Watch Kesha Sing “I Shall Be Released” At Bob Dylan Tribute Concert

Today is Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday, so last night in Nashville many notable musicians gathered to pay tribute at the Ryman Auditorium for the first half of a two-night event called Dylan Fest. Among them was Kesha, who followed up her performance of “It Ain’t Me Babe” at the Billboard Music Awards with a run through “I Shall Be Released” — a timely selection given her recent battle to get out of her record deal. Watch her powerful performance below.

Here’s last night’s whole setlist:

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And although video evidence is scant, here’s photographic proof that Kurt Vile was there:

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The second installment of Dylan Fest is tonight at the Ryman.

UPDATE: Here’s footage from night two, with the full cast of performers joining together to perform “You Ain’t Going Nowhere.”

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