April 20, 2012

Levon Helm

Levon Helm has always been the type of musician I strived to be.  Musically and performance-wise, it simply does not get better than Levon.  A timeless tone, a seemingly inseparable connection to his instrument, and someone who you could clearly tell loved every single moment of every song he played for you.  If you don’t believe me, watch any amount of the clip below:

I wouldn’t pretend to say I knew Levon through his music, but I can say that he made me feel like I knew him through every song he ever sung.  This is a connection that, as a musician and a performer, I still don’t fully understand how Levon created.  Believe me, if I could, I’m sure I would be able to sell more CDs.

But, I am so glad that I have musicians like Levon in my musical life who can and will continue to have that connection with listeners.

Thank you, Levon.  For every beat, every note, and everything in between.