Tuesday, January 29, 2008
THE BAND PLAYED ON
And you thought "alt-country" music was invented by Wilco, or maybe Uncle Tupelo? Ryan Adams? "No Depression" magazine?
Check out this early clip of the Band. These guys played "Americana" way back when everyone else was playing heavy electric psychedelic rock. After backing up Dylan on the 1966 tour, they retired to Woodstock to rediscover their roots in the basement at Big Pink. They must have found a time machine down there.