Thursday, May 24, 2012

Happy Traum and Friends Salute Bob Dylan's Birthday at the Iridium

If you can't see Bob Dylan for his birthday, the next best thing is to go to a concert of cover versions.  There is a two night tribute at Irving Plaza, but since this venue is standing room only, we decided not to go.  In November 2010 we attended a Dylan concert at Terminal 5  where we had to stand.  It was like standing in a crowded subway car, but I did it for Bob.  At the last minute we decided to see Happy Traum and friends salute Dylan at the Iridium.  Happy is a folk musician from Woodstock, NY who played with Dylan before.  The musicians who sang solo were:

  • Terre Roche
  • Jim Weider
  • Jason Crosby
  • David Massengill
  • Tim Moore
  • Doug Yoel
  • Lincoln Scheffler
I look for originality in Bob Dylan cover versions.  I am glad to say that all of the performers did unique versions.  The show stopper in my opinion was Subterranean Homesick Blues.  Jim Weider who played with The Band gets an A+ for originality for his guitar solo of Just Like a Woman.  Here is the set list:

  • I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  • Gotta Serve Somebody
  • Girl from the North Country
  • Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
  • House of the Rising Son
  • Blowin' in the Wind
  • It's Not Dark Yet
  • Love Sick
  • The Man in Me
  • Just Like a Woman
  • It's All Over Now Baby Blue
  • Subterranean Homesick Blues
  • Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You
  • Buckets of Rain
  • You Ain't Going Nowhere
Here are some videos from the concert

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