God and Country Music: In Memory of Levon Helm

Each week in God and Country Music, Nick Rynerson gives country music a chance and examines the world of Americana, folk, alt-country, and popular country music. This week, rock and roll (and especially the Americana/folk stream) lost one of its greatest voices. The legendary Mark “Levon” Helm finally lost his long battle with throat cancer at the age of 71.Who?Levon Helm was the drummer and key vocalist for the folk-rock powerhouse, The Band, for which he was a constant for three decad … [Read more...]