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“Little Steven” Van Zandt’s Underground Garage and Outlaw Country Channels Declare “Robbie Robertson Week” on SiriusXM


Sirius XM Radio announced today that “Little Steven” Van Zandt’s Underground Garage and Outlaw Country channels will feature an extensive interview between two living legends:  founding member of The Band, Robbie Robertson, and E Street Band member/garage rock guru “Little Steven” Van Zandt.

“Robbie Robertson Week” will launch with the first segment of the in-depth interview between Robertson and Van Zandt on Thursday, November 24 at 4:00 pm ET on Little Steven’s Underground Garage, channel 21. The additional interview segments will air throughout the week onUnderground Garage and Outlaw Country, channel 60.

The week-long special will also feature a broadcast of the complete soundtrack to The Last Waltz, the historic farewell concert The Band held onThanksgiving 35 years ago this Thanksgiving Day. The event featured guests Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison,Neil Diamond and many others.

“Robbie has had an amazing influence as a seminal Garage Rock guitar player with The Hawks and Bob Dylan, and as a songwriter with The Band. The Band pretty much invented and certainly popularized the entire Americana genre, changing rock music forever, influencing literally everybody,” said Little Steven. “That kind of music needed a home and it’s why I created Outlaw Country at SiriusXM, which includes three groups of artists; Country legends, Alternative Country artists, and Rock artists with a country influence. The archetype of this last genre was The Band, who, after changing music history, somehow found themselves in the twenty first century without a format. That is the great thing about SiriusXM. It provides the greatest music in history a permanent home.”

Little Steven’s Underground Garage is the channel created and produced by E Street Band member, “Little Steven” Van Zandt. Underground Garage plays the best rock and roll records ever made—new and old. Listeners will hear all sixty years of Rock ‘n’ Roll including the early Rolling Stones, the Ramones, the Byrds and the White Stripes.

Outlaw Country, created and executive produced by E Street Band member “Little Steven” Van Zandt, is home to the freaks, misfits, outcasts, rebels and renegades of country music. Outlaw Country features shows hosted by Mojo Nixon, “Cowboy” Jack Clement, Shooter Jennings,Steve Earle, Johnny Knoxville and Roger Alan Wade, Hillbilly Jim and Elizabeth Cook.

For more a complete “Robbie Robertson Week” schedule, please visit www.siriusxm.com/undergroundgarage or www.siriusxm.com/outlawcountry.