The Legendary Bob Dylan Mesmerizes fans at The Paramount

10435746_10152815865248428_8753704881749576419_nConcert Review: Bob Dylan and his Band
Venue: The Paramount, Seattle, WA
Date: October 17, 2014

Bob Dylan, the songwriting laureate of our times opened his 2014 fall tour on Friday, October 17, to an adoring audience at The Paramount with panache. As the lights dimmed, the sounds of floating guitar vibrated through the music hall as he walked onto the stage.

And as the lights gently revealed, there he was, dressed in a very stylish black tunic jacket with white trim. Strollin’ to the microphone, Bob Dylan starts to croon, the lights dimmed enough to see his mysterious eyes in the shadows.

Throughout the evening, Mr. Dylan sang solo at center stage into the microphone. He would alternate between playin’ his harmonica and floating over to the piano. Backed by a top-notch band featuring Stu Kimball on rhythm guitar, Donnie Herron on pedal steel, lap steel, electric mandolin, banjo, violin, Charlie Sexton on lead guitar, Tony Garnier on bass guitar, and George Receli on drums, percussion, and the entire performance was mesmerizing.

Bob played several songs from the piano, pounding the keys and dancing on his bench, exuding a sly smile. Many of the songs that were performed came from his output from the past decade. The set was tight and played with assurance.

Bob Dylan and his band will be playing at the Paramount two more nights and tickets are still available. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the greatest songwriters in this intimate setting.

Set List:
Things Have Changed
She Belongs To Me
Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
Workingman’s Blues #2
Waiting For You
Duquesne Whistle
Pay In Blood
Tangled Up In Blue
Love Sick
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Simple Twist Of Fate
Early Roman Kings
Forgetful Heart
Spirit On The Water
Scarlet Town
Soon After Midnight
Long And Wasted Years
All Along The Watchtower
Blowin’ In The Wind

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Peter Dervin Bio I was born in Los Angeles, raised on BOSS Radio KHJ 930AM listening to the Real Don Steele, grew up listening to Dr. Demento on KMET 94.7, graduated to Rodney Bengenheimer on KROQ-FM. Started collecting records in high school, I haven’t stopped. Moved to the Northwest in 1989. Became a disc jockey and program host on 90.7 KSER in Everett, I was there for 18 years. Owned a record shop from 1993-1995 called Orbit Records. Mike McCready from Pearl Jam bought a PJ 45 from me. I wrote music reviews for a monthly called “The Taste of Everett”. I was Editor of a trade publication called the “Northwest Landscape Professional” I had always been photographing at the concerts I’ve attended. In 2010, the Grateful Dead used my photos from 1980 on a Road Trips CD release. I then began the journey of taking my photography to the next level. I have photographed a who’s who of musicians, bands and artists. From Los Lobos to DEVO and everything in between. You can see my portfolio at I am excited to be working with the folks at Northwest Music Scene, American Rock Scene and American Blues Scene.