The Bob Dylan is coming to the Tribute Community Centre in Oshawa Tuesday, July 4 2017, To mark the return of the Nobel winning poet, singer, painter, novelist, actor, songwriter, musician, iconoclast we asked our creative pals for their Dylan reflections. We will run them as they come in.
Artist Maralynn Cherry, a founding member of the Oshawa's first art gallery in 1967.
"That’s a tough one, to tie Dylan down to one song but here goes for me. I love so many but there are special memories kindled by ‘If Dogs Run Free’ on his amazing New Morning vinyl. When I heard this piece it embraced my wandering soulful need for freedom. I lingered alone for hours musing at the borderlands between city and wilderness. I felt like a creature of the wild and then along came this incredible jazz song. It cut to the bone as Dylan’s words were woven through with that unforgettable scat-singing from Maeretha Stewart and those licks of Al Kooper on piano."