Helm was the drummer and vocalist for The Band, who first gained prominence working with Bob Dylan in the mid-1960s before breaking out on their own and releasing many of their own iconic Americana songs. In the mid-1970s, he started a solo career, but recorded with The Band up until the late 1990s. Towards the end of his career, he released a series of Grammy-nominated and winning albums. His early work with The Band is situated among my favorite music from the era.
Bob Dylan and The Band - "Yazoo Street Scandal"
The Band - "The Weight"
Levon Helm - "Golden Bird"