Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers, Aug. 10 

Alive after five

In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, musician Amy Helm (Ollabelle, Midnight Ramble Band) explained how "life changes"—including the 2012 death of her father, Band drummer/rock icon Levon Helm—affected recording Didn't It Rain (Ent. One Music, 2015), her first album under her own name.

"I was facing the end of my marriage and delivered my second baby boy, and everything just shifted all at once. When that happens ... you have to reach deep down and let yourself get very vulnerable."

Didn't It Rain was executive produced by her father and Helm told RS he had wanted her to record a solo album for a long time.

"I think he was really excited to watch me take what I had learned and the musical musculature I had developed ... and try it in new waters," she said. "He had that vision for me before I had it for myself."

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