Sunday, September 02, 2012
In Show & Concert!
Bob Dylan and his Band
plus Ben Harper
8:00pm Show Time
$141.50, $85.00, $55.00 Reserved; $31.50 Lawn
Grammy® Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Bob Dylan returns to Woodstock. Dylan’s influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-consciousness narratives. As a vocalist, he broke down the notion that a singer must have a conventionally good voice in order to perform, thereby redefining the vocalist's role in popular music. As a musician, he sparked several genres of pop music, including electrified folk-rock and country-rock. And that just touches on the tip of his achievements.
Folk, blues, hard rock, country, jazz and reggae are just a few of the genres that singer, songwriter and guitarist Ben Harper has delved into throughout his career. His eclecticism has made him hard to categorize, and he's played alongside all types of other performers (as a participant in the H.O.R.D.E. festival, as well as guesting on albums by artists as diverse as John Lee Hooker and Beth Orton.
Raised in a musical family, Harper (born Benjamin Chase Harper on October 28th, 1969 in Pomona, California) picked up the guitar at an early age and began performing publicly at 12. Shortly after appearing alongside Taj Mahal at a concert in 1992, Harper signed with Virgin Records. His first album, Welcome to the Cruel World, introduced him as a folk-rocker with a soft, evocative voice and politically charged lyrics. Songs like "How Many Miles Must We March," "Like a King" and "I'll Rise" (with lyrics by Maya Angelou) demonstrate his Woody Guthrie-like propensity to write simply structured songs with sociopolitical messages.
All dates, acts, times and ticket prices subject to change without notice. All ticket prices increase $5 day of the show. NO LAWN OR STAGE VIDEO AT THIS SHOW PER ARTIST REQUEST.
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