Former Time Out of Mind sideman Duke Robillard to join Bob Dylan on upcoming 2013 tour

Duke Robillard, a sideman on the celebrated Time Out of Mind, will team up with Bob Dylan again for select dates on his forthcoming tour, which kicks off in Buffalo on April 5, 2013 and continues through May in St. Augustine, Florida. Dawes is set as to open for Dylan for most dates.

More recently, Robillard did a scalding, slide-driven rendition of Dylan’s “Everything Is Broken” on 2007’s World Full of Blues. But it’s Time Out of Mind — which Robillard said, in a 2011 SER Sitdown, was Dylan’s finest modern-era record — that continues to resonate more than a decade and a half later. (He also had some sharp words for producer Daniel Lanois.)

The 1997 album represented the beginning of an on-going period of creative rebirth for Dylan, who earned three Grammys — including album of the year — on the strength of cuts like “Can’t Wait,” “Tryin’ to Get to Heaven” and “Million Miles,” all of which featured Robillard.

Robillard, a former member of both Roomful of Blues and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, is also set to release Independently Blue on April 9, 2013 through his own Stony Plain Records. Former Roomful bandmate Al Basile and Monster Mike Welch also contributed. Robillard will be touring with his own band in support of that project when not appearing with Dylan.

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