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.