Many musicians who grow up in the shadow of their famous musician parents desperately try to shake their heritage in favor of setting their own path. Singer-songwriter Amy Helm isn’t one of those people. Instead she continues to pay homage to her father Levon Helm by continuing to pursue authentic musical experiences for herself and the audience. Her third album What the Flood Leaves Behind, is proof positive that Levon’s spirit purveys over an album full of material that is rich in lyrics, superior musicianship, and vocals that are undeniably outstanding. I caught up with Amy to unpack some of these sentiments as we explored her new album. I mentioned as the conversation began that it’s said you have your whole life to make your first album, the rush is on to get your second one made, and by the time you hit the third, it’s all about making a complete album for yourself, in attempt to figure out who you are as a musician or artist.
First Song: 00:14: Verse 23
Interview Begins: 04:14
Extro Song: 26:29: Sweet Mama
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