Creating filtered version of banner image.


The Bob Dylan Centerâ„  welcomes Byrds founder Roger McGuinn to the World of Bob Dylan conference on

Roger McGuinn will appear as the headline attraction at the World of Bob Dylan conference, in conversation with music journalist Jeff Slate, on Saturday, June 1.

McGuinn is one of the seminal figures in the history of rock and roll. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, he was part of the early-1960s folk movement, before moving to Los Angeles and founding The Byrds, whose first single was Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man,” a Number One hit. Over the next decade, the band scored countless hits and became a must-see live act. Throughout, McGuinn and The Byrds maintained a close personal and artistic relationship with Dylan.

In 1975, McGuinn was part of Dylan’s legendary Rolling Thunder Review tour, which is the subject of a forthcoming documentary by Martin Scorcese, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, in which McGuinn appears.

McGuinn toured again with Dylan (and Tom Petty) in the mid-1980s, and the pair appeared together at The Byrds’ final performance together in 1990.

In a rare treat for conference-goers, music journalist Jeff Slate (author of the liner notes for Bob Dylan’s recent Bootleg Series release More Blood, More Tracks) will interview McGuinn on stage in the Hyatt Regency ballroom. McGuinn will share stories – and will perform music – from his long and influential career, from the creation of folk-rock and his work with Bob Dylan, to his acclaimed Folk Den Project and triumphant, sold-out “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” tour with fellow former-Byrd Chris Hillman and country legend Marty Stuart.

To learn more about The World of Bob Dylan, visit the event page here. To register, visit our registration page. To stay up-to-date on events and announcements, follow our Facebook page.

Jeff Slate joins Earl Slick, David Bowie alumns next week for A Bowie Celebration

Jeff will be joining his pals Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Bernard Fowler, Carmine Rojas, Lee John and more next week on three East Coast dates of the A Bowie Celebration tour. He will appear with the band of Bowie alums at Irving Plaza in New York City, the State Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and at the Keswick in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in March 2019.

For more information and tickets, visit the A Bowie Celebration website.

Jeff joins John Doe of X at City Winery

Jeff will support John Doe of the seminal Los Angeles punk band X at City Winery in New York City on Monday, February 18, 2019.

More info:

"Doe beautifully balances a rocker's heart and a poet's soul." - The LA Times

"One of the warmest, most welcome voices in pop music." - NPR Music

John Doe calls his new album, The Westerner, "psychedelic soul music from the Arizona desert." In addition to being a founding member of the ground-breaking LA band, X, he has recorded 8 solo records and acted in over 50 films and television productions. In the new book Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk, Doe and assorted friends - with help from Tom DeSavia - tell the story of L.A. punk as it began, developed, and changed the music scene forever. Doe, Exene Cervenka of X, Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's, Mike Watt of the Minutemen, Henry Rollins of Black Flag, and more share tales of friendships, feuds, dreams, and disappointments, acquainting us with the weirdness and wonder that defined the world they created on the fringes of Hollywood society.


Jeff joins Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller at City Winery

Jeff will support Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller at City Winery in New York City on Monday, February 4, 2019.



Jeff Slate & Friends return to Hill Country Live! to Celebrate the life and legacy of David Bowie

Jeff Slate & Friends: 3rd Annual Bowie Birthday Bash!
Jeff Slate and his all-star band will celebrate the life and music the late, great David Bowie at Hill Country Live! on Friday, January 11th, with two sets of music beginning at 9 PM. Some very special guests are expected to join Jeff and the band. This is a No Cover show so make your “club level” reservations early by calling 212-255-4544!

RSS feed