Arts & Culture

Minnesota’s son returns


Growing up in Hinckley, Minn., or studying across the river from us at the University of Minnesota, Bob Dylan never would have been able to tell anyone that 58 years from then he would be selling out arenas all over the United States and the rest of the world. This is exactly what he did upon his return to Minnesota on Oct. 25.

Dylan played a show for both his fans and himself by working his way through 17 songs, some of which were classic jazz standards originally performed by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Cy Coleman. The others were the classic Dylan tunes such as “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Highway 61 Revisited” and (of course) “Blowin’ in the Wind.”

While most of the music Dylan played was his original works, many of the songs were not recognizable to even some of the veteran Dylan fans. While the songs were obscure, Dylan still put on a show that left his fans wanting more until he returns to his home once again. Dylan’s return marks the first time in three years since he last played in his home state, and those of us who are his fans were glad to have him back.

This article first appeared in the Friday, November 3, 2017, Edition of The Echo.