#12 Collaborations #1. In the 12th installment of Talkin’ Bob Dylan, Andy & Renee turn their attention to the collaborative efforts of Bob Dylan. For the last two weeks they held Bob’s feet to the fire for leaving such classics as Up to Me and Blind Willie McTell off his albums. Today, Andy and Renee discuss Bob directly working with such great artists as Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, the boys in The Traveling Wilburys, and Sam Shepard, among others. They also dive into Dylan's more "virtual" collaborations that have surfaced in "The New Basement Tapes". We hear "Silvio" from Dylanfest 26 and "Florida Key" live in the studio.
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.