Tangled Up In You: Interpreting & Imagining Bob Dylan in the 21st Century

Tangled Up In You: Interpreting & Imagining Bob Dylan in the 21st Century

  • Americana
  • Folk
  • Folk Rock
  • Roots
  • School of Music workshop
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Tribute


A fun look at the songs of Bob Dylan from a performer’s perspective. We’ll be wandering through a few lines of inquiry: 
What is it that makes Dylan’s songs so wonderful to sing? Why Dylan, why now? How do you know you’re right for the song? 

We’ll explore production choices, collaboration and song selection. We’ll talk about some of the great Dylan interpreters from Joan Baez to Nina Simone and beyond, and we’ll also investigate how covering songs can improve your own songwriting.  

This workshop will be held from 1:00-2:30 ET on Saturday, May 15th.

Please note: Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 15 minutes before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

Emma Swift

  • Acoustic
  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Emma Swift is an Australian-born songwriter, currently residing in the USA. A gifted singer inspired by Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull and a plethora of dead poets, her sound is a blend of classic folk, Americana and indie rock.

In August 2020 she released the critically-acclaimed “Blonde On The Tracks”, a Laurel Canyon inspired reimagining of some of her favourite Bob Dylan tunes on Tiny Ghost Records. The album received Best of 2020 accolades from Rolling Stone, Nashville Scene, No Depression, The Guardian and more.

“Her high, clear voice highlights each syllable, letting you hear the words form, one seemingly following inevitably from the other, until they feel handed down, fragments of old songs now speaking to each other.” – Greil Marcus, LA REVIEW OF BOOKS

“Swift navigates Sansone’s majestic folk-rock arrangements like the able captain of a frigate sailing over shimmering seas.” – Bud Scoppa, UNCUT MAGAZINE

“Nobody has ever sung Dylan quite like this Nashville-based Australian singer-songwriter, nor with such a rare interpretive gift…comparable to Emmylou Harris’s Wrecking Ball in its intent, execution and intimacy.” – Andrew Stafford, THE GUARDIAN

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