Robbie Robertson Goes Nonfiction
Interview + Performance
Friday, April 15, 2011
Robbie Robertson wrote some of the greatest rock songs of the late ‘60s and ‘70s. As a member of The Band, he penned classic songs filled with rueful stories and quirky characters. Robertson’s first album in more than a decade, How to Become Clairvoyant, is more memoir than fiction. He talks with Kurt Andersen about how he learned the art of storytelling on the Six Nations reservation.
Bonus Track: Kurt Andersen's full conversation with Robbie Robertson
Bonus Track: Robbie Robertson discusses his favorite The Band song, "Rag Mama Rag"
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