Rick Danko

This site is all about Rick Danko, the charismatic bass and acoustic guitar player and one of the three lead singers for the legendary rock group, The Band. Rick's iconic plaintive tenor, his ethereal, one-of-a-kind harmonies and his loping, melodic, percussive bass playing were a large part of The Band's signature sound. Equally integral to The Band's mystique--and to their secure and enviable perch high atop the upper crust of rock and roll--was Rick's magnetic, larger-than-life persona--part innocent country boy, part wandering troubadour, part reluctant rock star.

Rick Danko was about music. He was about melody. He was about harmony. He was about authenticity. He was about vulnerability. Rick was--and always will be--the epitome of unadorned, unaffected, unparalleled cool.

I worked with Rick for many years. He was a dear friend and a major influence who "taught me how to seek the path." This site is part of a promise I made to him a long time ago. I hope you enjoy it.

Please note that all content on this site is copyright-protected. All articles, essays, and other written materials (c) Carol Caffin, unless otherwise noted. Do Not Reproduce.

Rick Danko: the "High Lonesome" Voice of The Band

Hi Everyone,

Though this page has not been really active for some time, we are now closing in on 300,000 PAGE VIEWS—297,892 as of November 15, to be exact!!

That's just amazing. As I've mentioned, this page will be relocated to a better format (in the works), at which time you will still be able to get to it at www://rickdanko.com (which is also the default address for this site).

In the meantime, please check out the Facebook group: www://http://www.facebook.com/groups/rickdanko

A New Site

Hi Everyone,

As you can see, this site has been dormant for some time. Technologies change, and the Blogger format is becoming a dinosaur.

I do have quite a backlog of articles & interviews on Rick and The Band, which will be published eventually, and, though it is going to take a while, I will be migrating this site into a newer, more user-friendly Wordpress platform.

In the meantime, I hope you will visit my site, carolcaffin.com, as well as my Facebook page, facebook.com/caffinwords, for articles and essays on a variety of topics, as well as published work and excerpts from soon-to-be-published work.

Thanks for your support over the years, and for all of your emails and PMs.

with love,

Bless You, Sweet Rick, On Your Birthday Today

Bless you, sweet Rick, on what would have been your 68th birthday. You are always loved, never forgotten, and no matter how many years pass, you'll always be Forever Young.