Older readers who are serious fans of The Band will likely remember that guitarist (and self-appointed band leader) Robbie Robertson is 1/2 Mohawk, whose mother was from the Six Nations Reserve in Canada. As a solo artist, he became deeply involved in modern Native American music--a tendency that started in baby steps on his first solo albums in the early 1990's and took off with a passion with his being hired to produce the soundtrack for the mini-series The Native Americans, produced by TBS (more about that later, in fact tomorrow!) There are several version of this iconic Band song, this is from their 1970 studio release Stage Fright. Happy listening and welcome to September!
|The Band 1970 (Robertson second from left). Photo Source: unknown|