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Monday, January 25 2010

Part 2: From Handsome Furs to Oneida

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.


Tuesday, December 15 2009

The Best Americana of 2009

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

Thursday, June 2 2011

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

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


Tuesday, July 7 2009

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

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


Tuesday, October 30 2007

Levon Helm: Dirt Farmer

Helm makes a strong personal statement on this solo album, but he remembers how to work within a band.


Blogs

Tuesday, May 1 2012

Levon Helm: So Real It Makes You Believe

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


Monday, April 23 2012

It Needed Doing: Levon Helm's Life in Music

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


Sunday, April 22 2012

The Black Keys and John Fogerty Pay Tribute to the Band at Coachella

Following the passing of Levon Helm last week, the Keys and Fogerty join forces to pay him tribute via a smokin' cover of Band classic "The Weight".


News

Thursday, April 19 2012

Levon Helm, Drummer and Singer with The Band, Dies at 71

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.


Thursday, April 19 2012

Levon Helm, singer and drummer for The Band, in final stages of cancer

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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