If “Americana” has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for their epochal debut album, ‘Music From Big Pink’.
The Band. Such a simple name for such a legendary outfit, but also a completely apt piece of definitive musical description; its terseness only serves to draw you in.
From being booed with Dylan to changing the course of music, The Band’s Robbie Robertson recalls a unique “circle of creativity”.
Bob Dylan and The Band played some of the most controversial music in history, then laid the groundwork for Americana, leaving an insurmountable legacy.
The legendary musician will receive the award at the annual ceremony on 9 May in Toronto.
The album draws from the American roots music panoply of country, blues, R&B, gospel, soul, and rockabilly and has been widely acclaimed.