“This one here might be about war, or it might be about peace,” said Pat Guadagno, introducing Bob Dylan’s “Jokerman,” May 25 at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank.
The occasion was the 19th annual BobFest concert by Guadagno and his Tired Horses band, honoring Dylan’s 76th birthday (which was May 24). And the theme of the show was Dylan’s songs of war and peace. But some songs didn’t fit neatly into one category or another: War songs, after all, can be about making a case for peace, and peace songs can be about showing war in all its horror. How would you classify “Blowin’ in the Wind,” or “With God on Our Side”?