Long Time Gone: Words & Music by Bob Dylan

Long Time Gone: Words & Music by Bob Dylan Long Time Gone: Words & Music by Bob Dylan
Saturday, Jan 26 | 8:00 PM

Long Time Gone: Words & Music by Bob Dylan
Selected & Performed by Peter Landecker
with Guy Davis BettySoo

All Performances 8:00 pm
January18 – February10, 2013

January 18: Benefit Preview for Neighborhood Music School
January 19: Benefit Preview for Jamie Hulley Arts Fund
January 23: Benefit Preview for Habitat for Humanity
January 24: Opening Night Benefit for Lyric Hall with reception
January 25, 26, 27, & 31
February 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 &10

Buy Tickets Online or Call for Tickets:1-800-514-ETIX (3849), ex.1

Tickets: $35.
Students, seniors: $25.
(not for benefit previews & opening night, must bring photo id)
Opening Night on January 24: $45.


Long Time Gone,   a theatrical biography, tells the story of one of the most intriguing and influential figures ever, entirely through his words and music. At intimate and historic Lyric Hall, blues master Guy Davis and acclaimed singer-songwriter, BettySoo will perform the songs in personal interpretations.  Between the songs, Peter Landecker as Dylan speaks to the audience & re-creates interviews, one in each act.

The story is of a kid who leaves home in Minnesota at 18 and is worldwide star by the age of 21, whose songs define the times during enormous social change.  No sooner, he upturns all the norms of popular music giving us incandescent poetry in song.  His fresh take on everything is ahead of his time.  Act One ends with “Like a Rolling Stone”.

Act Two reveals Dylan wanting no part of being spokesman of a generation, he speaks of family life and influences.  The songs are country & reflect a man in love. A dream sequence becomes “All Along the Watchtower”.  The heartbreak songs lead to redemption & the act two interview delves into spirituality but he says it’s the songs nourish him.  “Forever Young” leads to a verse from the title song performed in act one.  He’s singing to his Ma,  “I’m a long time comin’ and I’ll be a long time gone.”

An Audience Grabber!”

Dylan remains incandescent and starkly relevant in this lovingly conceived tribute.” 
(The Live Music Report, Toronto)

Peter Landecker was unbelievably uncanny, he had that Dylan way about him where you didn’t entirely know 
what direction he was going to go in with his voice 
but it always turned out to be the right direction.” 
    (Burlington Free Press, VT)

Powerful, beautiful, and enigmatic.”
 (The Record, Sherbrooke, Québec)

Guy Davis is one of the best bluesman in circulation. Writing of him and his music, the New York Times used words like “talent, charisma and authority” and Living Blues has talked of “impeccable craftsmanship and “lyrical vision.”  The magazine Mojo said that “today nobody knows how to mix the thousand aspects of Afro-American music such as Guy Davis.”

BettySoo’s voice is the perfect combination of strength, vulnerability and clarity. 
It is just perfect.  (Americana-UK)

Guy Davis is from New York City. www.guydavis.com

BettySoo is from Austin, Texas.  www.bettysoo.com

Buy Ticket Online or Call for Tickets:1-800-514-ETIX (3849), ex.1

New Haven Reviews:

Words and music of Bob Dylan come to New Haven by Josh Falcone for Southern News
This Is Not Bob Dylan By Paul Bass | New Haven Independent | Clips included!
The Daily Nutmeg by Christopher Arnott
A Tribute to Bob Dylan Opens in New Haven on Jan. 18 by Christopher Arnott for CT.com
 Bob Dylan’s story unfolds in ‘Long Time Gone’ at Lyric Hall in New Haven By Donna Doherty, NH Register