5 Songs We Want Bob Dylan to Play in Kennewick
Bob Dylan will play at the Toyota Center on May 29.
Even though I'd say I'm a casual fan of Bob Dylan, I recognize his cultural significance and I am floored he is coming to our town.
Bob Dylan released his 39th album in 2020, and he finally has the chance to embark on his Rough and Rowdy Ways tour.
This feels like a moment of a lifetime and I can't wait for my chance to witness Tri-Cities history.
There are five songs I'd like to hear for sure. In no particular order, I'm hoping to hear:
Lay Lady Lay
This one is one of my favorite "love" songs when I'm feeling quiet and sentimental.
Don't Think Twice It's Alright
My friend Quinell is a local musician in Tri-Cities and has worked a cover of this song into most of his shows.
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
When the beef between Jon Bon Jovi and Axl Rose was at its peak, Bon Jovi precluded a performance of this song by reminding everyone that it was in fact, a Bob Dylan classic.
The Ballad of Hollis Brown
This is one of the darkest songs in Dylan'd expansive songbook. The story follows Hollis Brown, a farmer in the thick of the Great Depression. Brown decides he must spare his wife and children, including a baby, from the harsh reality of starvation. Hollis Brown goes to the store and spends the last of his money on shotgun shells.
It Ain't Me Babe
This one isn't as heralded as "Like a Rolling Stone" or other Bob Dylan classics, but it's always a fun sing-along for me.
What songs do you want to hear Bob Dylan perform at the Toyota Center? You can view setlists from his previous shows here.