|Levon Helm with The Band, 1974|
The Midnight Ramble of Levon Helm
wasn't about fashion, nor politics, not really,
his life went beyond.
With flashing sticks and a soul-filled drawl,
his Americana R&R rang with Southern
the American tall tale,
and the underground,
the renegade, the buccanner.
Stories told, history sang
reminding us we have a place
worthy of calling home.
most lines selected by Margaret Bednar from Charles P. Pierce's article, Art Happens 365, May 4, 2012
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I snagged (not a few) lines from this amazing article written by Charles P. Pierce HERE. It is a wonderful article that pays homage to this great performer, Levon Helm, who died of cancer last Thursday at the age of 71. There is a GREAT jamming song "Don't Do It" that is a MUST to play LOUD!! This guy rocked and I will be adding him to my Ipod. Can't believe I had never heard of him. HERE is a website that is Home of the Midnight Rambler.
If it hadn't been for the poetry Challenge at "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - dirt farmer" I would never have been introduced. So, thank you, Marian, for hosting.