,” for which Slate wrote the liner notes, sheds light on the creation of the album through numerous alternate takes, rehearsals and manuscript reproductions.
Following the talk, which will include unseen footage from the Bob Dylan Archive®, Doe and Slate will perform a mini-set that will include Dylan songs.
Advance tickets are available for $20 by calling 918-574-2710 or at the Woody Guthrie Center, 102 E. M.B. Brady.
John Doe founded the seminal Los Angeles punk band X in 1977 with Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom and D.J. Bonebrake. X released six critically acclaimed studio albums and one live record from 1978-1993. John also has recorded eight solo records with renowned musicians such as Patty Griffin, Dan Auerbach, Aimee Mann and Don Was. He has appeared in over 50 films and television productions, including notable roles in “Road House,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Pure Country” and “Roswell.” In 2016, he released the memoir “Under the Big Black Sun,” which was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Spoken Word Album category. In 2017, X was the subject of a major exhibition at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, which subsequently moved to the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa during the summer of 2018.
Jeff Slate is an internationally recognized recording artist and music journalist. He co-founded the band the Mindless Thinkers in the 1980s, founded The Badge in the 90s, and has performed and worked with countless other rock luminaries, including Pete Townshend of The Who, Sheryl Crow and others. His band with David Bowie sideman Earl Slick, and his current band Jeff Slate & Friends, are both mainstays of the Northeast music scene. Jeff also writes about music for the Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Rolling Stone, NBC News, and many other publications, contributed liner notes to the 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles' “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” and Bob Dylan's “The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14: More Blood, More Tracks.”
The Bob Dylan Center™ is expected to open in 2021. In the interim, the archive team is staging an ongoing series of public programs under the banner of The Bob Dylan Center™.
The Bob Dylan Center™ is dedicated to the study and appreciation of Bob Dylan and his worldwide cultural significance through six prolific decades of his groundbreaking creative endeavors, from his songwriting and recordings, to live performances, books and films. As the primary public venue for The Bob Dylan Archive®, the Center will curate and exhibit a priceless collection of more than 100,000 items spanning Dylan’s career, including handwritten manuscripts, notebooks and correspondence; films, videos, photographs and artwork; memorabilia and ephemera; personal documents and effects; unreleased studio and concert recordings; musical instruments and many other elements.
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