You know, Country & Western!
This ain't your Dad's country music. It's your Granddad's! None of that new Nashville bullshit either. This is where you'll find what I consider the best in Country (Classic and Alt), Folk, and Americana.
The Band - The Night They Drove Dixie Down
I played this on the radio show yesterday and got the goosebumps.
Maybe it’s from my time in Richmond and the fact that I literally lived next door to the confederate graveyard (Jefferson Davis and a cavalcade of others are buried there). I used to say if the South rises again, the undead confederate army was gonna march right across my yard.
Between Doc, Earl, and Levon, it’s been a rough year for roots music. Fortunately, these guys left behind many memorable recordings, one of which we’re sharing here. We posted this a couple weeks ago, but we can’t resist sharing it again. From The Band’s 1994 appearance on Mountain Stage, Levon Helm’s definitive cover of Springsteen’s Atlantic City. Exclusive to the Mountain Stage Tumblr.
The Band - I Shall Be Released
Hope there’s a big reunion show this weekend with Levon, Rick and Richard.
Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey.
Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration… he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage…
We appreciate all the love and support and concern.
From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy
I just read this news about Levon Helm. Very sad. I wish him peace and comfort.
The Band - Long Black Veil
The Band - The Weight. Just feels like that kind of a day.