Bob Dylan – The Dylan Tree

Dylan TreeIn the fall of 2007; the Dylan Tree formed, featuring five known and respected Canadian musicians with extensive touring and recording experience to their credit, and a mutual passion for the words and music of Bob Dylan, as do so many other recording artists. They quickly gained a following from their appearances, in and around the Toronto area at profile venues including; Hughes Room, Jeff Healy’s Road House, the Canadian National Exhibition and appearances on Toronto radio and television. In the early 2009, All Access Productions produced the band’s electronic press kit, marking the beginning of the Dylan Tree theatre shows, which in turn led to the filming of their concert at the Markham Theatre, where The Dylan Tree and All Access Productions donated the ticket sale proceeds from this concert to the SickKids Hospital Foundation in Toronto.

mt_5The two hour concert was edited down to fit the format for a one hour television broadcast which aired twice in 2009, with impressive ratings. The Dylan Tree was invited to perform at both, the Windsor and London Blues Festivals in key performance slots that year after promoter, Ted Boomer attended a media night in Toronto, where he was very impressed by their performance and was quoted as saying; the easiest way to describe the Dylan Tree is; if the Eagles were to perform the music of Dylan, that’s what you get with the Dylan Tree…

In less than three years, the Dylan Tree has gained a solid reputation as a, slick and polished show suitable for all ages, either on a theatre, corporate or festival stage. In the words of Ron LePage from the Markham Theatre; The Dylan Tree show was extremely well produced, incorporating a unique stage set and lighting design. Distinguishing video screen pre-recorded still images and era related video footage, blended with live artist action projections that complimented the musical performances. The whole experience was extraordinary for this level of theatre…As the audience sincerely acknowledged. This show has proven itself… Give the people what they want and deserve!

mt_12Testimonials

“One of the best shows to ever play the Algonquin stage, these five amazing musicians had the crowd buzzing ‘bring them back, bring them back’… The Algonquin Theatre is pleased to present the Dylan Tree again…” - Karin Terziano, General Manager Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville, Ontario

“The Dylan Tree members have a powerful industry pedigree… The best way to describe The Dylan Tree is quite simple; if The Eagles were to perform the music of Bob Dylan, that’s what a Dylan Tree experience resonates…” - Ted Boomer, Blues Foundation’s promoter of the year 2007

“The musicians were extremely talented and easy to work with, as was their crew and management. The show was outstanding and the audience certainly thought so, as they enthusiastically got into the performances. Outstanding live production for this level of theatre.” - Ron LePage, Markham Theatre for Performing Arts

“What an outstanding night of music! I knew from the first time the guys performed on my radio show that the band was something special, but its another thing altogether to see the full show.” - Bob Reid, Co-Host of “ROCK TALK”, CFRB 1010 Toronto

“It is refreshing to see and hear a wonder group of polished musicians take you to places and times of your youth of the most important singer songwriter of our times. This is what you experience when watching and listening to ‘The Dylan Tree’.” - Mike Reno, Loverboy

Song List

cne_midwayLike a Rolling Stone
Serve Somebody
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Blowin’ in the Wind
Mr. Tambourine Man
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
(Everybody Must Get Stoned)
Don’t Think Twice
Just Like a Woman
I Want You
The Times They are a Changing
Lay Lady Lay
Positively 4th Street
All Along the Watch Tower
Subterranean Homesick Blues
My Back Pages
(I was so much older then)
If Not for You
I Shall Be Released
Forever Young
Tangled Up in Blue
Jokerman
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Ballad of a Thin Man
She Belongs to Me
Watchin’ the River Flow
Tombstone Blues
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
Highway 61 Revisited
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Everything Is Broken
Visions of Johanna
Seven Days
Wicked Messenger
Most Likely You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine
Someday Baby
Pledging My Time
When the Night Comes Falling

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