“Oh my name it is nothin’ / My age it means less / The country I come from / Is called the Midwest / I’s taught and brought up there / The laws to abide / And that land that I live in / Has God on its side.” — Bob Dylan
Sometimes–when the alchemy is just right–an artist you would NEVER expect can take an old classic and turn it into something utterly sublime.
Tom Waits doesn’t just write songs. He tells stories—of vagrants, orphans, tramps, and brawlers—with scenes so vivid you can almost smell the stench of scotch and cigarettes in the room.
After ten years of marriage, Nathan Graziano is finding being alone a different challenge from his old single days.
For all the remaining holiday seasons every time you hear music it will either be from Boney M.’s “Christmas with Boney M.” or Bob Dylan’s “Christmas in the Heart”. You cannot stop listening to music. YOU MUST CHOOSE!
Queue the squeezebox and pop the champagne. This story of courtship gives us a reason to believe in mature romance.
Rob Joyner introduces you to a country legend.
Dylan’s 50 year old hit wins the internet.
Brendan Malone wants to help fix the ‘Rōnin’ generation – young men who lack a sense of direction and purpose because of the loss of authentic masculine identity. Here’s how.
Indie band’s “GTMO” single tells tale from Guantamo inmate’s point of view.
“This was two months before he left his family. Arthur can’t tell you exactly what he did on that birthday, only that it left a taste of fatty pizza and cheap plastic in his mouth, that it involved a giant singing rodent, and that it was important to him.” Weekend Fiction By Delaney Nolan
Here are four of the finest narrators who still use song as a medium—raconteurs capturing distinctly modern stories.