Dylan to Baez:

Ross Altman’s “Top Ten+++” FolkWorks Reviewed Concerts for 2016

By Ross Altman

DYLAN-BAEZNote to the Reader: I strongly believe in the power of live music to best express what an artist has to offer. We live in an age of digital magic; so many studio effects are now routinely used to enhance a recording I don’t believe a song until I hear it live!

1.      VAN MORRISON AT THE SHRINE AUDITORIUM - FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 2016

2.      MARC COHN AT PEPPERDINE SMOTHERS THEATRE - JANUARY 16, 2016 REFLECTIONS ON THE 25TH ANNIVERSARYOF WALKING IN MEMPHIS

3.      TOMMY EMMANUEL AT PEPPERDINE SMOTHERS THEATRE - JANUARY 20, 2016

CERTIFIED GUITAR PLAYER AND A CLASS ACT

4.      JOHN HAMMOND JR. AT THE LATE SHOW AT MCCABE’S - JANUARY 29, 2016

5.      THE JONES FAMILY SINGERS AT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016

FROM RUSSIA TO MALIBU WITH LOVE 

6.      KRIS KRISTOFFERSON AT THE SABAN THEATRE IN BEVERLY HILLS - FEBRUARY 11, 2016

7.      JUDY COLLINS AT THE ROSE IN PASADENA - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016

8.      BONNIE RAITT AT THE VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - FEBRUARY 22, 2016 NO TICKET, NO SEAT, NO PROBLEM

9.      BOB DYLAN AT THE CAÑA RUM BAR - FEBRUARY 19, 2016

10.  DION AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM - FEBRUARY 24, 2016

11.  BILL FRISELL AT THE SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER - FEBRUARY 25, 2016

12.  LUCINDA WILLIAMS AT UCLA ROYCE HALL - MARCH 4, 2016

13.  ERIC ANDERSEN: A BARD BY ANY OTHER NAME - APRIL 23, 1616—APRIL 23, 2016

14.  BOB DYLAN IN CONCERT AT THE SHRINE AUDITORIUM - JUNE 16, 2016

15.  GERMAN LOPEZ AT PRVATE HOME IN BRENTWOOD SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 (PREVIEW OF PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY CONCERT AT RAITT RECITAL HALL - SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

16.  IRIS DEMENT AT THE SMOTHERS THEATRE, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY - SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 THE BEST SINGER MERLE HAGGARD EVER HEARD

17.  TIME JUMPERS AT THE SMOTHERS THEATRE, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY - SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

18.  JOAN BAEZ AT DISNEY HALL - NOVEMBER 5, 2016

Folk singer Ross Altman hosts “Viva Fidel! A Memorial for Fidel Castro” at the Los Angeles Workers Educational Center, 1251 S. St. Andrews Place, CA 90019 on the 58th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, Sunday January 1, 2017, 2:00 to 5:00pm; $5;  SoCal Los Angeles Cpusa | Facebook with Open Sharing, Songs, Poetry and Spoken Word; bring your memories and mementos of all things Cuban; street parking.

Ross Altman has a PhD in Modern Literature from SUNY-Binghamton; Ross may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.