On the 30th year of his Never Ending Tour, Bob Dylan returns to Lafayette for the first time in nearly 20 years. From what recent setlists have revealed, the iconic singer/songwriter will most likely perform a retrospective set of songs, along with a few standards from the American Songbook from his last few albums. Dylan and his band play this Tuesday, October 16 at the Heymann Center for Performing Arts.
Some fans might be surprised to see Dylan behind the piano instead of his usual guitar and harmonica. Lately, the legendary 77-year old musician spends most nights at the keyboard, which helps give new life to some of his most famous and loved songs. But don't count on hearing upbeat rockers like "Subterranean Homesick Blues" or "Maggie's Farm." Instead, expect to hear more slowed down, moody versions of classics like "Don't Think Twice (It's Alright)."
Along with tracks from local artists performing this week, I put together a list of some of my favorite Dylan songs from his entire career for this edition of Lafayette Weekly. Some cuts in the mix include the early acoustic folk of "Girl From the North Country," the epic Springsteen-esque "Changing of the Guards," and the haunting "Full Moon and Empty Arms" from his 2015 release, Shadows in the Night.
Live music in Lafayette this week
Tuesday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Heymann Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Swamp Pop Songbook featuring Tommy Mclain, CC Adcock, and Steve Riley
Thursday, October 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Rhythms on the River
Friday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m.
Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
Saturday, October 20 at 9:00 p.m.
Stop the Clock Cowboy Jazz
Rock n' Bowl