Farewell Levon Helm

Sad to hear that the wonderful musician, drummer / singer from ‘The Band’ has died today.  He’s been a great influence on me and countless others – so full of energy as a performer; a beautiful and captivating singer.  My brother in law first introduced me to ‘The Band’ via ‘The Last Waltz’ and I was literally amazed that I hadn’t heard of them before that.  They’ve since become part of my staple musical diet – listening to them is like drinking really good tea: fresh every time, picks you up and yet comforting.  Also worth listening to is his solo album ‘Dirt Farmer’ and his stuff with Bob Dylan & The Band like ‘The Basement Tapes’.

RIP Levon Helm.

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