MARK DAVIDSON is the Curator of the Bob Dylan Archive and the Director of Archives and Exhibits for American Song Archives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which manages the Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie Centers. Mark earned his PhD in musicology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2015, with a dissertation titled Recording the Nation: Folk Music and the Government in Roosevelts New Deal, 19361941. In 2014, he earned his Masters in Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, with a focus on archiving and library science. Mark has published numerous articles and essays on music, archiving, and Bob Dylan, including Blood in the Stacks: On the Nature of Archives in the Twenty-First Century, published in The World of Bob Dylan (Cambridge University Press, 2021). PARKER FISHEL is an archivist and researcher who was co-curator of the inaugural exhibitions at the Bob Dylan Center. Providing archival consulting for numerous musicians and estates under the aegis of Americana Music Productions, Fishel is also a co-founder of the improvised music archive Crossing Tones and a board member of the Hot Club Foundation. Highlights from his recording credits include Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 (Third Man Records), a forthcoming box set inspired by the legendary Chelsea Hotel (Vinyl Me, Please), and several volumes of the GRAMMY Awardwinning Bob Dylans Bootleg Series.
Preface Introduction 19411960: An Accident of Geography 19611964: A Way of Life 19651966: The Sound of the Streets 19671973: Everybodys Song 19741978: The Constant State of Becoming 19791987: Surviving in a Ruthless World 19882000: As Natural as Breathing 20012013: Themes, Dreams, and Schemes 2014Present: The Here and Now Epilogue Contributors Acknowledgements Source Credits Index