Bob Dylan Has Written The Liner Notes For Dion’s ‘Blues With Friends’ -
Dion photo by

Dion photo by

Bob Dylan Has Written The Liner Notes For Dion’s ‘Blues With Friends’

by Paul Cashmere on July 26, 2020

in News

Dion’s friends on ‘Blues With Friends’ include Billy Gibbons, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison but there is one name on the album who actually doesn’t sing one note. Bob Dylan wrote the liner notes.

Dion tells, “I had finished all the songs, I go them all out. No more songs to send out. Then I was thinking I should get someone to write something about this music I’ve done. You usually have liner notes on an album. I thought let me send it to Bob Dylan. We all now Bob Dylan is the greatest writer of the 20th century and beyond. He has won a Nobel Prize and he knows how to put words to a page. I sent him the album, he loved it, and he wrote the liner notes to this album. They are quite insightful. I always learn something every time he writes. It is kind of crazy. I am thankful to Bob for his generosity for making it very special”.

In the liner notes Bob Dylan writes “Dion knows how to sing, and he knows just the right way to craft these songs, these blues songs. He’s got some friends here to help him out and they are true luminaries. But in the end, it’s Dion by himself alone, and that masterful voice of his that will keep you returning to share Blues song with him”.

Dion says Bob doesn’t sing on this record but … “I had finished, I had sent all the songs out. Next time”.

Watch the complete Dion Blues With Friends interview in Noise11’s ‘Interviews from Home’ new Iso series.

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

NEW: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook



Related Posts

Lady Gaga, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Are Getting Back Together

Lady Gaga is to reunite with singing legend Tony Bennett for a special concert on Friday.

July 1, 2021
Rufus Wainwright - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Rufus Wainwright To Perform Judy Garland Tribute Concert

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will honour Judy Garland on her birthday with a special digital performance of his popular tribute concert.

May 3, 2021
Joy McKean
APRA To Honour Country Legend Joy McKean

Country legend Joy McKean has been announced as the recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music for 2021.

April 15, 2021
Elvis Presley debut Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley Self-Titled Debut Was Released 65 Years Ago Today

The first Elvis Presley album ‘Elvis Presley’ was released 65 years ago today on 23 March, 1956.

March 23, 2021
Chris Barber
Chris Barber Dead At 90

Chris Barber, was one of the 'Three Bs' – along with Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball - who are considered to have defined traditional British jazz and led the 'Trad' revival of the 1950s and 1960s – and he died "peacefully in his sleep" after suffering with dementia, his record label The Last Music Company confirmed in a tribute post on its website.

March 3, 2021
Tony Bennett. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer’s Disease

94-year old music legend Tony Bennett has announced he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

February 2, 2021
Jimmie Rodgers
50s Pop Star Jimmie Rodgers Dies At Age 87

Jimmie Rodgers, the folk and pop star of the 50s and 60s best known for the hit song ‘Honeycomb’, has died at age 87 in the USA.

January 21, 2021