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Happy New Year!

Thanks to each and every one of you for keeping the music rolling for 2017!

Whether you’re an occasional listener, a patreon patron, a regular or occasional donator, someone who retweets/shares, or someone who tunes in compulsively to get your daily Dylan fix, every single one of you has helped the station keep rolling.

I won’t lie: 2017 had some hard times – we’ve lost close friends and beloved musicians – but, thankfully, the music has been there to celebrate the good times, and cope with the bad times, and it’s all thanks to you that the music on DylanRadio.com has been there for us.

Above all: THANK YOU BOB! You’re still out there, still touring, and still in the recording studio. Your commitment to your fans is magnanimous to the point where I feel like we don’t even deserve you. If there was a Nobel Prize for touring, you should have won it for every year for a few decades now. Know that your fans love you, and this little corner of the internet that is DylanRadio.com is overjoyed to share your music with the world to encourage others to join this amazing ride you’ve been taking us on.

So Happy New Year to Bob, and to all his fans. All the best to each and every one of you for 2018!

The Final 2017 Weekend with the Wilburys!

Welcome to the final #WilburyWeekend of 2017!  Tune in all weekend long and request your faves by those crazy wandering minstrels, Nelson, Spike, Otis, Clayton, Charlie T Jr, Muddy, Lefty, Lucky & Boo!

We’ll also be playing the Bob Harris BBC special “The Traveling Wilburys Revisited” documenting the formation and collaborations of those meandering minstrels of madness several times over the weekend.  Here’s the schedule for your convenience.

  • Friday @ 4pm Atlantic (3pm Eastern, 2pm Central, 12pm Pacific, 8pm London, 9pm Oslo, 4am Tokyo, 7am Sydney)
  • Saturday @ 2am Atlantic (1am Eastern, 12am Central, 10pm Pacific, 6am London, 7am Oslo, 2pm Tokyo, 5pm Sydney)
  • Saturday @ 8pm Atlantic (7pm Eastern, 6pm Central, 4pm Pacific, 12am London, 1am Oslo, 8am Tokyo, 11am Sydney)
  • Sunday @ 8am Atlantic (7am Eastern, 6am Central, 4am Pacific, 12pm London, 1pm Oslo, 8pm Tokyo, 11pm Sydney)
  • Sunday @ 9pm Atlantic (8pm Eastern, 7pm Central, 5pm Pacific, 1am London, 2am Oslo, 9am Tokyo, 12pm Sydney)

Final Wilbury Weekend of 2017!

2017 has had it’s ups and downs, and I don’t know about you, but music helps me celebrate the “ups” and cope with the “downs,” so I believe it’s fitting to end off the year with a Wilbury Weekend.  We lost Tom, but we can cherish the musical gifts he’s given us over a lifetime.  We lost our beloved Eva, but Wilbury Weekends were her favourite here on DR, so it’s double-fitting to close of the year with one final celebration with those meandering minstrels of madness.

So tune in Friday through Sunday for another #WilburyWeekend here on DylanRadio.com!

Merry Christmas to YOU!

Thanks to each and every one of you for making 2017 another great year for DylanRadio!  YOU are the reason we’re still on the air, so I hope this season treats you with something special!

Christmas Story of Bob

2017 is almost at an end, and whether you light candles in an Advent-wreath, a menorah, a kinara or just erect a Festivus pole, I think we can all gather ’round DylanRadio.com in unity to hear The Story of Bob Dylan one more time before the year’s out.

Each of the 6 episodes will play twice daily at 4am (for the folks on the other side of the planet) and 8pm from Monday, Dec 18 through Saturday, Dec 23.  Spread the word, and thank you for keeping the music playing for another year!

Trouble No More is HERE!


It’s finally here!  A fantastic collection of recordings from one of my favourite eras.  Enjoy!

Happy Dyloween!

Here’s a couple of lyrical costume ideas courtesy of BoingBoing.net.  I apologize in advance for any incidents of Monster Mashing 😉

New Orleans is sinking…

Latitude made Canada cold.
Gord made Canada cool.

We Love You Charlie T Jr.

