“Legend” is a term that often gets thrown around in an alarmingly casual manner. If anyone deserves that title, though, it’s Levon Helm. As a drummer, he first backed Bob Dylan and then anchored the Band through several of the musical peaks of the ’60s and ’70s. And as a singer, in the Band and later, he’s simply one of a kind. The man’s voice alone, weathered and craggy even in his youth, ought to be declared some kind of national treasure.
So you can imagine how pleased the Music Mix is to be the only place where you can stream Helm’s new solo album Electric Dirt, in full, for free, starting today. What are you waiting for? Cue it up below; catch up on Helm’s recent activities by reading a profile that EW’s Clark Collis penned in 2007; then let us know what you think of this master’s latest work.
JUNE 30 UPDATE: Our free stream has ended. Electric Dirt is available for purchase in stores and online as of today.
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