All good things flow from Levon Helm (including the Black Crowes!).

I have always been a huge Levon Helm fan. Anyone who thinks that The Band was about Robbie Robertson need only watch The Last Waltz to see and hear where the real soul was coming from. In recent years Mr. Helm has overcome throat cancer and recorded two of the best records of the last decade – check them out here and here.

Also recently, The Black Crowes recorded a live set of new material at Helm’s farmhouse/studio/concert venue in upstate NY, and it’s the best music they’ve made since their masterpiece The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.

So much inspiring music. Rock and roll has no age limitations.