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Robbie Robertson Recalls Life In The Hawks, The Band

Testimony
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Testimony

Robbie Robertson’s memoir of the frenetic, fruitful early years of his music career, Testimony, is now out in paperback from Three Rivers Press. It covers in stark detail Robertson’s upbringing on a reservation, his time backing Ronnie Hawkins in the Hawks, and the monumental music he made with Bob Dylan and The Band. And for people in our region who have made the requisite pilgrimage to Big Pink in Saugerties, it’s a treat to read about the impact the Catskills had on The Band and vice versa.

Robertson is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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