Robbie Robertson

"I took music from my heritage. If I wanna make a Robbie Robertson record, I can use

whatever tool of today. If I do it well, this is about people using instruments well. If I use

some modern technologies, and did it sh---y, then it's a contradiction. But if I make it well,

and make the two worlds melt together, its sound is [as] natural as any music I've ever

done in my life. I'm doing what I did on [the Band's] Music from Big Pink. I am

taking musicality from here, from there. I'm doing what I did with Bob Dylan. People said,

when I worked with him, 'You can't mix electric music with folk music.' " -- Robbie

Robertson, on his latest recording projects