Bob Dylan Neverending Tour Diaries
Drummer Winston Watson performed 400 shows with Bob Dylan over five years, traveling the world 10 times over. Watson energized Dylan fans and Bob Dylan himself with his joyful and dynamic drumming style, as he helped launch Dylan’s “Never Ending Tour” in 1992 that continues to this day.
Winston Watson chronicled his incredible 5-year journey with Bob Dylan in daily personal diaries and in home video footage with his Video 8 camera. Now Watson shares it all in a never-before-told insider account, revealing behind-the-scenes details of the thrilling and challenging journey as drummer for the legendary Bob Dylan. A skilled storyteller,
Watson paints an intimate portrait of Bob Dylan’s band, life on tour, Dylan’s music, and the mercurial, brilliant Bob Dylan himself.
Watson lived a “rock and roll dream” as celebrity guests joined Dylan on stage, including Bruce Springsteen, George Harrison, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Santana, and The Grateful Dead. However, Van Morrison’s appearances would prove fatal to the journey of the unknown drummer from Arizona.
From his unlikely story of joining Dylan’s band, to rehearsals, stadiums, MTV Unplugged, and Woodstock ’94, to the hardship of family separation, Watson holds nothing back, inviting us along on his incredible journey from continent to continent as a warrior in Bob Dylan’s “Never Ending Band.”
In this in-depth, often humorous portrayal of his years with Dylan, Winston Watson emerges as an ordinary guy who experienced the extraordinary. Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour Diaries is the personal tale of a starry-eyed drummer who reached the mountain top, and how it changed him forever!