Just a beautiful colorized photo…

Wilburys Wander Away…

Thanks to everyone who partook of our Wilbury Weekend.  I hope you had a great weekend, and thanks for letting DylanRadio be some small part of it!  Now, BACK TO BOB!

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5000-Likes Wilbury Weekend

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As promised, we’re celebrating our new milestone of 5000 Facebook likes with a Wilbury Weekend!  Tune in all weekend long and request your faves by those crazy wandering minstrels, Nelson, Spike, Otis, Clayton, Charlie T Jr, Muddy, Lefty, Lucky & Boo!

You can also tune in to the BBC Program “The Traveling Wilburys Revisited” that will play a number of times throughout the weekend:  Friday at 8pm Atlantic (7pm Eastern, 6pm Central, 4pm Pacific, 12am London, 11am Sydney), Saturday at 2pm (1pm Eastern, 12pm Central, 10am Pacific, 6pm London, 5am Sydney), and Sunday at 5pm (4pm Eastern, 3pm Central, 1pm Pacific, 9pm London, 8am Sydney).

Girl From The North Country

Tune in to DylanRadio.com at 7pm Atlantic tonight and every other night this week through Saturday for an episode of BBC’s “The Bob Dylan Story” hosted by Kris Kristofferson.  (6pm Eastern, 5pm Central, 3pm Pacific, 11pm London, 10am Sydney)

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If you’re in the London area, you should definitely take in “Girl From The North Country” at the Old Vic while you still can.  It’s getting great reviews, and looks like a fantastic celebration of Bob’s music.

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Easttop Blues Harps (with minor update)

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I don’t normally do product endorsements, but this recent find is worth sharing. I play Lee Oskar and Special 20 harmonicas pretty exclusively, but at $60 a pop, I have to be a bit careful with them, so I’ve been on a lengthy, heartbreaking quest for a cheap alternative that I can beat up without going broke. Most of my cheap-experiments have been out of tune, losing air like crazy, or just plain miserable to play. Unsurprisingly, most of the cheapies are made in China, and every China-made harp has been utterly miserable…. until now.

The Easttop 008K Blues Harmonica is not only cheap, but it’s well made. My only concern was that the reed-plate isn’t recessed into the comb (which affect air-tightness), but they’ve compensated with additional reed-plate screws so it’s still remarkably air-tight. I thought the reed plate would be rough on the lips, but turns out it’s not too bad.  Moreover, this cheap China harp came out of the box in tune, the reeds bend nicely, and it includes little a nice belt holster and cleaning cloth.

If you’re new to harmonica, and just want something cheap to try and play along with Bob, please don’t buy that low-end Hohner or Swan crap. They’re going to give you the wrong impression of how it’s supposed to play & sound. This Easttop harp sound great, it’s a pleasure to honk on, and if you’re a seasoned harp player, it makes a great pocket-beater, or just a cheap alternative for a key you don’t regularly use in your spread.

Easttop isn’t paying me to say this – I have no idea who they are anyway – but when I find a harp of this quality for $12, it’s my civic duty to share that info. I haven’t found it available at any of my usual online music-store haunts, but it’s available on Amazon and it shipped to me from China to Canada pretty darn fast.  Here’s a link to their listing on Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2r1dmOd

Minor Update: After picking up a couple more of these harps in different keys and doing my darnedest to try blowing them out, etc, I’ve gotta say, these are rock-solid harps.  In fact, I find myself reaching for then more & more frequently than my Lee Oskars.  If PayPal is your preferred online payment method, I’ve found a seller on eBay who carries the complete key-range with very fast shipping.  However, if you’re an Amazon shopper, my previous link is still your best bet.

Further, if you buy one and fall in love with it, like Easttop harmonicas on Facebook and join our little Easttop Fan Club group.  Again, they’re not paying me for this endorsement, but these are are the best cheap harps I’ve ever found.  Do yourself a favour and pick up one in the key of C and honk along with the organ part on Like a Rolling Stone 😀

Happy Birthday ‘Murica!

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Happy Birthday ‘Murica!  We’re celebrating your Independence by playing your greatest American songwriter in history, all day long!  Enjoy!