The Wheel and the Plow
Andy & Renee & Hard Rain
The Wheel and The Plow-Physical CD Download
In May of 2020, we were set to produce the “Biggest Dylanfest Ever!”, our 30th annual, 8-hour musical celebration of Bob Dylan, when the COVID pandemic shook everyone’s foundation to its core. Many lost their lives; we were all frightened, as the world’s population was thrown into isolation from each other and their livelihoods. We knew that music was a way to connect people, so, we embarked on a journey to learn how to bring the festival into people’s homes virtually. We produced 9 hours of music spread over 3 days, with live performances from our studio by us, Andy & Renee, 40 different artists doing their videoed versions of great Dylan songs, and 6 music videos recorded remotely by our band, Hard Rain. These tracks were knitted together by our friend and producer, Marty Rifkin. Realizing we had 6 songs “in the can”, we added 4 more songs to make The Wheel And The Plow, a tribute not only to the music of Bob Dylan, but to the tenacity of musicians and their audiences, and to the power of music and its unifying qualities.