Jeff Slate is a musician, writer, and radio host with a long and deep connection to Bob Dylan. He wrote the liner notes to the More Blood, More Tracks edition of The Bootleg Series, and has done several events for The Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa. He shares his insider’s view and personal memories on Time Out Of Mind in this episode.
As an artist and performer Jeff has won an ASCAP Award, toured as the opener for Sheryl Crow, worked on a project with Pete Townshend and much more. As a writer his work regularly appears in The Wall St. Journal, RollingStone, Esquire and The New Yorker. He hosts shows on SiriusXM and the BBC. In addition to the Dylan Bootleg Series he’s written liner notes for The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s 50th Anniversary Box, Shawn Colvin, and others. And he’s the co-author of The Authorized Roy Orbison book.
We talk Time Out Of Mind, an album he skipped work to devour on release day, and hear how he got involved with the Dylan team and his views on Bob’s live work, use of producers (or lack thereof), and much more.
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