Levon Helm died today.
My obituary of the drummer (and singer and mandolin player) for The Band, who succumbed to a long fight against cancer that began when he was first diagnosed in 1997, is here.
Below are various clips of the barnstorming Arkansas musician singing and playing over the years, from back in his days with Levon & the Hawks to Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz with The Band to his 2007 album Dirt Farmer and live album Ramble at the Ryman to an appearance at the Solid Sound Festival with Wilco in 2011.
"Up On Cripple Creek," with The Band, from The Last Waltz
"Honky Tonk," Levon & the Hawks, with Richard Manuel on vocals, 1965
"Anna Lee," from Ramble at the Ryman
"Atlantic City," from PBS series The Road 1994.
"Evangeline" and "Down South in New Orleans," with Rick Danko iin Portland Oregon, 1973
"Only Halfway Home," a short film inspired by the 2007 album Dirt Farmer
"The Weight," with Wilco, 2011