NewsHour’s Art Beat interviewed Levon Helm in February 2009 at his home in Woodstock.
JEFFREY BROWN: And finally tonight, we remember the American musician Levon Helm, who died today of cancer. He was the drummer and singer for the band named, simply, the Band, known for its blend of rock, blues, and folk for songs like the night “They Drove Old Dixie Down” and for its work with Bob Dylan.
In recent years, Levon Helm held regular concerts at his home in Woodstock, New York, called “Midnight Rambles.” And just two months, already ill, he was still performing.
Here, in an excerpt from a signature song, “The Weight.”