Tag Archives: The Band

A Song For Now, Verse 1 – “I Shall Be Released”

“Music is the best medicine.” That line is from “Best Medicine” – a 2014 song by Maya de Vitry when she was with the wonderful acoustic trio known as The Stray Birds. My thought behind this series is to offer … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Bob Dylan

Today – May 24, 2012 – is Bob Dylan’s 71st birthday. Two years ago, in celebration of Bob’s big day, I asked: “What is your favorite Bob Dylan song?”  Many of you posted your answer through the “leave a comment” … Continue reading

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And Now… Levon Helm

The Band was blessed with three lead vocalists – three distinctive, evocative, stunningly expressive lead vocalists: Richard Manuel, Rick Danko and Levon Helm. Richard Manuel – songwriter, keyboard player, occasional drummer – was the lead voice on many memorable tracks including “Tears of Rage” from … Continue reading

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