Dirt Farmer

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Dirt Farmer
Studio album by Levon Helm
Released October 30, 2007
Recorded Levon Helm Studio, Woodstock, NY
Genre Folk
Label Vanguard Records
Producer Larry Campbell, Amy Helm
Levon Helm chronology
American Son
(1980)
Dirt Farmer
(2007)
Electric Dirt
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Kevchino (8/10) [2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [3]

Dirt Farmer is an album by American musician Levon Helm, former drummer for The Band. The album was released on October 30, 2007 on Vanguard Records, and was Helm's first studio album since 1982. The album contains covers of songs by Steve Earle and J. B. Lenoir, and features his daughter Amy, as well as fellow ex-Bob Dylan sideman Larry Campbell. It won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album in February 2008.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "False Hearted Lover Blues" (Traditional) – 3:29
  2. "Poor Old Dirt Farmer" (Tracy Schwarz) – 3:52
  3. "The Mountain" (Steve Earle) – 3:35
  4. "Little Birds" (Traditional) – 4:41
  5. "The Girl I Left Behind" (Traditional) – 3:36
  6. "Calvary" (Byron Isaacs) – 4:53
  7. "Anna Lee" (Laurelyn Dossett) – 3:43
  8. "Got Me a Woman" (Paul Kennerley) – 3:11
  9. "A Train Robbery" (Paul Kennerley) – 5:28
  10. "Single Girl, Married Girl" (A. P. Carter) – 3:18
  11. "The Blind Child" (Traditional) – 3:26
  12. "Feelin' Good" (J. B. Lenoir) – 3:31
  13. "Wide River to Cross" (Buddy & Julie Miller) – 4:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Larry Campbell – dulcimer, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, percussion, arranger, background vocals, producer, guitar
  • Georgette Cartwright – creative services coordinator
  • Ahron R. Foster – photography
  • Justin Guip – engineer, mixing
  • Amy Helm – mandolin, percussion, piano, arranger, drums, vocals, background vocals, producer, harmony vocals, mandola
  • Levon Helm – acoustic guitar, mandolin, arranger, drums, vocals, liner notes
  • Byron Isaacs – bass, percussion, background vocals
  • Buddy Miller – harmony vocals
  • Julie Miller – harmony vocals
  • Brian John Mitchell – piano, accordion, background vocals
  • Glenn Patscha – pump organ
  • George Receli – percussion
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Carrie Smith – art direction, design
  • Teresa Williams – background vocals, harmony vocals

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