Home Music Bob Dylan is the MusiCares Person of the Year 2015

UPDATE Confirmed performers include Beck, the Black Keys, Norah Jones, Tom Jones, Los Lobos, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, Jack White, John Doe, Neil Young and Crosby, Stills & Nash. No Jakob Dylan or Wallflowers, btw.

Don Was is musical director.

EARLIER MusiCares has found an honoree and he’s a great choice: Bob Dylan. It’s about time, too. Dylan is 10 time Grammy winner and poet laureate of a generation. He’s also a genius. His very cover-able catalog includes “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Lay Lady Lay,” “The Mighty Quinn,” “Forever Young,” “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Shelter from the Storm,” “Make You Feel My Love,” and dozens of others. Let’s hope the concert organizers get some of the people who had hits with Dylan songs to come in and do ’em, including Garth Brooks and Joan Baez, as well as Robbie Robertson from The Band. Stevie Wonder had a major hit with “Blowin’ in the Wind” by the way. Rod Stewart had one with “Forever Young.” The MusiCares Person of the Year dinner is in February 2015.

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