The Necessity of Human Action Written by Jeff Thomas (CLICK FOR ORIGINAL) In 1987, Levon Helm, a former cotton farmer from Arkansas, sat brooding in his yard, trying to describe why his apparent success had turned to near-bankruptcy: “Well, it’s hard to put your finger on. Show More Summary
Details have just surfaced for a cable series that will spotlight nine music documentaries featuring artists including Levon Helm, Dave Navarro, Jason Becker and Harry Nilsson. AXS TV, which showcases music festivals and other live music events, is launching “Reel...
I think the fair assumption would be that if Neil Young, David Crosby, Rick Danko and Levon helm went into the studio to lay down a song (especially being the on record that followed the laid back Harvest album and his penchant for honey...Show More Summary
During the making of her rootsy solo debut LP, Didn't It Rain — out now — Amy Helm faced the 2012 death of her father, the Band's legendary drummer Levon Helm. She was also enduring the end of her marriage, while welcoming the birth of her second child. Helm, who had been...
Sign as you exit the toll booth from the Thruway. Photos by author. This past Labor Day weekend, I drove up from Western Pennsylvania to Bennington, Vermont, to cover Hemmings Musclepalooza XXII at Lebanon Valley Dragway in West Lebanon, New York. It was a great event and I enjoyed the cars, the people and photographing […]
In the late Eighties, Teresa Williams came to New York City as a young country singer to play a gig at the Bottom Line. The venue supplied her with a pick-up band, and one musician in particular caught her ear: "He was playing pedal steel, and he was doing it...
Her dad was Levon Helm, the renowned drummer for the Band. Mom is singer-songwriter Libby Titus, and her stepfather is Steely Dan's Donald Fagen. Still, when it comes to making music, Amy Helm is very much her own person. "All of my parents, stepparents, their friends and peers [were] really good...
Amy Helm, member of Ollabelle and her father Levon Helm’s band, is releasing her long-awaited debut solo album Didn’t It Rain, this month. Sample some songs and pre-order at Amazon. This comes on the heels of Larry Campbell’s–another Levon Helm collaborator–album with his wife Teresa Williams, which came out last month. Check that out on […]
Levon Helm was born on this day in 1943. Here he is with a partially reformed version of The Band performing "When I Paint My Masterpiece" at the 30th anniversary...
On November 25th, 1976, Thanksgiving Day, San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom was the setting for the end of an era. One that had started seventeen years earlier when Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson aligned as The Hawks, a backing band for rockabilly pioneer Ronnie Hawkins. The concert most famously known [...]
“The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3? sessions represent last musical project with which the late drummer of The Band was involved. Helm personally hand-picked the album’s 13 songs from a five-year period of live Midnight Ramble recordings, 2006-2010 at the Barn, with his longtime band member and musical director, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell. The album features [...]
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Light In The Attic Records recently rereleased Bobby Charles’ self titled record originally released in January of 1972. Bobby Charles may not be a household name but some of the players on this record probably all. Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Dr. John all make appearances but the strength of the [...]
I'm from Woodstock. Yes, that Woodstock. The famous Woodstock -- the most famous small town in the world, some people say. Former home to Bob Dylan. Jimi Hendrix lived there for a summer. Levon Helm lived two miles from my place before his recent passing. Show More Summary
The Steep Canyon Rangers have released a sneak peek video from their upcoming Rounder album, Tell The Ones I Love. It gives a look of the guys at work in Levon Helm’s Studio in February, along with a listen to the title track. Steeps banjo player […]
Happy Hump Day, L.A.! Tonight, events beckon. Celebrate Sailor Jerry with free rum and tattoos, catch an Ola Podrida show, watch a Levon Helm documentary, get your copy of Sleepless in Hollywood signed and learn who reigns supreme between Girls and Golden Girls. Read on for the details. [ more › ]
Ain’t in It for My Health, a documentary of the last years of legendary drummer Levon Helm is the anchor film for this year’s Music Box Summer Film Series June 28 - July 2. [ more › ]
The late Band drummer Levon Helm purchased a 2010 Mercedes Benz Roadtrek RS-Adventurous to enjoy traveling and touring in comfort before he passed away last April. Helm’s family has put the vehicle up for sale to an effort to continue...Show More Summary
He didn’t write many of the songs he made legendary but when he did them they stayed done.You couldn’t imagine them any other way. On this occasion of his birth I submit to you my choice in the top 5 Levon Helm songs he performed over his Band and solo career. I hope you like [...]