Devils, Daniels and Dylan

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The Charlie Daniels Band, best known for their platinum single, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” will be coming to South Florida on October 11. The band will play at the Kravis Center’s Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Opening for the band is Mallary Hope, whose debut single “Love Lives On” and “Blossom in the Dust” have made the Hot Country Songs chart.

Recently the Charlie Daniels Band released the album “Off the Grid – Doin’ it Dylan,” a compilation of ten of Bob Dylan’s songs with the CBD twist plus one added kicker – the entire album is acoustic. Fans won’t find songs like “Lay Lady Lay” but they will be treated to tunes such as “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” and “Country Pie.” While “Country Pie” was a song that Dylan recorded while Daniels was part of his band, it is the only song from that time period that makes an appearance on the album.

“I wanted to do songs that I felt that we do best, that would fit our style and the way that we did things,” Daniels said. “I didn’t want to do an album that copied all the arrangements that Bob had and everything. I wanted to do one that would be like we would do it if we had written the songs… I went through and tried to glean the tunes that would not fit us out. There were a few that we tried that didn’t work. Like ‘Lay Lady Lay,’ for instance: I really wanted to do that one, but we couldn’t find a way to do it that was not very similar to the way it was done on the album.”

While concert attendees can expect to hear some of the “Off the Grid…” covers, rest assured that CBD never disappoints and will surely play what their fans come out for – whether it’s “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” or “Long Haired Country Boy”, CBD never disappoints.

And who knows – maybe they’ll play “Hell on Wheels,” the Texas two-step fiddle tune that aired on the AMC western series of the same name. After all, that is the song that inspired “Off the Grid…”

Tickets for the October 11 concert are $15 and can be purchased by visiting www.charliedanielsband.com. For more information about the concert, which is sponsored by Palm Beach Investment Group, Howard Cooper and Rick Stone, please visit www.kravis.org.

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