Ramble at the Ryman

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Ramble at the Ryman
Album Ramble at the Ryman cover.jpg
Live album by Levon Helm
Released May 17, 2011
Recorded September 17, 2008
Genre Americana, country-rock, roots rock
Length 70:47
Label Vanguard Records
Producer Larry Campbell[1]
Levon Helm chronology
Electric Dirt
(2009)Electric Dirt2009
Ramble at the Ryman

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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ophelia" Robbie Robertson 3:58
2. "Back to Memphis" Chuck Berry 4:54
3. "Fannie Mae" Ronnie Hawkins 3:33
4. "Baby Scratch My Back" Slim Harpo 4:13
5. "Evangeline" Robertson 3:31
6. "No Depression in Heaven" A.P. Carter or James David Vaughan 4:01
7. "Wide River to Cross" Buddy Miller, Julie Miller 4:44
8. "Deep Elem Blues" Traditional 7:12
9. "Anna Lee" Laurelyn Dossett 4:02
10. "Rag Mama Rag" Robertson 4:21
11. "Time Out for the Blues" Dan Hart, Buddy Starcher 2:44
12. "A Train Robbery" Paul Kennerley 5:41
13. "The Shape I’m In" Robertson 4:43
14. "Chest Fever" Robertson 7:03
15. "The Weight" Robertson 6:14


  1. ^ [1]
  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. 
  4. ^ "Best Americana Album". Grammy.com. Retrieved December 9, 2011.