Celebrating the 75th birthday of a true legend, in memory of a special friend…
All-Star Tribute to Bob Dylan in support of the Andrew Besner Fund at the Jewish General Hospital.
To honour one of the most influential musicians in rock and roll history on his 75th birthday, Billy Bob Productions, in collaboration with Rubin Fogel Productions, presents an All-Star Fundraiser Tribute to Bob Dylan on Tuesday May 24th at Club Soda. The night will feature an array of musicians, from Montreal and elsewhere, who will dig deep into the hefty Dylan songbook to present a musical mosaic of folk, country, blues, soul, pop and punk. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Andrew Besner Fund at the Jewish General Hospital, in memory of an original partner of Billy Bob Productions who passed away last year.
Among the musicians slated to perform are Kevin Parent, Shane Murphy, The Nils, Lee-La Baum & Tom Shemer (The Damn Truth), Johnny Griffin & Mackenzie Myatt (John Jacob Magistery), Dave Gossage & Bud Rice, Craig Morrison, The Jimmyriggers, Jason Rockman (Slaves on Dope), Annakin Slayd and a host of others. There will also be surprise guests and a special 50th anniversary Blonde on Blonde tribute by a band assembled by drummer/producer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Barr Brothers, The Dears) featuring Chris Velan, Neil Holyoak, Steven Herskovitz and others.
“I arrived late to the marathon but I caught enough joy to last me the rest of the year,” wrote Gazette music critic Bernie Perusse following our last tribute five years ago. “If there’s anything more moving than belting out the lyrics for Chimes of Freedom over a third pint, I can’t think of it right now.”