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The 10 Best Americana Albums of 2009

In 2009, a flood of plaid-shirted indie-roots bands built 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.

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An Open Letter to Tom Cruise: How to Make a Movie Rock

Dear Tom Cruise: We know you are hurting from the failure of Rock of Ages. However, if you learn the lessons from the best rock-themed movies, you can still make a rock film for the ages.

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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.

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The 10 Best Songs by the Band

We lost a true musical treasure last week with the passing of Levon Helm of the Band. As a tribute, here are 10 of his group's best songs.

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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.

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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".

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Various Artists: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

The only thing more exciting than the release of 12 previously unrecorded Hank Williams lyrics is the group of artists recruited to put them together.

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Waltzing with Wilco

As any experienced concert-goer knows, a lively audience can mean the difference between a lackluster event and a memorable night. Sometimes, it’s more important than the band's actual performance.

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Phil Lesh & Friends + The Levon Helm Band

These Friends comprise a band intimately aware of its greatest strengths; a command of the early ‘70s folk, country, and roots aspects of the Grateful Dead catalog as well as the R&B, the rollicking rock 'n' roll, and occasionally, the harder blues.

Chad Berndtson
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Levon Helm: Dirt Farmer

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

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Smooth Talk (1985)

As he inhabits a movie based on a Joyce Carol Oates short story, Arnold is all kinds of metaphor.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Last Waltz (2002)

Scorsese's Last Waltz still spirits a tingle up the spine.

Lesley Smith

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