Wes To Moderate Dylan Panel, March 27, NYU

Bob Dylan in the 80s – A Discussion, moderated by Wesley Stace

Robert Christgau– Music critic
Glen Hansard– Singer/Songwriter
Dawn Landes– Singer/Songwriter
Jesse Lauter– Producer
Sean O’Brien– Producer

This event is open to the public.
Advance RSVP is required.

Event Date and Time:
March 27, 2014
Please note amended start time.

NYU / Tisch
Dean’s Conference Room
721 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10003

This panel will discuss Bob Dylan’s career in the 80s, why music took the “new wave” direction that it did in the 80s, and the making of Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One.

ATO Records is excited to announce the release of Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One on March 25. The brainchild of producers and NYU/REMU alums Jesse Lauter (Elvis Perkins, The Low Anthem) and Sean O’Brien (Dawes, PAPA), the mission of Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One is to shed new light on a large cache of Bob Dylan songs that have long gone ignored, covering the period starting with 1980’s Saved and ending with 1990’s Under The Red Sky. Album contributors include: Built To Spill, Aaron Freeman of Ween & Slash, Glen Hansard, Reggie Watts, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Lucius, Langhorne Slim, Craig Finn Of The Hold Steady, Deer Tick, Dawn Landes, Blitzen Trapper, Carl Broemel Of My Morning Jacket, Elvis Perkins and more. The album is available for pre-order now.

In the liner notes to this collection, New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn, Fortress of Solitude) writes, “In the famously difficult art of going up against Dylan’s performance of his own material, a number of these reach the highest threshold. I hope Bob Dylan listens to this record, and plays it for his current touring band.”