Baker's Dozen

Artists discuss the 13 records that shaped their lives

12. The BandThe Band

I don’t know how these Canadians made such a quintessential American record but they did. I’m gonna chalk it up to Levon Helm, a true god among men. I think Robbie Robertson is the only non-family member who can visit Leonard Peltier in prison, which is pretty crazy. I don’t know if it makes up for him claiming most of The Band’s royalties, but still.

Selected in other Baker’s Dozens: John Robins, Marry Waterson, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Marianne Faithfull
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