Levon Helm: Dirt Farmer
Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, November 2007
LEVON HELM was the southern heart of that essentially Canadian group The Band, the drummer/singer/mandolinist who gave Robbie Robertson's songs their corn-starch authenticity. Helm it was who showed Robertson the ropes in his home state of Arkansas; Helm whose good-ole-boy yelp of a voice led Band classics as different as 'Up on Cripple Creek' and 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down'.
Total word count of piece: 866