Words: JR Hevron “You are all in for an insanely special show,” says event organizer Noah Chernin of Monday’s Levon Helm tribute at Brooklyn Bowl: “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Levon Helm” In...Show More Summary
The finale of today’s main stage action at Mountain Jam in Hunter, New York found Gov’t Mule collaborating with the Levon Helm Band on seven songs made famous by the late drummer from his days with The Band. Levon band members LarryShow More Summary
The Grim Reaper is gaining speed as he picks off the makers of the music that so impressed us in our impressionable years. In recent weeks Levon Helm of The Band and Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees have passed...
Levon Helm’s was taken to us too soon, and he didn’t write many songs on his own, but every song he performed he distinguished as his own. On this anniversary of what would have been his 73rd birthday here are some well-known and lesser known songs he left his imprint on. RIP brother Levon. The [...]
Two years ago Warren Haynes’ Mountain Jam festival hosted a birthday celebration in honor of Levon Helm turning 70. Helm, who passed away last month, lived near Hunter Mountain where the fest takes place, so it was a fitting site for what was a star-studded set. Show More Summary
The second annual Hug Your Farmer benefit took place at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont on Friday night. This year’s concert was billed as a tribute to Levon Helm. The evening’s house band was made up of local scene fixtures...Show More Summary
Shortly after Levon Helm passed away on April 19, it became clear his home/studio would host more music. The first concert at The Band drummer’s home/studio in Woodstock, New York since he left us will take place on May 26th – the day the legendary musician would’ve turned 72. Show More Summary
IN TRIBUTE TO LEVON HELM: MAY 1940- April 2012 Levon Helm Band Life is Good Music Festival in Canton, MA: September 2011 Post by Suzanne D. McMahon (Suzanne Davis Photography) I feel so incredibly lucky that I had the opportunity to photograph Levon Helm at the Life is Good music festival last year. It was [...]
One of my favorite songs from The Band is “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and Lisa Hannigan’s rendition in tribute to Levon Helm more than does the song justice. I’m not sure where Lisa found her band mates, but they have serious talent. This is the stuff that makes goosebumps. Tweet
It was just shy of a month ago that we lost Levon Helm, a true legend of rock and roll. The outpouring from the music community was immediate and immense. Here are but a few of the musical tributes (see below for the playlist details). Levon, you will be missed. Simone Felice performs “Radio Song” [...]
Ever since word spread that Grateful Dead / Furthur bassist Phil Lesh planned to open his own venue, Lesh has made it clear that his vision was inspired by Levon Helm and the Midnight Ramble events The Band drummer threw at his home/studio in Woodstock. Show More Summary
Last February Higher Ground hosted an event called Hug Your Farmer which was a benefit for an organic vegetable farm in Craftsbury, Vermont that featured Phish members Jon Fishman and Page McConnell along with a slew of Vermont-based – or one-time Vermont-based – musicians. Show More Summary
This past Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Warren Haynes Band took over a set that was originally supposed to feature the Levon Helm Band. Warren paid tribute to the late The Band drummer by closing his guest-laden set with a cover of The Weight. Show More Summary
Levon Helm lost his long battle with cancer on April 19, and his life and legacy will be celebrated at a couple of upcoming events, starting with a show by The Band tribute band The The Band Band at...
Today, we got to hear “Toast To Freedom,” one of the last songs Levon Helm recorded. And now here’s a video of Bruce Springsteen at last night’s Newark show, singing one of the songs Helm made famous, just like Bon Iver and the Black Keys have done in recent weeks. Springsteen started off last night’s [...]
On Monday, June 4, Joe Russo, Dave Dreiwitz, Scott Metzger and Marco Benevento will lead a tribute to Levon Helm called The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down at Brooklyn Bowl. The four-some, who make up Led Zeppelin tribute act BustleShow More Summary
Bruce BROOOOOOCE Springsteen played Newark's Prudential Center last night to end the first leg of his 2012 world tour, and he went out on a particularly high note: at the start of the encore, Springsteen took a sign from a fan asking for something to be played in tribute to the recently deceased Levon Helm. Show More Summary
All-star collaboration serves as one of his final recordings.
The Boss honored the fallen Helm at his Newark, New Jersey show last night.
Last month, we lost Levon Helm. But one of the last recordings that the legendary Band drummer made before he died is now out in the world. Helm played drums on an all-star Amnesty International benefit song called “Toast For Freedom,” which was recorded at Helm’s own studios in Woodstock, NY. The song also features [...]