In early 1997, Bob Dylan hunkered down at Miami’s Criteria Studios to record his first batch of new songs in nearly a decade. It did not go well—that is, until Dylan summoned Jim Dickinson, an obscure Memphis musician. Dickinson became Dylan’s trusted confidant and played a major role in the sessions that yielded Time Out of Mind. Drawing on John Lewis's candid conversations with Dickinson and extensive research at Tulsa's Bob Dylan Archive, Whirly Gig sheds light on the creative process behind this transformational album. Warren Linn’s illustrations and Amanda White-Iseli’s book design accentuate Dylan and Dickinson’s collaborative connection. Order your copy of Whirly Gig here!
You can also purchase Whirly Gig at the Bob Dylan Center's museum shop in Tulsa.