Monday, October 03, 2011

Robbie Robertson on recording The Basement Tapes

Robbie Robertson is one of my all-time favorite musicians and song writers.

Robertson, 68, played with The Band and Bob Dylan and was praised by Dylan as "the only mathematical guitar genius I’ve ever run into who doesn’t offend my intestinal nervousness with his rearguard sound."

I’ve admired his solo work and only last week discovered he released his fifth solo album, “How to Become Clairvoyant,” in May – his first album in 13 years. He’s a natural born storyteller with a perfect voice for narrative lyrics.

I had the great good fortune to see The Band at the Indiana University Auditorium in the late 1960s and again with Dylan at the I.U. Assembly Hall in the early ‘70s.

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