Bob Dylan, The Band, and American Roots Music


Name Email Phone
Tim Otis 608-233-1050

In August of 1966 Bob Dylan disappeared from the folk/rock scene for eight years. During that time he started a journey that he would keep returning to for the rest of his career: exploring the roots and traditions of American music. He and The Band spent two years making some of the most revolutionary/traditional music of the modern era (The Basement Tapes.) The Band continued this exploration with their music. Dylan’s music from the 1970s on has continued to explore these themes. In the course we will explore this music and its importance in understanding the threads and richness of these traditions and their influence on contemporary music.


Covenant Presbyterian Church

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start Date

 July 6, 2017

End Date

 July 27, 2017


 Regular reading/discussion

Class Size

Class notes

To enroll, contact the Coordinator at before the first class session 


In partnership with


Please Help

Make a onetime or recurring,
tax deductible contribution.

For more info about PLATO contact:

Louise Fowler
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715

Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Website by

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software