Thursday, April 26, 2012
Fitting Tribute To Levon Helms
Levon Helm was the son of cotton farmers in the Mississippi River delta area of Arkansas, born in Elaine and grew up in Turkey Scratch, just west of Helena, Arkansas. He was almost as much of an Arkansas legend as Johnny Cash. By the time he passed on April 19th he was pretty well known and respected by most in the music world as drummer and frequent lead and backing vocalist for The Band. Check out this fantastic and moving by The Black Keys with fellow legend John Fogerty live at Coachella Weekend 2 on April 20th 2012. The song is of course "The Weight" by The Band.