The Band: A History

The Band: A History

Exploring the history of Canadian-American roots rock group, The Band. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebandpodcast/support... Show More

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January 19, 2020 64 min

In 1993 Rick Danko told The News-Star: "I think we shipped a million copies of that second album and that changed a lot of people’s lives — in particular, the Band’s. After that, we were only getting together once a year, for a couple of months, to record. It was like we were too decadent to play.” 1970 was a hard year, but it wouldn't get any easier in 1971. Having struggled through "Stage Fright" and taking on the... Read more

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November 25, 2019 61 min

The Band: A History sits down with "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band" filmmaker Daniel Roher to discuss the making of his documentary on Robbie Robertson. We discuss Roher's career in the Canadian documentary world, elevating his craft, the luck of landing "Once Were Brothers" and all that went into making the film, from star-studded interviews, Robbie and Levon's feud, Garth's exclusion... Read more

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November 3, 2019 61 min

Rick Danko stated once: “Those first royalty checks we got almost killed some of us”. By 1970, The Band was starting to reap the rewards of their first two albums. Remember it has only been two years since the release of “Music From Big Pink”. It may feel like an elongated period of time, but The Band was a workhorse powering through producing an album yearly, while also staying busy on other projects. They were now receiving mill... Read more

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September 8, 2019 47 min

The Band's follow-up self-titled album "The Band" was a success and bigger than their first effort. You'd think they'd slow down and smell the roses, but they didn't. The Band never followed the same path as everyone else and continued to dive deep into recording. Often times as individuals rather than a group, each member spent serious time in 1969 and 1970 working on their friends projects including work f... Read more

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September 6, 2019 15 min

We review the new Robbie Robertson documentary "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band" that just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival directed by Daniel Roher and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Brian Glazer. Please Consider Following Us: Instagram: @TheBandPodcast Twitter: @TheBandPodcast Facebook: /TheBandPodcast The Band: A History is part of Pantheon Podcasts. L... Read more

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August 4, 2019 68 min

While The Band had critical success on their first studio effort 1968's "Music From Big Pink" they didn't waste anytime before getting back into the studio to make their follow up. The Band was now respected in their own right apart from Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan. They had the support of a growing fanbase, critics and most importantly musicians like George Harrison and Eric Clapton. However, while The Band were e... Read more

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June 11, 2019 36 min

The mythical proportion that has graced "Music From Big Pink" has been there since the beginning. By the late sixties, everyone was buzzing about what Dylan and The Band were doing in upstate New York.  "Music From Pink" quaked the music world, it’s profound impact changed the perspective of the largest artists of the day. George Harrison was obsessed, Eric Clapton famously quit Cream and wanted to join The Band. . ... Read more

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May 5, 2019 26 min

This week we dive deeper into the legendary roots-rock group, The Band as they move up to join Bob Dylan after he recovers from his motorcycle accident. Excited to send some time off the road they took the opportunity to write and record some music. They started to rent the famous clubhouse they called "Big Pink". The Basement Tapes became the legacy of over a year of creating and making music in the basement of Big Pink.  ... Read more

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April 7, 2019 39 min

This week we dive deeper into the legendary roots-rock group, The Band as they join Dylan. Detailing the years between 1964 through 1966 we take a look at the group as they get to see the world. Private jets, A-list celebrities, turmoil and more. The Hawks got to experience the very best of music and the very worst. From seeing how a master like Bob Dylan writes and performs to having crowds of thousands hate your guts. This episod... Read more

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March 10, 2019 28 min

This week we dive deeper into the legendary roots-rock group, The Band after they left Ronnie Hawkins. Detailing the years between 1964 into 1965 we take a look at a group of young musicians who were experimenting with their sound. From their relentless touring across Eastern Canada in through the Southern states of the United States of America we are exposed to a very interesting period of time in The Band's history. Session w... Read more

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February 8, 2019 20 min

Welcome to The Band: A History.  Ronnie "The Hawk" Hawkins recounts the legendary singer from Arkansas role on music history, specifically rockabilly and his role in developing the sound in Canada through Canadian musicians. Moreover, the episode looks at how Hawkins put together a group of musicians that later went on to become the legendary roots-rock group, The Band.  Please Consider Following Us: Instagram: @TheBan... Read more

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