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 [...]
Levon Helm's "The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3" premieres today on Speakeasy.
Enjoy the music.
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
An old Levon Helm tune and more
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 [...]
Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm will open at Cinema Village on Friday, April 19 which is, sadly, the one-year anniversary of the legendary musician's passing. Synopsis:Director Jacob Hatley's intimate documentary finds Mr. Helm at...
RollinStone.com posted this great clip from Ain’t in It for My Health, Jacob Hatley’s documentary on the musical legend. The film will premiere in upstate New York on April 19th, near his famous barn where his rambles are held to this day. The opening will occur exactly one year after his passing, The film [...]Show More Summary
Friday marks the one year anniversary of Levon Helm’s passing. In recognition of all the love that has been shown towards her father, Amy Helm has posted a page of Gratitude on her website that includes photos and videos from the many...Show More Summary
Jacob Hatley's documentary about the late Levon Helm (who died in 2012) is a flinty valedictory to a rough-hewn but cagey and soulful musician. Ain't...
HT faves Widespread Panic concluded a two-night stand at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago last night, where they used part of their encore to pay tribute to Levon Helm and The Band. Panic has been covering Ophelia and The Shape I’m In since 1987 and 1995 respectively. Show More Summary
Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm Dir. Jacob Hatley [Kino Lorber; 2013] by Andrew Eastwick Rating: When it premiered at SXSW in 2010, Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm was a portrait of an ailing but still-vital musician. Show More Summary
On Saturday (April 13), nearly one year to the day after his death, ‘Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm’ will open in Helm’s hometown of Woodstock, N.Y. The documentary has been in the works since 2007, when director Jacob Hatley, who was hired to spend a weekend directing a video [...]Show More Summary