For fifty years, the music, words, story, and fans of Bob Dylan have fascinated David Gaines. As a son, a husband, a father, a teacher, and a passionate lover of the literary in all its guises, he has pursued the poetic fusion of knowledge and emotion all his life. More often than not, Dylan’s lyrics and music have expressed that fusion for him, and so he has encouraged others to acknowledge the musician or writer or painter or director or actor or athlete who matters deeply (perhaps a bit mysteriously) to them, and to deploy that enigmatic passion in service of self-knowledge and social connection. –University of Iowa Press

Local musician Douglas Kramer Nye opens with some covers of Bob Dylan’s music.

Part of the ICPL “Music is the Word” series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City.

Recorded September 26, 2015.