Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Late Night Pick: Robbie Robertson

Former member of The Band, creator of excellent solo work, and soundtrack coordinator for numerous films (including a number of Scorsese films), Robbie Robertson, will be on Tavis Smiley tonight on PBS. Check your local listings for times. I know I have to set my DVR because it's on at 3 AM here in Richmond. Robbie may not play on music on the show but all of you who have seen "The Last Waltz" know he is a great storyteller so the interview should be interesting. He'll probably talk about his new book, "Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World" and the new release from The Band, "Live at the Academy of Music 1971" which captures the complete concerts that supplied the music for their "Rock of Ages" album.