Terry Reid

Wild Honey Orchestra with Jackson Browne, Carlene Carter and more salute the Band

Wild Honey Orchestra with Jackson Browne, Carlene Carter and more salute the Band

The music concocted half a century ago by the musicians who would ultimately be known as the Band was the result of some rather unusual methodology.

Robbie Robertson, Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Garth Hudson withdrew from the rigors of touring to hole up in rural upstate New York with their pal Bob Dylan, who himself was on retreat after a motorcycle accident. What’s more, they literally went below ground to creatively talk among themselves in the basement of a house nicknamed Big Pink.

There, at a time when songs were getting louder, longer and trippier as the era of psychedelic music unfolded, they connected with something rather earthy and spiritually...

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