Bob Dylan

Duluth Dylan Festival 2017 KUMD is proud to be the official radio station of the Duluth Dylan Festival taking place from Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, May 28. This year, Bob Dylan's 76th birthday is celebrated in Duluth with music, poetry, art exhibitions, and more. Listen to KUMD for concert and event details and all things Dylan Fest on Highway 61 Revisited Monday and Saturday evenings at 5pm with Dylan historian and KUMD DJ, John Bushey. 

Saturday, May 20

Kristi Abbott

With Bob Dylan being an avid artist, it's nice to see the week long celebration of the man and his music, Duluth Dylan Fest, will also include an art exhibit. Dylan has been painting and welding metal sculpture for much of his adult life and his work  shares a slice of the many places in the world his career has taken him. 

Bob Dylan Painting
Erin Welch

Saturday on Highway 61 Revisited we share a special holiday show.  As always host John Bushey shares rare  and unknown cuts, none so dear as when Bob Dylan reads "A Visit from St. Nicholas," better known as "Twas the Night Before Christmas" first published in 1823. 

Adam Swanson

KUMD is the official radio station of the 2016 Duluth Dylan Fest! Highway 61 Revisited host and local Dylan expert John Bushey celebrates the impending celebration with special interviews and rare Dylan tracks. Tune in for his special festival edition on Saturday 5/21 and again Monday, at 5pm.

Maija Jenson

Duluth Dylan Fest is a week-long party kicking off in Duluth on Sunday May 22 but at one venue, the celebration started early.  Einstein Disguised as Robin Hood, Bob Dylan: An Exhibition opened May 4 and is on display through May 30The documentary exhibit is an exciting array of one of a kind and rare Dylan memorabilia from the collection of Bill Pagel at Karpeles Manuscript Library all month long. John Bushey, host of KUMD’s Highway 61 Revisited, part of bringing this exhibit to fruition talks about the exhibit and his friend and Dylan super-fan Bill Pagel.

Cover art for Bob Dylan's Fallen Angels album
Columbia Records

Coming up on May 20th, just four days before his 75th birthday, Bob Dylan will release his 37th studio album, Fallen Angels

Like 2015's Shadows in the Night, this is a covers album showcasing Dylan's talents as a vocalist, arranger, and bandleader. It features twelve classic American tunes written by a variety of writers including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn, and Carolyn Leigh; you can hear the lead single, "Melancholy Mood," now on KUMD.

Track Listing for Fallen Angels:

Hibbing Dylan Days celebrate the life and career of Bob Dylan with an annual publication "Talkin Blues." One local writer and 2nd place winner joins Radio Gallery to talk about his writing and the annual contest

5/21 Radio Gallery: Phil Fitzpatrick