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Levon Helm
Ramble at the Ryman

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The things that make Levon Helm a great drummer and performer are hugely evident at this 2008 concert. Sixty-eight at the time of this show, Helm doesn’t let anything slide, doesn’t take one measure of rhythm for granted, never gives one beat less than his full attention. He works the hi-hat from all angles, pops the snare with a holy conviction, and keeps a strong drive going behind numerous horn solos on Chuck Berry’s “Going Back To Memphis.” Tony Leone keeps the strong drumming going when Helm moves to mandolin. On a stage full of excellent musicians—Buddy Miller, Sam Bush, Sheryl Crow, and Larry Campbell, to name a few—Helm inspires the lot. (Vanguard) Robin Tolleson

 

 

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