Levon Helm
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News // 2 Articles
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//Features

Part 2: From Handsome Furs to Oneida
25 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

Slipped Discs continues with hip-hop royalty, a genre-busting classical quartet, the future of soul music, an Americana demigod and many more. All records that missed our top 60 list last year.

The Best Americana of 2009
15 Dec 2009 // 4:00 PM

This year saw a flood of plaid-shirted indie-roots bands building on the beardy throwbacks who gained country-rock traction in 2008. And while mainstream country music continued its evolution into '80s pop metal, plenty of roots acts turned the other direction with back-to-basics records.

//Reviews

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman
2 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM

This live album provides everything you'd expect, unless you were looking for a surprise.

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt
7 Jul 2009 // 5:00 PM

Overall, as delightful as Helm’s 2007 comeback was, Electric Dirt feels like even more cause for celebration.

//Blogs

Levon Helm: So Real It Makes You Believe
1 May 2012 // 1:00 AM

I can't imagine music without Levon Helm. I can't imagine my world without Levon Helm. Fortunately I'll never have to.

It Needed Doing: Levon Helm's Life in Music
23 Apr 2012 // 1:00 AM

The Band's Levon Helm represented a kind of musician increasingly rare in today's world -- unpretentious, dedicated, and motivated only by love.

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Levon Helm, Drummer and Singer with The Band, Dies at 71
19 Apr 2012 // 11:58 PM

Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs produced during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: “Up on Cripple Creek", “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, etc, But the one that might crystallize his approach to music throughout his life was “The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show,” an ode to the kind of freewheeling gatherings in which the musician thoroughly reveled.

Levon Helm, singer and drummer for The Band, in final stages of cancer
19 Apr 2012 // 3:34 AM

LOS ANGELES — The Band singer and drummer Levon Helm is in the final stages of cancer, according to a note posted on his website Tuesday

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