Monday, February 13, 2012
Levon Helm Wins Third Consecutive Grammy Award
'Best Americana Album' forRamble at the Ryman
February 13, 2012 – Legendary music icon, Levon Helm, won a Grammy for the live recording, Ramble at the Ryman, in the category ‘Best Americana Album’ during yesterday’s presentation of the 54th annual Grammy Awards. This win marks Helm’s second in the Americana category and third Grammy overall.
His previous release Electric Dirt won the Americana inaugural award in 2010 preceded by Dirt Farmer, which won the 2009 Grammy for ‘Best Traditional Folk Album.’
Levon Helm Band guitarist/producer and musical director, Larry Campbell stated, “Levon's 3rd Grammy win is a testament to the timeless value of heartfelt honesty and integrity in music making.”
Ramble at the Ryman was recorded at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium in the fall of 2008 and features the Levon Helm Band and such guests as Buddy Miller, John Hiatt, Sheryl Crow, George Receli, Sam Bush and Billy Bob Thornton capturing the live magic of Helm’s ‘Midnight Rambles’.
Currently recuperating at home following a medical procedure, Helm is doing well and soon plans to resume performing at his beloved weekly Rambles and touring in select cities. Visit www.levonhelm.com for full tour dates.