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There is certainly no other German musician who is as close to Bob Dylan as Wolfgang Niedecken. For decades, he has been shaping German-language rock music with his band BAP and as a solo musician, repeatedly engaging with the work of Bob Dylan: In 2017, Niedecken embarked on a journey in the footsteps of Bob Dylan on behalf of the TV station ARTE. Crisscrossing the USA, where he spoke with many former companions, photographers, journalists and musicians, who could competently give information about "Bob Dylan`s America" (the working title). His book is about this journey. He writes about cross connections to his own biography and the points of contact with the history of his band BAP, which has now existed for 45 years. Above all, he talks about the great influence Bob Dylan has had and continues to have on his own work as a songwriter. From his road movie-like book, written in a conversational tone, Niedecken reads selected passages and plays the songs in question. One can be curious to see whether the respective stories lead to a Dylan or a BAP song. Sometimes he even switches in the middle of the song, from English to Cologne, because there are his own cover versions of many songs. Pieces like "Songs sinn Dräume", inspired by a sentence in Dylan's autobiography "Chronicles" are also on the set list: "Songs are like dreams you try to make come true. They are like foreign lands that you travel to."