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Robbie Robertson on Working with Martin Scorsese

on October 28, 2019, 12:33pm

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Legendary co-founder of The Band Robbie Robertson speaks with Kyle Meredith about Sinematic, his first solo album in eight years, and how it ties in with the score to Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. From there, he discusses his long collaborative history with the legendary filmmaker, one that dates back to The Last Waltz and Raging Bull, and how his knack for writing character studies has been appealing to Scorsese.

It’s also the 50th anniversary of The Band’s self-titled sophomore LP. So, naturally, Kyle and Robertson take a trip back to 1969 to discuss what it was like to be part of a musical revolution with Bob Dylan and how he’s retracing all of this history in the new documentary, Once Were Brothers. Robbie also teases a follow up to Testimony, his 2016 autobiography, which will focus on his career after The Band broke up.

Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.

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