Amy Helm: 2015
Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers (including Darren Devivo) at WFUV (Photo by Kristen Riffert)
Music has been a large part of Amy Helm’s life. She is the daughter of The Band's legendary Levon Helm and singer and songwriter Libby Titus. Amy Helm's stepfather is Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen. Although she's only just released her first solo album, Didn’t It Rain, Amy has been performing since her teens.
Her powerfully expressive voice has been honed through her work with her father and her time in the roots rock band Ollabelle. With Ollabelle on indefinite hiatus, Helm set her sights on this first solo effort.
Accompanying Helm on Didn’t It Rain is her band, The Handsome Strangers, featuring fellow Ollabelle member Byron Isaacs. They also joined Amy at WFUV’s studios for a session which I had the pleasure of hosting.