Dylan back on the bootleg trail
BOB Dylan fans can look forward to the release of Bob Dylan — Trouble No More — The Bootleg Series Vol 13/19791981, which goes on release this Friday, November 3.
It showcases the music Dylan wrote and performed during one of the most surprising, controversial and inspired periods of his career. As the 1970s ended and the 1980s began, Dylan responded to the changing of the decades with a three-album trilogy — ‘Slow Train Coming’ (1979), ‘Saved’ (1980) and ‘Shot of Love’ (1981). This collection offers fans and music lovers the opportunity to fully experience for the first time this extraordinary chapter in Dylan’s musical journey.
IRISH country star John Hogan is to headline the first annual St Lucia Country Fest in the Caribbean on December 2 in the world-famous Fond D’or Heritage Park.
The Westmeath-born entertainer is regarded as something of a superstar in the Caribbean island since scoring a number one hit with his self-penned song ‘Stepping Stone’ some years ago.
Although he hasn’t performed there for some time, the people of St Lucia still hold Hogan close to their hearts and his recordings are regularly played on radio there.
Organiser Michael Hoffer said they have been inundated with requests to bring the Kilbeggan man back to St Lucia for years.
“Over the last couple of years I’ve talked to many locals and I’ve asked hundreds of people the same question: ‘If you could choose any country performer to come to the island, who would it be? The answer is always John Hogan.”