Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Robbie Robertson Honored By Land of Snow

It was announced today that Robbie Robertson is to be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame. With Robertson's induction, for the first time, the Hall will be honoring the entire body of work of a songwriter rather than just a single original song.

In other news, Garth Hudson, Rick Danko, and Richard Manuel were not inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

As much as we like to side with Levon in the infamous great divide between he and Robbie, I'm going to overlook that for just one day and admit that he did write some amazing songs. To commemorate the occasion, I'll offer up the studio version of The Band's 'Acadian Driftwood', a song penned by Robbie which was recorded and released by The Band in 1975.


Anonymous said...

When it comes to song writin there really is no argument. Without rr, The Band is The Cover Band.

As tough as it is to accept rr walkin away from the band, he was right when he said the road will kill ya.

WeightStaff said...

"It's not like it used to be..."
--R. Robertson The Last Waltz

WeightStaff said...

"It's a goddamn impossible way of life" --R. Robertson, The Last Waltz