Robbie Robertson’s memoir, Testimony, covers a short but transformative period in the 73-year-old’s life — from birth to 1976. The former guitarist and principal songwriter in The Band, now a successful solo artist and film composer/producer, proves to be a remarkable storyteller. But while its focus is on his development and early climb as a musician, the man who spent his early years on the Six Nations Reserve, just outside Toronto, touches on a few issues that have helped shape his life and some causes that are ongoing to this day, primarily the betterment of life for Indigenous Peoples. He was told from a young age, “Be proud that you’re an Indian, but be careful who you tell,” but today he is telling all in this interview with Samaritanmag.
-- Continue reading Karen Bliss’s insightful interview with this master guitarist, songwriter and pop icon on the SamaritanMag website.