Levon Helm Ramble attracts Hiatt, McClinton, Crow
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Levon Helm Ramble attracts Hiatt, McClinton, Crow

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 – John Hiatt and Delbert McClinton are the latest artists who will join the stage with Levon Helm on Wednesday at Ryman Auditorium in the kickoff of the Americana Music Association annual conference. Hiatt and McClinton will join Sam Bush, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Miller and Billy Bob Thornton as special guests of Helm, the two-time Grammy and Americana Lifetime Achievement in Performance honoree.

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CD review - Ramble at the Ryman Time can be a funny thing. Where the passage of decades has made Bob Dylan's voice nearly unintelligible, the years have sanded some of the grit off of Levon Helm's legendary pipes. Yes, we're aware Mr. Helm has had medical issues with his throat, and don't wish to make light of his situation, but those elements have rendered his voice more smooth and supple whereas the best known versions of his songs had a little more grit at their core. That doesn't mean you ...
CD review - Electric Dirt Even when he was a young man, before the years and the ailments, Levon Helm's vocals sounded like they were from a bygone era. It was a voice to make you believe that medicine shows still traveled the earth. That wonderful, weathered instrument is the rustic heart of this new record, just as Helm's ageless drumming is its heartbeat. And despite a title that suggests a more modern program than 2007's "Dirt Farmer," the songs, like their vessel, are mostly from another time. ...
CD review - Dirt Farmer Levon Helm's music has always been firmly rooted in early American music well past the Carters and Stanleys. This embraces this heritage in its selections of traditional and contemporary Americana. As its title implies, "Dirt Farmer" is earthy with a raw and vital energy. It is Helm's valentine to life and the music that continues to sustain him. Helm explains in the liner notes his interest in revisiting some traditional songs he grew up playing, including "Little ...


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