Robbie Robertson was the guitarist and main songwriter for The Band, a legendary group of musicians who released a string of critically acclaimed albums from the late ‘60s to the late ‘70s. The Band are also famous for having backed Bob Dylan on his first tour playing electric rock music (as opposed to acoustic folk), and for withstanding the catcalls of many in the audience during the tour. This well-written book covers Robinson's childhood in Canada, where he spend time on the Indian reservation that was home to his Native American mother, through to his experiences touring with Ronnie Hawkins’ popular rockabilly band in the early 1960s. From there the story covers touring and recording with Dylan, the late ‘60s spend in Woodstock working with The Band, and ending with The Band's farewell concert in 1976, captured in Martin Scorsese's classic film "The Last Waltz." Robertson is a natural storyteller, and in "Testimony" he has plenty of exciting rock ‘n’ roll tales to tell.
Widely regarded as The Band's finest album, this self-titled effort from 1969 perfectly presents the group's unique blend of Americana, blues, rock and country, with amazing singing, playing and song writing on every track.