Robbie Robertson, the co-founder and main songwriter of The Band and hell of a great guitar player is busier than he has ever been. The star has recently composed the score for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman which got released on Netflix this Wednesday.
Talking about his busy schedule, Robertson’s sixth solo album was released in September and then he was also featured in the documentary “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band” which was later premiered in the Toronto Film Festival in the same month.
Talking about his initial days, Robbie was known as a guitarist, occasional vocalist and lead songwriter for his band formed with Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, and Richard Manuel.
The Canadian origin star has written many songs for the band since 1968 when the band was formed. Some of his classics include “The Weight”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Up on Cripple Creek”. The Irishman is his latest work for Netflix for which he has done the music.
The Irishman is a story of a man who is trying to relive his entire life and thing where he went wrong. This movie will also have a personal connection with its audience as every other person is doing the same in today’s time.
In the movie, Robbie Robertson said that he was well aware of the story and thought that it will connect with the audience in some or the other way. He said that “When I started working on the film, I realized how much of a strong connection there was. I was making an album at the same time, so all of a sudden the movie becomes part of the album.”
In all the star said that is was a rewarding feeling because sometimes when you work on various projects simultaneously, it becomes difficult to put them in different rooms. So, I decided to open my arms and let it all in.
Taking out some time from his busy schedule, Robbie has recently done many interviews talking about his documentary, Netflix movie and much more.