Local band mates give voice to classic Bob Dylan songs
Like most groups who perform Dylan's music, this isn't an attempt to "cover" or do a "tribute" to Dylan, but rather to give voice to the poetry and intensity of the words and music that resonate as intensely today as when they were first written. From music that has fueled demonstrations over the decades like "Blowin' in the Wind," "A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall," and "Masters of War," to less familiar songs like "License to Kill," The Same Thing brings its energy to the Hooker-Dunham Theater in a set of tunes that are frighteningly appropriate to the current political reality.
"Dylan was instrumental in so many political awakenings, including my own," said Jon Mack, manager of the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery and a member of the band, "After more than 20 years playing together, we felt there was no time like the present to bring our band to the Hooker-Dunham Theater. We aim to bring to life the hopefulness in the face of despair that, to me, is at the core of Dylan's music."
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