Justin Townes Earle + Levon Helm = C-O-O-L


January 27th, 2010 by Rami

Check out this piece wherein Justin recounts playing with the Band's Levon Helm. That's right LEVON f****** HELM!

Here's a snippet:

Q: "You just played at one of Levon Helm's "Midnight Rambles" at his home in Woodstock, New York. What was it like playing with such a legend of contemporary Southern music? "

A: "I got to sit in Levon Helms parlor and watch football with him before the show, and I got to sing the first verse of "The Weight" with him playing drums. It was one of those nights I will absolutely never forget -- definitely the highlight of my career by far. I'm such a Band dork that it was like no one else in that room mattered but Levon Helm. I could have touched him with my elbow while watching him play drums, he was so close to me. It was just one of the coolest things ever."

Read the whole sheband HERE.