Louisville native Sid Griffin has released his first video in ten years: “Ode To Bobby Gentry”:
The short version of the creation of Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is this: Bob Dylan wrote over a hundred songs during the original Basement Tapes sessions in 1967. Lyrics from those sessions were recently discovered and a collaborative project ensued, featuring Elvis Costello, Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drop’s Rhiannon Giddens. T. Bone Burnett produced. The group recorded twenty songs over a two-week period and those will be released in standard and deluxe editions on November 11 via Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records. The album will be accompanied by a Showtime documentary called Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued that will air November 21. You can preorder here
Watch a video of “Nothing To It,” with Dylan’s handwritten lyrics in an animated version.
Louisville native Jonathan Wolff, who’s career in Los Angeles included composing the music for “Seinfeld,” Who’s the Boss,” “Married with Children,” “Will & Grace,” “The King of Queens” and “Reba,” among many others, will be talking about his career in the business at an appearance at Actors Theatre on Wednesday, August 20. Before that, he had a chat with Peter Berkowitz of InsiderLouisville. Read the story here.