Sometime in the late 1960s a young studio musician picked up a call that would change the course of his life. He was asked to play guitar on three of Bob Dylans Nashville projects. Charlie Daniels would soon realize how impactful that one call was to his future. Working along side a bonfire legend gave him the confidence he needed to work the inner circles in Nashville. It opened doors that previously were slammed shut. Executives began to see Charlie Daniels as a legitimate working musician and one they needed to pay some attention.
Charlie Daniels credits Dylan with changing the music world altogether. He says, “He inspired musicians to knock down the restrictive, bubble gum, three minute a side, Tin Pan Alley world that set the parameters of popular music and turn their creative minds loose in a thousand new directions.”
Now after 50 years of unsurmountable success Daniels is paying tribute to his idol in a new release April 1. The CDB Off The Grid – Doin’ it Dylan is said to be Bob Dylan music done with the Charlie Daniels way. The CDB is releasing the collection of 10 songs which will be premiered on Country Music Chat (#cmchat) with Jessica Northey on March 31.
“It was about 50 years ago when I first became aware of Bob Dylan-and no, I was not naïve enough to think I could swim in the same stream, try to emulate what he had done, or cop his licks. Nobody could do that,” notes Daniels. “My ambitions were to provoke some thought, to color the imagery of my songs, to think outside the box of conformity-in other words to be myself.”
“Color the imagery of my songs, think outside the box of conformity?”
Well done, Charlie.
Set List for CDB Off the Grid – Doin’ It Dylan
Tangled Up In Blue
Times They Are a Changin’
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Gotta Serve Somebody
I Shall Be Released
Mr. Tambourine Man
Hard Rains A Gonna Fall
Just Like A Woman
Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
Join Charlie Daniels for a #cmchat to talk about the new album on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 6pPT/9pET
UPCOMING #CMchat SCHEDULE
2/17 #CMchat* Twitterview with Bobby Bones 6-7pPT
2/24 #CMchat* Twitterview with Jamie Lynn Spears 6-7pPT
For a complete schedule go to cmchatlive.com/calendar
#CMchat Twitterviews are Mondays from 6-7pPT on Twitter
Google+ Twangout’s are as booked TBA