Originally released on The Band: A History's Patreon. We sit down and talk with Breanna McCann, the curator and archivist behind the new project The Manuel Archive.
We discuss her love of The Band, and how it started with their song "Acadian Driftwood", her passion for sixties and seventies culture, film and music and what her motivation was for starting The Manuel Archive. Breanna also talks about her interest in Richard Manuel as well as her opinion on his portrayal from writers, critics and his own bandmates.
It was a pleasure to talk about The Band and Richard with Breanna, anytime there is a new project that I come across that is related to The Band it gets me ecstatic. I encourage you all to follow The Manuel Archive on Twitter.
For those interested in the song playing in the intro and outro of the show that is a Richard penned, Band demo entitled "Words and Numbers". Written and demoed sometime in 1967. It was never released on an official Band studio album.
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