“Remarkable…I’m stunned, especially by ‘I’m Not There.’ Seems to me completely right, never forced, lucid, luminous, but the performance, as with Dylan’s, is where the truth of the song reveals itself. It just broke me in half. Second only to ‘I’m Not There’ [is] the gorgeous ‘Crash on the Levee.’”
"Beautiful...full of life and reverently irreverent." - JOE HENRY
"Fishman adds layers of gravity and portent." - THE HARTFORD ADVOCATE
Cult recordings meet cult artist on HOWARD FISHMAN PERFORMS BOB DYLAN & THE BAND’S “BASEMENT TAPES” LIVE AT JOE’S PUB, released in conjunction with Fishman’s Lincoln Center debut when he headlined The American Songbook Series.
Culled from three sold-out evenings at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City, the CD features classics like “Tears of Rage” and “This Wheel’s On Fire” alongside less well-known songs from Dylan & The Band's legendary 1967 recordings. True to the subversive nature of the original material, the CD also features the first-ever commercial release of “I’m Not There (1956),” considered by many to be one of Dylan’s unfinished masterpiece.
A bonus DVD is included, featuring live footage from the Joe’s Pub performances. Featuring Mazz Swift (violin, vocals), Michael Daves (guitar,vocals), Ian Riggs (bass, vocals), Mark McLean (drums), Greg Glassman (trumpet) and special guests Peter Ecklund (cornet) and Boo Reiners (guitar).