This preview of Backstage (Basic Folk's bonus episodes) features Amy Helm (who was on BF episode 138, Oct. 2021), the daughter of Levon Helm, legendary drummer and vocalist for The Band. Amy talks about her affinity for hymns: their impact and where they still show up for her today. Check out the full episode by contributing to Basic Folk. Links below!Hear the entire Backstage with Amy Helm: http://basicfolk.com/BackstageContribute and gain Backstage access: http://basicfolk.com/donateAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Help produce Basic Folk by contributing at basicfolk.com/donateAmy Helm grew up surrounded by some of the most influential musicians in American roots music, including her father Levon Helm, legendary drummer and singer for The Band. That also meant that her childhood was a “very colorful” experience where she was raised by a “village of brilliant and talented people who were also wrestling with the grips of addiction.” When she was a kid, she liked kid things, just like a normal kid. Case in point, she attended the fabled 1976 concert, The Last Waltz when she was five years old. Her most prominent memory: all the candy and snacks her and the other kids were given backstage. She also didn't have a great relationship with her dad until she was a young adult. Levon took her on the road to tour with his blues band, The Barn Burners. He thought she was ready and it was trial by fire each night on the road for young Amy. She learned so much from that experience. After that, she and her dad started his much loved Rambles at The Barn in his Woodstock home. Those nights started as a rent party for Levon who had just overcome addiction, survived throat cancer and had just filed for Bankruptcy. They soon grew into a Woodstock institution, featuring artists such as Emmylou Harris, Allen Toussaint, Elvis Costello, Phil Lesh and more. After Levon died, Amy decided to record and release her first solo album at 44. Now, she's on her third album, the excellent and very personal What The Flood Leaves Behind. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Amy Helm, Chris Pierce, Christian Lopez, Erin & The Wildfire, and The Suitcase Junket
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Recorded on July 25th, 2021 in Charleston, WV. This episode features Amy Helm, Chris Pierce, Christian Lopez, Erin & The Wildfire, and The Suitcase Junket. Podcast support provided by Digital Relativity. https://bit.ly/3muaFn4
Episode 172: A sense of place pervades this split show featuring two of the most fascinating and accomplished voices in Americana music. Amy Helm is a veteran singer but a relatively new solo recording artist having released her third LP 'What The Flood Leaves Behind.' We talk about the aura and sound of her late father Levon Helm's Barn and how she keeps discovering new things there. Rachel Baiman came to Nashville from Chicago for college and made a name as a fiddler in the duo 10 String Symphony. Her solo albums are crystalizing a new indie roots sound with great songwriting. We talk at her home, a charming cabin thrust over the Cumberland River in Madison TN. Her new album is 'Cycles.'
In this episode of Plus One, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Amy Helm joins Kraz to talk about her extraordinary life of music. You’ll hear Amy explain the writing and production processes behind her upcoming album What The Flood Leaves Behind, and how the legendary barn that her father built brings out the most genuine expression from the musicians who play within its walls. You’ll also hear Amy detail Levon Helm’s process for building the barn, discuss working with T Bone Burnett and how he helped her band Ollabelle grapple with immediate success, and her one of a kind story about seeing Joni Mitchell at The Last Waltz. Amy Helm is a singer-songwriter best known for her work with Ollabelle, the New York City-based folk group. She is also the daughter of Levon Helm, one of the greatest American musicians of all time and a founding member of The Band. She has won multiple Grammys as a performer and a producer, and her impressive discography and musical resume are testaments to her intense dedication towards her craft. Amy’s upcoming album, What The Flood Leaves Behind can be pre-saved here, and is available on June 18. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.Visit gradyscoldbrew.com and use code PlusOne20 for 20% off your orderVisit sunsetlakecbd.com and use code PLUSONE for 20% off your orderTo learn more about unique music workshops you can join this summer with Music Masters Collective, visit www.musicmasterscollective.org/plusone See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, we place a call into Woodstock, NY, where we speak to a respected singer, songwriter, sometimes drummer and beloved daughter of Levon Helm of The Band: Amy Helm. Growing up in the home of two working performers (her mother is singer Libby Titus, who wrote songs covered by Bonnie Raitt and Linda Ronstadt) wasn’t always the easiest for the introspective Helm, but it gave her a fertile proving ground to begin her exploration in creating her own soaring songs in the folk, blues and soul traditions. She waited until she was forty-four to release her acclaimed first solo record Didn’t It Rain, with her father lending his signature earthy drums on several tracks – and this year, she teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and producer Josh Kaufman (Taylor Swift, Bonny Light Horseman) to create What The Flood Leaves Behind, her most emotive and lushly-realized project yet. With her dogs often joining the conversation from her upstate home, Amy dives into her early years trying her hand at singing in New York City cafes, having folks walk out of her folk fest shows because her band was too loud, founding the band Ollabelle, joining her stepdad Donald Fagen’s group Steely Dan onstage, backing up legends like Stax soul artist William Bell and finally reconnecting with her dad in her mid-thirties as he began his late life renaissance, hosting his epic Americana throwdowns called “The Midnight Rambles.” It was being a member of that crack “ramble band” that gave Amy the final push to pursue her own lead voice. While Levon famously struggled with heroine addiction and the foibles of post-Bob Dylan and The Band fame fallout, it was when he got clean and took Amy under his wing that both of their stars began to rise again. You can hear Amy singing on his gorgeous return in 2017’s Dirt Farmer. Becoming more ambitious, Amy laid down her upbeat rock-n-soul-tinged second album with producer Joe Henry in LA with notable players like Doyle Bramhall II, Tyler Chester, and a vocal choir of Allison Russell, JT Nero (Birds of Chicago) and Adam Minkoff. This Too Shall Light was released in 2018 on Yep Roc Records and Amy began to be recognized as one of the most powerful singers touring the Americana circuit. Her newest record was recorded at her spiritual home, Levon Helm Studios, where each ramble still takes place on the weekends. During the pandemic, Helm had a unique idea to keep her creative muscles strong, even when live music gatherings were not technically allowed in public. She began setting up “curbside concerts” for her friends and any curious fans who missed her songs, touring around Woodstock with her guitar, bringing a little joy to her shut-in listeners during New York’s darkest hours. Stick around to the end of the episode to hear her introduce the spiritual opening track of What The Flood Leaves Behind, “Verse 23.”Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-show-on-the-road-with-z-lupetin1106/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
This week, Woodstock, NY singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and American musical legacy Amy Helm recorded live at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Also, interviews with this descendant of American music royalty.“Amy Helm is an American singer-songwriter and daughter of The Band drummer Levon Helm and singer Libby Titus. She is a past member of the Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band and Ollabelle, as well as her own touring band. Born in Woodstock, New York, Amy spent her childhood between Woodstock, Los Angeles, and New York City. She attended Trinity High School where she studied jazz with Dr. Aaron Bell, while singing in bands, and playing in New York City clubs and bars. A lifelong musician and music-lover, Helm’s parents guided her training and influences. She later became a founding member of the alt-country collective Ollabelle and served as a backing musician in her father's Midnight Ramble Band.”http://www.amyhelm.com/home#about-amyIn this week’s “From the Vault” segment, musician, educator, and country music legacy Mark Jones offers a 1975 archival recording of Ozark originals The Simmons Family and also Pam Setser performing the traditional song “Bright Morning Stars are Rising.”