Please note this item is on backorder and expected to ship in the next 1 to 4 weeks. The Band, more than any other group, put rock and roll back in touch with its roots. With their ageless songs and solid
grasp of musical idioms, the Band reached across the decades, making connections for a generation that was, as an
era of violent cultural schisms wound down, in desperate search of them. They projected a sense of community in the
turbulent late Sixties and early Seventies - a time when the fabric of community in the United States was fraying.
Guitarist Robbie Robertson drew from history in his evocative, cinematic story-songs, and the vocal triumvirate of
bassist Rick Danko, drummer Levon Helm and keyboardist Richard Manuel joined in rustic harmony and traded lines
in rich, conversational exchanges. Multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson provided musical coloration in period styles that
evoked everything from rural carnivals of the early 20th century to rock and roll revues of the Fifties.