Robbie Robertson Goes Nonfiction

Interview + Performance

Friday, April 15, 2011

Musician and songwriter Robbie Robertson Musician and songwriter Robbie Robertson (David Jordan Williams - Williams Studio)

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"

    Music Playlist
  1. Ballad of a Thin Man
    Artist: Bob Dylan
    Album: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall Concert"
    Label: Sony
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. The Weight
    Artist: The Band
    Album: Music from Big Pink
    Label: Capitol
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. When the Night Was Young
    Artist: Robbie Robertson
    Album: How to Become Clairvoyant
    Label: 429 Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  4. Tell Me Momma
    Artist: Bob Dylan
    Album: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall Concert"
    Label: Sony
    Purchase: Amazon
  5. The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down
    Artist: The Band
    Album: The Band
    Label: Capitol
    Purchase: Amazon

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Robbie Robertson

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