#11 In the 11th installment of Talkin’ Andy & Renee discuss Dylan’s frame of mind in the late 70’s which lead to his religious conversion. Andy recaps Dylan’s proselytizing from the stage in 1979 and the massive changes to his music during that inner shift. The two discuss Caribbean Wind and Blind Willie McTell, and the sometimes amusing excuses Bob offers for their absence from his records.
Andy Hill & Renee Safier start off their podcast, "Talkin' Dylan" with "Hurricane", recorded at their 2016 Dylanfest, followed by a discussion of his experience with the song led by Andy. He leads into "Forever Young" from their CD, "Midnight Tea", a collaboration with Poet Brian Michael Tracy and Bruce Springsteen sideman, Marty Rifkin. Renee chimes in, speaking about how the song "Forever Young" is a blueprint to leading a rich and fulfilling life. The duo ends the podcast with information about their upcoming 27th Annual Dylanfest, an 8-hour concert held at The Torrance Cultural Arts Center Sunday, May 7th from 12-8pm. The concert features Andy & Renee & their band, Hard Rain and 55 other area musicians playing songs written by the Nobel Laureate winning Dylan. Get tickets and info for this amazing day of music and community at www.andyandrenee.com.