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Daryl Sanders That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound Reading/Q&A/Signing

  • Grimey's New and Preloved Music 1060 East Trinity Lane Nashville, TN, 37216 United States (map)

That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound is the definitive treatment of Bob Dylan's magnum opus, 'Blonde on Blonde,' not only providing the most extensive account of the sessions that produced the trailblazing album, but also setting the record straight on much of the misinformation that has surrounded the story of how the masterpiece came to be made. Including many new details and eyewitness accounts never before published, as well as keen insight into the Nashville cats who helped Dylan reach rare artistic heights, it explores the lasting impact of rock's first double album. Based on exhaustive research and in-depth interviews with the producer, the session musicians, studio personnel, management personnel, and others, Daryl Sanders chronicles the road that took Dylan from New York to Nashville in search of "that thin, wild mercury sound." As Dylan told Playboy in 1978, the closest he ever came to capturing that sound was during the 'Blonde on Blonde' sessions, where the voice of a generation was backed by musicians of the highest order. Author Daryl Sanders will join us to discuss his acclaimed book on Dylan, along with a Q&A by Michael Gray, curator of the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit 'Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City'. Also it's BEER:30 so we'll have free cold ones for 21+ attendees, courtesy of Tennessee Brew Works.