Memorial Day weekend, for those of us who live in a four-season climate, is often thought of as the beginning of summer. It may mean the season’s first trip to the shore or beach or lake. It may mean pulling out all the deck and backyard gear and having a barbeque. For me it means at trip to Warwick, N.Y., for the Dylan Fest at the Warwick Valley Winery.
Here’s Rod Macdonald, joined by the E’lissa Jones Band and the Kennedys.
The Bob Dylan Festival is three days of music, food and, not surprisingly, wine. Sometimes there are headliners. This year Steve Forbert played one day. But for the most part it involves local musicians, like those in he video above, covering Dylan songs. In this part of New York State, there is no shortage of talented musicians.
These photos were taken on Sunday, May 24. Bob Dylan’s birthday. Dylan turned 74. His first album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, was released in 1963. It included songs that would be covered here in Warwick and all over the world, including “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright,” “Masters of War,” and “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.”