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Take Me To The River

Movie Blog: ‘Take Me To The River’ Review

“Take Me to the River” has a quality many documentaries lack: it gets better as it goes on. At first, director Martin Shore’s love letter to the Memphis music scene feels like it might be one of those making-of documentaries with too much studio footage to be seen outside of fandom. But as its legends of soul and blues sing on screen, a story unfolds that reverberates with incredible vitality. The takeaway? American music wouldn’t be what it is today same without what flowed from the Mississippi Delta.

09/26/2014

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Elton, Mumford Lead Levon Helm GRAMMY Tribute

The GRAMMYs paid tribute to the late Band drummer/singer Levon Helm with a moving all-star tribute. A supergroup, featuring musical director/guitarist and 12-time GRAMMY winner T-Bone Burnett, took to the stage to the instantly recognizable […]

02/10/2013

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GRAMMYs Announce Levon Helm Tribute With Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Zac Brown

The GRAMMYs just announced that The Band’s late drummer/singer Levon Helm will be the subject of a tribute performance at this weekend’s 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.  T-Bone Burnett will be the musical director for the […]

02/06/2013

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