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Sep.21.2018

  • Copper Magazine ran a pretty good two-part "history of The Band" in their November and December 2017 issues:

Sep.16.2018

Sep.08.2018

  • More photos downloaded from social media the last two months.

Sep.03.2018

Aug.27.2018

  • Audience video of Garth and Sister Maud Hudson, live at the Huichica Music Festival, August 24th, 2018, at Chaseholm Farms, Pine Plains, NY. Earlier the same evening, Garth had guested on Mercury Rev's multi-media performance. Garth and Maud played a set of songs by The Band, that included "The Weight", "The Genetic Method", "I Shall Be Released", and "It Makes No Difference".

Aug.15.2018

  • Garth Hudson and Sister Maud Hudson will be performing at the Huichica Music Festival in Pine Plains, NY, on Friday, August 24.

Aug.03.2018

Aug.02.2018

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    It's Garth Hudson's 81st birthday today! We send our best wishes to Garth and Sister Maud Hudson.

Jul.29.2018

  • More photos downloaded from social media last month.

Jul.21.2018

Jul.17.2018

Jul.10.2018

Jul.07.2018

  • In August 2018, Capitol/Universal Music Enterprises will release the following expanded/ remastered/ remixed 50th anniversary editions of The Band's debut album Music from Big Pink:

  • The 50th anniversary Big Pink editions and paraphernalia can be ordered from officialtheband.com.

  • See and hear the contents of the new Music from Big Pink 50th anniversary box set in this YouTube video:

Jul.06.2018

Jul.05.2018

Jul.02.2018

Jul.01.2018

Jun.28.2018

Jun.27.2018

Jun.23.2018

Jun.22.2018

  • Amy Helm has recorded a new album, due this fall and available for preorder from amyhelm.com. The title track, "This Too Shall Light", is out now, check out the review (and listen to the song) at the Rolling Stone web site.

Jun.19.2018

  • From Maud Hudson, posted on Facebook recently:
    WEDNESDAY June 20th - MASNY Annual Jubillee - NYC ... Garth Hudson and Sister Maud Hudson will be guests on a Blues Cruise with Bear Tread, Gent Treadly ... COME JOIN US ... $100.00 per ticket for dinner, cocktails, music, and a cruise! This is a charity event for children and musicians. Click on link for tickets, location, and other details: musicians-aid.com.

Jun.15.2018

  • Elvis' drummer D.J. Fontana passed away this week. Here are some great photos from 1996 of D.J. with The Band, Keith Richards and Scotty Moore (also from Elvis' original backing band), recording the song "Deuce & A Quarter" with Levon and Keith sharing vocal duties.

Jun.13.2018

May.31.2018

May.28.2018

May.13.2018

  • As this web site (celebrating its 25th anniversary next year) continues to gather dust in our little corner of the internet, social media are still full of The Band fans sharing photos, videos and stories. Here are a bunch of photos, more or less randomly downloaded over the last months from various Facebook groups dedicated to "our boys".

Apr.11.2018

Apr.10.2018

Apr.06.2018

Apr.03.2018

  • 75 years ago, on April 3rd 1943, the great Richard Manuel was born. Too soon gone.

Feb.20.2018

Feb.09.2018

  • New album from The Weight Band, featuring The Band's Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante, with contributions from Levon Helm: World Gone Mad, release date February 23.

  • Mickey Jones, who took over the drum stool in the Hawks/Band when Levon Helm left the Bob Dylan tour in 1966, died this week. To learn more about Jones and his work with Dylan and The Band, check out this fine interview done exclusively for The Band web site by our friend Carol Caffin 11 years ago.

Jan.22.2018

Jan.07.2018

 


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