Dirt Farmer

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Dirt Farmer
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 2007
RecordedLevon Helm Studio, Woodstock, New York
GenreFolk
LabelVanguard Records
ProducerLarry Campbell, Amy Helm
Levon Helm chronology
Levon Helm
(1982)
Dirt Farmer
(2007)
Electric Dirt
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]
Kevchino(8/10) [2]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 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. It was produced by fellow ex-Dylan sideman Larry Campbell and by Helm's daughter, Amy, both of whom also sing and play on the album. 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

References[edit]