Earlier tonight, Bob Dylan’s AmericanaramA summer tour rolled into Alabama for a show at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre. Dylan was joined on the bill by WILCO, My Morning Jacket, and for the second time, the Richard Thompson Electric Trio.
According to posts on his Facebook page at about 7 p.m. ET, Duke Robillard confirmed that he is no longer touring with Dylan:
- I will make one small non-cryptic post hear to clear up any confusion or misinterpretation. I left the Bob Dylan tour of my own accord. All I can say is it wasn’t for musical reasons and please don’t ask any more. I enjoyed my brief stay there and had a lot of fun with the band playing Bob’s music. I have great respect for him as an artist. I will miss everyone in the organization as they are all wonderful people. I wish them continued success and I will miss them all. Case closed!
Earlier messages included:
- It may be a grey day but my heart, soul and mind are filled with love, hope and most of all intense inspiration. Today is truly…..the first day of the rest of my life. I received a message from God……… Love you all for believing in me, Much Thanks!
- Duke Robillard: How can you NOT love BD? Guess I’ll be keeping CDs! LOL
- Andrew Klewan: So you’ll be in Hoboken on the 26th?????
- Duke Robillard: No I don’t love him THAT much! How words can be misinterpreted! Maybe I should quit Facebook….
- Duke Robillard: Like a Dylan song itself, it’s not intended that you know, until I finish my book anyway. And that may be a long wait! But I’m working on it……
Birthday boy Harvey Brooks, bassist on “Highway 61 Revisited” among other classics, also commented:
- Straight ahead, next chapter!
A few hours later, Robillard replied:
- Thanks everyone and especially Harvey Brooks! You would know, you the man!
Elsewhere in AmericanaramA news, My Morning Jacket joined WILCO during the latter’s set for a cover of Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl.” This was probably a safer choice than “Southern Man” or “Alabama.”
Below are the posted set lists. Please revisit the website later as this article will be updated when more information as it is made available.
Richard Thompson Electric Trio:
- Stuck On The Treadmill
- Sally B
- Good Things Happen To Bad People
- Tear Stained Letter
- Can’t Win
Courtesy of Jamband.
My Morning Jacket:
- Tonite I Want to Celebrate With You
- Evil Urges
- Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
- The Bear
- I Think I’m Going to Hell
- Victory Dance
- Wordless Chorus
Courtesy of Setlist.fm.
- Handshake Drugs
- Wishful Thinking
- I’ll Fight
- I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
- Pot Kettle Black
- Less Than You Think
- Art of Almost
- Far, Far Away
- Hesitating Beauty
- Born Alone
- Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young cover)(with My Morning Jacket)
- Jesus, Etc.
- Impossible Germany
- I’m the Man Who Loves You
- Dawned on Me
Courtesy of Setlist.fm.
- Things Have Changed
- Love Sick
- High Water (For Charley Patton)
- Soon After Midnight
- Early Roman Kings
- Tangled Up in Blue
- Duquesne Whistle
- She Belongs to Me
- Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
- A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall
- Blind Willie McTell
- Simple Twist Of Fate
- Summer Days
- All Along The Watchtower //
- Ballad Of A Thin Man
Courtesy of Boblinks and Setlist.fm.
Oh yeah. Charlie Sexton’s still on guitar.
We’ll leave the final word to Duke Robillard, as posted on Facebook just after midnight:
- Happy 4th of July everyone!
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