Dylan Fest 2017: 10 Best Things We Saw

From John Paul White to Wynonna, the highlights of Bob Dylan's 76th birthday tribute concert in Nashville

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Charlie McCoy and Duane Eddy
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Charlie McCoy and Duane Eddy

Dylan may be a creature of New York, but he cut some of his best albums in Nashville – and on each of those occasions, Charlie McCoy helped him do it. So it was a nice, if not almost necessary, touch to have McCoy – who, like Dylan, just turned 76 – onstage slinging his harmonicas, a direct connection to those recordings from five decades ago. McCoy sat in on several songs, including Valerie June's delightfully inventive "Don’t Think Twice," but more than any he elevated Richard Hawley's "House of the Rising Sun," which included rockabilly legend Duane Eddy on baritone guitar.

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