Last week we lost one of the true greats; Levon Helm. His unique voice was simply untouchable in terms of power, sweetness, and soul. I can't help but feel he was one of the few remaining links to a better, truer time in music. But based on all the outpouring from younger artists lamenting Levon's passing, I trust the toarch will continue to burn. No one can listen to that voice and not be moved!
Bob Dylan: “In response to Levon’s passing: He was my bosom buddy friend to the end, one of the last true great spirits of my or any other generation. This is just so sad to talk about. I still can remember the first day I met him and the last day I saw him. We go back pretty far and had been through some trials together. I’m going to miss him, as I’m sure a whole lot of others will too.”
Jeff Tweedy: “Levon was the glue, not just in The Band, but in all of what people think of when they think of North American music. He was a great unifier; a great glue. He unified blues and country, rural and city, and even North and South. Luckily he showed us all the way to keep it together and let it swing.”