Australian-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Emma Swift will reimagine the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan when she takes her album Blonde On The Tracks around Australia this June.
The tour is in celebration of the legendary songwriter’s 80th birthday.
Though many artists have covered Bob Dylan before, few have had the critical acclaim Emma Swift has achieved with Blonde on the Tracks.
Released in August 2020, the album is a Laurel Canyon-inspired reimagining of some of her favourite Bob Dylan tunes. From Highway ’61 Revisited‘s ‘Queen Jane Approximately’, to the opening track of Dylan’s 2020 released, 39th album Rough and Rowdy Ways, ‘I Contain Multitudes’ – Blonde on the Tracks is a fresh take on a well-explored and celebrated catalogue.
Blonde On The Tracks 2021 Tour Dates
- June 17, 2021, – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
- June 19, 2021, – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul
- June 20, 2021, – City Recital Hall, Sydney
- June 24, 2021, – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Tickets on sale Thursday 22 April @ 12pm LOCAL
Since its release, the record has received worldwide accolades from the likes of Rolling Stone, Nashville Scene, and The Guardian – even being named as part of Rolling Stone US’ list of 15 of the best Bob Dylan covers.
Originally started in 2017, working alongside Wilco’s Pat Sansone at Nashville’s Magnetic Sound Studio, Swift eventually put Blonde On The Tracks on hold before being reinspired to complete the album in 2020 during lockdown.
Celebrated for its masterclass in interpretation, as well as its deep dive into Dylan’s songbook, Emma Swift’s Blonde On The Tracks is a stunning record that needs to be heard live.
As well as performing all the songs from her stunning Dylan tribute album, Swift will also perform some other favourites and rare gems from the Bob Dylan songbook.
Across the tour, Swift will be joined by iconic Australian musicians in their own right; Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) on guitar, Marty Brown (Clare Bowditch Band) on drums, Mark Wilson (JET) on bass, Louis Macklin (JET) on keys, and Kathleen Halloran (Kate Ceberano Band) on guitar to bring the album to life.
With a sound described as a blend of classic folk, Americana and indie rock, Swift has been compared to iconic artists such as Joan Baez, Marianne Faithfull and Cat Power.
Emma Swift will take her album Blonde On The Tracks around Australia this June. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.