Levon Helm Working on Follow-Up to Dirt Farmer Album

Levon Helm is working on a follow-up to his 2007 Grammy-winning album, Dirt Farmer, according to a representative from Vanguard Records. He’s currently in the studio with producer Larry Campbell. The working title is Dirt Farmer II, but it is not the final name of the record. The project is expected to be released in May or June 2009. Although he is best known as the drummer and singer for The Band, Helm also had a role as Loretta Lynn’s father, Ted Webb, in the 1980 film, Coal Miner’s Daughter.