Folk icon Bob Dylan is a genre unto himself. As a prolific songwriter, he's been hailed as the voice of a generation and its counterculture for more than five decades. Songs like "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are A-Changin'" were anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements in the 1960's and sadly still come off as relevant today. And with 11 Grammys and the Nobel Prize in Literature to his name, Dylan has been acknowledged as a game changer. Live, his voice is a little hit-or-miss, but he always has a great backing band.
Bob Dylan and company play Wednesday, November 14, 8 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre, 875 East Main Street. $59.50-119.50. 222-5000. rbtl.org;bobdylan.com.