Saturday, August 22, 2009

Charlie Sexton: On The Road Again.

I have nothing against guitarist Denny Freeman, who has been on the road with Bob Dylan since 2005. He's great, but...

From Austin 360:

Diane Scott of the Continental Club has a scoop in this week’s club newsletter. Charlie Sexton has rejoined Bob Dylan’s band, replacing Denny Freeman. “Well, at least it’s Charlie,” Freeman told Scott. The never-ending tour restarts Oct. 5 on the West Coast.

Sexton played guitar for Dylan from 1999 until 2003. At the Bard’s Aug. 4 set at the Dell Diamond, Sexton jammed with the band for about half the set and lit a fire under Dylan, according to assorted reviews.

I've seen every version of Dylan's road band during the 20+ year "Never-Ending Tour," and Sexton's return is welcome news. Now if Bob would give Larry Campbell a call...

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