New album coming from Robbie Robertson

Robbie Robertson - Photo by David Jordan Williams

Robbie Robertson, former guitarist and songwriter for The Band, will release his first solo record in more than a decade this spring.  On April 5, 2011, 429 Records will release How To Become Clairvoyant, Robertson’s fifth solo album.  Guests include Eric Clapton (who co-wrote three tracks with Robertson), Tom Morello and Robert Randolph, Steve Winwood, Trent Reznor and vocalists Angela McCluskey, Rocco Deluca, Dana Glover and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes.  Bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Ian Thomas lay down the groove throughout.

On his last two albums, Music for The Native Americans (1994) and Contact from the Underworld of Redboy (1998), Robertson explored his ancestry.  Now, with How To Become Clairvoyant, he takes on his rock heritage, delivering his first-ever song about leaving The Band, the evocative “This Is Where I Get Off.”  You can preview “When The Night Was Young” off the new album by clicking here.

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