Jeff Jenkins and his four piece band hit the stage last night in Fortuna Spiegeltent to knock the socks off of Adelaide fans with DYLANesque – The Bob Dylan Story. With ragged suitcase and harmonica in tow, the gang took audiences on a moving musical journey of the trials and triumphs that shaped Dylan and that lead him – despite his controversial singing ability - to become one of the world’s greatest songwriters of all time.
The show opens to a young Dylan at just 19 years of age with nothing but $10 in his pocket a fools dream in his heart. What follows over the next 90 minutes of this narrated rock show are the seminal moments of Dylan’s life; from heart break and religious conversions to getting the Beetles on to pot, how he marched on Washington with Joan Baez, let Hendrix know it was ok to sing, became the voice of the beatnik protest generation of the 60s and how he betrayed his fans by going electric at Newport Folk Festival in 1965; all to the soundtrack of his greatest hits.
Electrifying performances by Jenkins and his band were masterfully delivered despite the incessant and unrelenting roar of the Adelaide 500 cars and – for some reason – choppers flying overhead in the background including, ‘Blowin in the Wind’, ‘Knockin on Heaven’s Door’, ‘Tangled up in Blue’, ‘Rolling Stone’, ‘Hurricane’, ‘All Along the Watchtower’ just to name a few.
The only disappointment was the lack of mention of Dylan’s Nobel Prize for literature in 2017 and his delay in accepting it which is one of my favourite anecdotes of the ever eccentric singer of recent years. But that aside, it was an afternoon well spent being transported back in time to visit Bob and his mates.
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