Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bob Dylan And "The Band's" Big Pink Clubhouse "For Rent"

The Weight

Chest Fever
(Great organ riff)
"Big Pink," a house where Bob Dylan wrote and recorded the bulk of the material that makes up the famed Basement Tapes and that helped inspire The Band's debut LP, can be rented via VRBO. Most nights cost $650 and there is a minimum stay of two nights required.
Bob Dylan And "The Band's" Big Pink Clubhouse "For Rent"
"Big Pink" in located in West Saugerties, New York and was originally built in in the '60s. "The house was newly built when Rick Danko, who was collaborating with Bob Dylan at the time, found it as a rental. It was to this house that Bob Dylan would eventually retreat to write songs, play them and experiment with other songs, in its large basement" according to Wikipedia. The Band's Danko, Richard Manuel andGarth Hudson lived in "Big Pink," where the music for the group's 1968 debut Songs From Big Pink was partially composed.
Here are more details from the VRBO listing:
Big Pink, the house where Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes were recorded with his back- up band, later know as The Band, whose first album was called "Music from Big Pink". The updated Dormer unit was Levon Helm's bunk area back In the late '60s. The Central Staircase opens mid-unit to a dining table & chairs; to the right is a desk-bar; the kitchen, with stone counter-top; bathroom with tile shower, and a futon-couch-sitting area. To the left, in the bedroom area, there’s a sitting area with TV ( limited cable ) and a queen sided bed with a quality mattress set. The Dormer has air- conditioning, and views of Overlook Mountain, fields and forest. Outside is the lawn with out-door furniture & original stone fireplace/bbq area nestled beneath the pines. The Dormer can sleep 4, and has WiFi.
The main floor is a 2 bedroom unit with a sunroom ( Rick's room - was Rick Danko's quarters), living room with sofa, writing table & chairs at the picture window, wood- stove/fireplace. It opens into the Dining Room, which has a antique dining table & chairs for 6. The kitchen, as does much of the house, maintains the mid-century period look, with forest views east. The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed, desk, sitting area & full closet. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds, dressers and side tables. The sunroom had a futon twin couch ( which folds down to become a sleeper). The sunroom has it's own back entrance, and opens to the lawn and old out-door fireplace for campfire evenings. All told, upstairs has a queen bed and full futon - can sleep 4 people max. The Main Floor has a queen-sized bed, 2 twins and a single 'twin' futon on the sunporch -and so can sleep 5 max.
Sadly, the Basement is not included in the rental.

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