Elijah Wald – speaking dates for Dylan Goes Electric!
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I'm doing a series of speaking dates related to my latest book, with lots of nice images and music. The talk is titled, "Dylan Goes Electric: Music, Myth, and History," and the current dates are:
Monday, Nov. 16, 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 4:30pm
Thursday, Nov. 19, 4pm
Friday, Nov. 20, 4pm, with reception to follow
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2pm, with reception to follow
Monday, Nov. 23, 3pm, with signing and jam session to follow
For more information about the book, check out my Dylan Goes Electric! page.
"splendid, colorful work of musicology and cultural history... Mr. Wald is a superb analyst of the events he describes."
"a deeply researched and entertaining chronicle of the culture clash that Dylan sparked from the Newport stage"
"a great work of scholarship, brimming with insight – among the best music books I have ever read."
"excellent... a rich study of the clash between cultural authenticity and commercial success."
"touchingly captures a period and a mood...a major contribution to modern musical history."
"As told by Wald, the story of Dylan at Newport is not so much about music as it is about stories themselves, how they mesmerize even as they bumble along and don't always end cleanly. The truth is often messy. And usually that messiness makes for a better story."
"Elijah Wald's book... feels like a personal statement of an important part of my life. I can't recommend it enough to anyone who is interested in those extraordinary years."