Levon Helm was the drummer and a singer for The Band, a rock group known for its blend of blues and folk in songs like “The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down” and for its work with Bob Dylan. Helm died Thursday at age 71. Here is an excerpt from one of his group’s signature songs, “The Weight.” Continue reading
Andrew W.K., a solo rock act known best for his bombastic 2001 debut album, “I Get Wet,” has earned a reputation as a party-friendly, long-haired headbanger who combines earnest optimism with exuberant piano playing plus some distorted guitar and frequent, frenetic dancing.
On his new solo album “Get Lucky,” the Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter and guitar great Mark Knopfler takes an almost nostalgic look at the people and places he encountered growing up in Britain, painting their portraits through a blend of rock, blues, and folk.