Michael GrayBob Dylan Poetry Of The Blues Presented By Michael Gray
opportunity to get a crash course in the career of the popular artist at a special evening presented by Dylan expert Michael Gray.
Writer Michael Gray, author of "The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia" will be presenting "Bob
Dylan and the Poetry of the Blues," a one-man show utilizing video and music clips examining the impact American blues has
had on the highly influential musician.
Gray first began chronicling the development of Dylan's music
with 1973's "Song and Dance Man," and has followed Dylan's career ever since, across a series of books, reviews
and other writings. He has also given numerous talks on the legendary performer. His 823-page "The Bob Dylan
Encyclopedia," a compendium of the people and places influencing and in turn influenced by Dylan garnering positive reviews
from The New York Times, Rolling Stone and others.
"What Gray gives you is an intelligent
listener's perspective, but he's not a professional academic," said Thomas Palaima, classics professor. Palaima
originally proposed the event after Gray contacted him through the Austin American-Statesman, where Palaima is a regular