Robbie Robertson to Receive Canadian Honor, Appear on ‘Fallon’
Robbie Robertson is set to receive a top honor from the Canadian government on Friday (May 27), as the former member of the Band will be appointed to the Order of Canada. In addition, Robertson will appear on the June 9 edition of 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.'
Robertson, a native of Toronto, will be named to the Order of Canada on Friday morning in Ottawa at a ceremony presided over by Governor General David Johnson. The musician is being honored, in part, for helping to introduce Native American music to a wide audience. The singer-songwriter is of Mohawk heritage on his mother's side.
"A rock music legend, Robbie Robertson is one of Canada’s most inspirational artists," reads a press release form the Governor General's office. "Through a fertile blending of diverse musical styles, he has introduced Native music to a much wider audience. His album 'Music for the Native Americans' helped to showcase the work of other Native artists on the international music scene."
Robertson, who recently released a new disc, 'How To Be Clairvoyant,' will perform on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' on June 9. The album's second single, 'Fear of Falling,' will impact radio next month. The track features guest vocals and guitar work from Eric Clapton, who co-wrote the tune with Robertson, as well as an organ contribution from Steve Winwood.
A limited-edition, signed collector's set of 'How To Be Clairvoyant' is available for pre-order through Robertson's official website.
Watch Robbie Robertson Talk About His New Album, 'How To Be Clairvoyant'