As reported by on the official Levon Helm website…
Levon Helm passed away on April 19, 2012:
May 26, 1940 ~ April 19, 2012
“Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul.”
“When I Go Away” by Levon Helm is the Peace Song of the Day for April 18, 2012.
I love this song, because peace is often ruined by fear, and everyone’s greatest fear is death. This song confronts our greatest fear. “When I Go Away” is a powerful song about the continuity of life, and the strength to deal with the fact that we will be gone someday.
The song is appropriate for today, because on 4/17, Levon Helm’s family has shared the fact that Levon Helm is in his final stages of cancer. I heard this song, and the sad news, on radio station WFUV/NYC.
Worried Occupation Blues is the Peace Song of the Day for Sunday, November 27, 2011. This song is based on the traditional song, Worried Man Blues. Kimberly added new lyrics. Then, Kimberly and Ian sang it on Youtube as a kind of teaching tape. We are hoping that some more polished singers will pick up the idea, and maybe make their own videos. Continue reading Worried Occupation Blues: Peace Song for 11/27/2011→