For this hour-long special, The Band co-founder and songwriter Robbie Robertson sits down with host Mike Etchart for an exclusive, candid, insightful and revealing conversation on the behind-the-scenes history and dynamics of the group, and the inspiration and stories of some of their best known songs, like “The Weight”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and many others that are interspersed throughout the program. Robbie also discusses the original influences of The Band and their music, all the way from their roots in rockabilly with legend Ronnie Hawkins backing band, to their years playing with Bob Dylan, to their own rise to fame as one of the most celebrated and iconic groups of their time, and why their sound continues to influence contemporary groups like The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons.
Before there was “Americana”…….there was The Band.
The Band Radio Special with Robbie Robertson will be available on September 9 at no cost to all stations.
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