October 29, 2007

levon helm - dirt farmer

after losing his voice to throat cancer & his recording studio (the barn) to a fire, levon helm returns with his first solo studio album in 25 years, restored...dirt farmer, which comes out tomorrow, is pretty much what you'd expect it to be; rustic back porch roots rock from one of the greatest voices in american music...paste magazine's andy whitman did a nice write up on the album & basically summed up exactly how i felt when listening to it for the first time, that levon helm is "a national treasure, & we should sing his praises while we’ve still got him."

download: levon helm - false hearted lover blues
download: levon helm - feelin' good

related: speaking of paste magazine, for the next two weeks they're taking a cue from radiohead & offering one year subscriptions for whatever you choose to pay.

previously: "starring levon helm"

1 comment:

Nat said...

this is beautiful music