Ophelia (Live) — Levon Helm Tribute Week


Ophe­lia”, a Rob­bie Robert­son orig­i­nal, is Ram­ble at the Ryman’s first track. The 2011 live album was recorded by Amer­i­can rock multi-instrumentalist Levon Helm dur­ing his Sep­tem­ber 17, 2008 per­for­mance at Nashville’s Ryman Audi­to­rium. The album fea­tures six songs by The Band and other cover mate­r­ial, includ­ing songs from pre­vi­ous Helm solo releases. Helm’s band is led by multi-instrumentalist Larry Camp­bell and Helm’s daugh­ter, vocal­ist and man­dolin­ist Amy Helm, also known together as The Levon Helm Band. The per­for­mance recorded for the album is a trav­el­ing ver­sion of Helm’s Mid­night Ram­ble, usu­ally held at his home and stu­dio in Wood­stock, New York. The album won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Amer­i­cana Album. Helm pre­vi­ously won this award for his 2009 stu­dio album Elec­tric Dirt. Excerpts from the PBS Spe­cial “Levon Helm Ram­ble At The Ryman” aired nation­wide August 2009.

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