Music Masters: A Conversation with Bob Neuwirth
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May 7, 2016 - Since the 1960s, Bob Neuwirth has been at the epicenter of one creative upheaval after another. Songwriter, producer, performer, painter, improviser, collaborator, and instigator, Neuwirth has been associated with many seminal artists, including Joan Baez, T Bone Burnett, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, and Patti Smith. His seven albums include 1994’s Last Day on Earth, with John Cale. His songs include “Mercedes Benz,” written with Janis Joplin and poet Michael McClure. He appeared in the documentaries Don’t Look Back and Eat the Document, and in the film Renaldo & Clara. He was bandleader for Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue, music director for the Down from the Mountain tour, and producer of a documentary of the same name. The Los Angeles resident discusses his career in this multimedia program, presented in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City presented by Citi. For a brief performance, Neuwirth is joined by multi-instrumentalist David Mansfield, who has worked with T Bone Burnett, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Bruce Hornsby, Roger McGuinn, Loudon Wainwright III, and others.