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 to pay off the legendary performer's debts. Here's more info on the vehicle and what it will take to get it... This was a very special vehicle to Levon and he used it to enjoy traveling and touring in comfort. [...]
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Jimmy Vivino's connection with the Band runs deep, and it continues right through to his upcoming release 13 Live, which was recorded at Levon Helm's rustic concert space. Vivino made a series of appearances with Helm over his last years, a dream come true for a musician whose life was in many ways shaped by their songs. Since the three-time [...]
Here are a couple of recent films I plan on seeing soon: Shot over the last couple of years of his life in and around his home in Woodstock, NY, Ain't In It For My Health tells the story of The Band's Levon Helm. Official website here . Official Facebook here . Shirley Clarke's Portrait of Jason tells the story of a [...]
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 home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot over the course of two-plus years, ...[the film] shows Helm dealing with the burdens of renewed celebrity, continuing financial obligation and returning health problems. The man known worldwide for his soulful voice, as well as his singular and [...]
As we've been mentioning , the Levon Helm documentary Ain't In It For My Health put together by filmmaker Jacob Hatley goes into wider release this month will runs at Cinema Village in NYC and a premiere party at Levon Helm Studios. Today, the trailer for the film dropped. Hatley had unprecedented access to Helm for a two-year period. Here's the trailer...
Steve Earle performs "The Weight" with Amy Helm (left) and Eleanor Whitmore, and The Midnight Ramble Band. The final official night of all the South by Southwest (SXSW) lunacy in Austin sparkled with stars that seemingly tumbled in from nowhere. All at once, and roughly about the same time, the city erupted in performances by Justin Timberlake, Prince, the Smashing Pumpkins, A Tribe Called Quest, Vampire Weekend and John Fogerty. The music part of this festival is so varied and broad, one can pick and choose the acts one wants to see and assemble [...]
Best of February 2013: Readers pick Henry McCullough, Justin Hayward, Levon Helm, Steven Wilson, Robben Ford
As previously reported , Marco Benevento will be a special guest of the Midnight Ramble Band on March 2nd at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York. Marco's old Duo band mate, and a regular at recent Rambles, Furthur drummer Joe Russo will also guest at the March 2nd Midnight Ramble. [Photo by Jeremy Gordon ] Tickets, which run from $45 – $55, are available now through LevonHelm.com.
SXSW Music has just announced a special Levon Helm Tribute and Benefit that will be held at Austin's Auditorium Shores on Saturday, March 16th. This "all-day concert" will feature the Midnight Ramble Band (formerly known as the Levon Helm Band) fronted by Amy Helm with "special guests." All proceeds will go towards Keep It Goin', a program designed to save and preserve Levon Helm Studios and the Midnight Ramble programming. [Photo by Jeremy Gordon ] In addition to the Midnight Ramble [...]
The Feud That Just Won’t End: Did Levon Helm’s Wife Keep Robbie Robertson From Participating In Grammys Tribute?
As crazy as it sounds, I held out hope that Robbie Robertson would honor his former band mate Levon Helm at The Grammys last Sunday. You're probably familiar with the story that Robertson visited his ex-best friend last April while he was on his deathbed. Robbie didn't attend the funeral and according to Don Imus, a close friend of Levon's, Helm still held a grudge even after Robertson's visit. Yet I figured The Grammy tribute would be the perfect time for the guitarist to let bygones be bygones and honor Levon. Sadly, that didn't happened and [...]
Singer/songwriter Chris Harford will bring his Band of Changes project to the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on March 8th. Backing Harford will be frequent collaborators Mickey "Dean Ween" Melchiondo on guitar, Joe Russo on drums and Matt Kohut on bass. Tickets are available now for $10. List Time: 11 Best Songs by Ben Harper...And Someone Else Radiohead to head into to studio to record their next album at the end of the summer Cover Alert: [...]
Artist: The Strokes Title: All The Time File Name: SoundCloud Year: 2013
A noite da diversidade nos prêmios e nos shows. O Grammy Awards , em sua 55ª edição, procurou agradar todos estilos, mas ao contrário do ano passado em que trouxe um elenco de peso que contava do Paul McCartney , Bruce Springstee n, Beach Boys e tantos outros, a festa preferiu mostra que não só de medalhões se faz a música. Com nomes que buscam refrescar o cenário como Frank Ocean , Mumford & Sons , fun. , e Black Keys , a festa até pode ser um teste de resistência [...]
Video: Mavis Staples, Mumford & Sons, Brittany Howard, Elton John, T-Bone Burnett and Zac Brown – The Weight
After the "who we lost" montage at last night's Grammys detailing the many legendary musicians and music industry vets who passed away over the last 12 months, Mavis Staples, Mumford and Sons, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Elton John, T-Bone Burnett and Zac Brown paid tribute to the last person listed in the montage, The Band drummer Levon Helm , by performing The Weight. Elton introduced the tune and dedicated The Weight not only to the musicians we lost but also to the Sandy Hook school victims [...]
The 2013 Grammy Awards promises performances by Jack White, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, and Miguel, as well as a tribute for Levon Helm featuring Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard Elton John, Mumford & Sons, and Mavis Staples. You can replay video of the performances as they appear below. Justin Timberlake performed his new single "Suit & Tie" with Jay-Z and debuted "Pusher Love Girl" from his upcoming album, The 20/20 Experience Miguel sang "Adorn" alongside Wiz Khalifa [...]
Filed under: Concerts and Tours , News , Awards AP Photo, Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) - Elton John and Mumford & Sons will hit the Grammys stage to pay tribute to Levon Helm . The Recording Academy announced Thursday that T Bone Burnett , Mavis Staples , Zac Brown and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes will also perform "The Weight" at Sunday's [...]
The Grammys take place this Sunday night and as part of the ceremony, a number of musicians will pay tribute to the late Levon Helm . According to the AP , both Elton John and Mumford and Sons will take the Staples Center stage in Los Angeles on Sunday to perform a tribute to Helm. [Photo by Parker Harrington] In addition, T. Bone Burnett, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes will pair up to perform The Band classic The Weight [...]
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