Jeff Slate & Friends: Bob Dylan 79th Birthday Celebration!

Come celebrate rock and roll icon Bob Dylan’s 79th birthday with Jeff Slate & Friends, as the band of New York City all-stars and some very special guests play Dylan’s classic albums Highway 61 Revisited and Blood On The Tracks in full, along with rare tracks from the sessions for those albums, and some of Dylan’s greatest hits, on Friday, May 1st. 

This will be the seventh year Slate and company have celebrated Dylan’s birthday at Hill Country, and, with demand at an all-time high for Slate’s shows, Hill Country Live! is excited to present this show as a ticketed event with assigned seating. Tickets for Jeff Slate & Friends: Bob Dylan 79th Birthday Celebration are $15 per seat for Golden Circle tables nearest the stage, $10 per seat for Standard tables, $7 per person for bar and standing tables and $5 standing room. 

Reserve your seats beginning Friday, March 13th at noon. 

Jeff Slate is an internationally recognized recording artist and music journalist. He has performed and worked with countless rock luminaries, including Pete Townshend of The Who, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Sheryl Crow and others. Jeff's music has appeared on the BBC and in shows like Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill. 

Jeff writes about music for the New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Rolling Stone, NBC News, and others, contributed liner notes to the 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and is the author of The Authorized Roy Orbison, a biography of the legend, with Orbison's sons. In 2018, Jeff wrote the liner notes for Bob Dylan's The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14: More Blood, More Tracks. He is a host on SiriusXM, has appeared on Sex Pistol Steve Jones’ radio show Jonesy's Jukebox, where he performed with the legend, and numerous podcasts and local TV and radio shows. He has been profiled in publications around the world. 

In May 2013 Jeff made his Hill Country Live! debut, celebrating Bob Dylan’s birthday with his Dylan Obscura show, playing songs that Dylan himself has never recorded or played live, gems he rarely plays in concert and some of his best, but least known, songs, as well as original music inspired by Dylan, to a packed house. He’s returned regularly, playing more than 75 shows to standing room only audiences, celebrating John Lennon, David Bowie, Tom Petty and others, with a long list of very special guests. 

Jeff’s latest album, Secret Poetry, released in 2016, features performances by Bowie alums Earl Slick, Carlos Alomar, Gail Ann Dorsey, Mark Plati and Alex Alexander, as well as Laurence Juber, Steve Holley and many, many more!