One of my favorite Dylan albums is Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. I recently came across out takes from these sessions, which I had to share! Also, I have had a couple of friendly arguments with friends about Dylan. Here are the two questions and my take on it, feel free to let me know what you think.
1. Is Dylan “folk”? My answer is no. He draws on his folk roots. But has long abandoned the genre of being strictly a folk artist. You could even go as far as saying that that Dylan is rock artist; you are not being sacrilegious. My friends seem to think that Dylan is a folk artist. Thoughts?
2. Is Bob Dylan Hippie music? Again, my answer is no. There may be some Hippies who enjoy Dylan’s music, but Dylan can’t be considered Hippie music as The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Phish etc. could. Again, thoughts?