The Horncastle Arena will rock out on September 10th to the musical genius that is Bob Dylan and his band.
Robert Allen Zimmerman
, May 24, 1941) is an American
, artist, and writer. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when he was both a chronicler and a reluctant figurehead of social unrest. A number of Dylan's early songs, such as "
Blowin' in the Wind
" and "
The Times They Are a-Changin'
", became anthems for the
US civil rights
movements. Leaving behind his initial base in the culture of the
folk music revival
, Dylan's six-minute single "
Like a Rolling Stone
" radically altered the parameters of popular music in 1965. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by
, reached the top end of the
U.S. music charts
while also attracting
denunciation and criticism
from others in the folk movement.
Dylan's lyrics have incorporated a variety of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed hugely to the then burgeoning
. Initially inspired by the performance style of
, and the songwriting of
, Dylan has both amplified and personalized musical
. His recording career, spanning fifty years, has explored many of the traditions in American song—from
rock and roll
Irish folk music
, embracing even
. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the
Never Ending Tour
. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is generally considered his songwriting.
Since 1994, Dylan has published six books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the
best-selling artists of all time
; he has
received numerous awards
; he has been inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
jury in 2008 awarded him a
for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." In May 2012, Dylan received the
Presidential Medal of Freedom
We've been playing heaps of Dylan songs on air lately thanks to Gaz on DETOX MANS!ON, Chris the Chick on THE FIDDLER'S CHIN, and Tamara Smith on FALLING THROUGH THE CRACKS. Congratulations to those who listened in and won tickets to the show. We hope you thoroughly enjoy it!