Ramble at the Ryman

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Ramble at the Ryman
Album Ramble at the Ryman cover.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedMay 17, 2011
RecordedSeptember 17, 2008
GenreAmericana, country-rock, roots rock
LabelVanguard Records
ProducerLarry Campbell[1]
Levon Helm chronology
Electric Dirt
Ramble at the Ryman
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars

Ramble at the Ryman is a 2011 live album recorded by American rock multi-instrumentalist Levon Helm during his September 17, 2008 performance at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The performance kicked off the beginning of the Americana Music Festival & Conference. The album features six songs by The Band and other cover material, including songs from previous Helm solo releases. Helm's band is led by multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell and Helm's daughter, vocalist and mandolinist Amy Helm.[2]

The performance recorded for the album is a traveling version of Helm's Midnight Ramble, usually held at his home and studio in Woodstock, New York.[3]

The album won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album.[4] Helm previously won this award for his 2009 studio album Electric Dirt.

Track listing[edit]

1."Ophelia"Robbie Robertson3:58
2."Back to Memphis"Chuck Berry4:54
3."Fannie Mae"Ronnie Hawkins3:33
4."Baby Scratch My Back"Slim Harpo4:13
6."No Depression in Heaven"A.P. Carter or James David Vaughan4:01
7."Wide River to Cross"Buddy Miller, Julie Miller4:44
8."Deep Elem Blues"Traditional7:12
9."Anna Lee"Laurelyn Dossett4:02
10."Rag Mama Rag"Robertson4:21
11."Time Out for the Blues"Dan Hart, Buddy Starcher2:44
12."A Train Robbery"Paul Kennerley5:41
13."The Shape I’m In"Robertson4:43
14."Chest Fever"Robertson7:03
15."The Weight"Robertson6:14



  1. ^ "Larry Campbell". LarryCampbell.net. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Mark Deming. "Ramble at the Ryman review". AllMusic. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
  3. ^ Dawn LoBue (2006). "Levon Helm Biography". LevonHelm.com. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Best Americana Album". Grammy.com. Retrieved December 9, 2011.
  5. ^ "Levon Helm - Ramble at the Ryman". Discogs. Retrieved July 19, 2018.