A new theatrical documentary film about our boys is currently in the
works. We have been contacted by the Canadians behind the project, who
are searching for the best possible archival material available. Of
particular interest to them are:
Interviews with Levon, Richard and Rick -- preferably on
camera, but audio only is also fine.
Hawks material pre-Dylan, 8mm home movies and good quality
photos in particular.
Artifacts, memorabilia and ephemera, to be shot on professional
equipment (and then returned to you, of course).
If you have anything in your personal (or public?) collections that
you wish to contribute to such a film project, please contact yours
truly ASAP by sending an e-mail to
According to the project's archive producer, "there would
definitely be a modest stipend involved and quite possibly screen
credit" for contributions that end up being used in the film.
Garth Hudson and Sister Maud Hudson will perform in Kingston, NY on Sunday, Oct 28, 2018:
RAYMOND FOYE PRESENTS: GARTH HUDSON + HIGH WATER
Performing Live Soundtracks to the Films of Harry Smith and Jordan Belson
with SISTER MAUD HUDSON Performing Selections from Harry Smiths Folkways Anthology and Songs by The Band, Bob Dylan & others. Special guest Peter Silberman.
It's Sister Maud Hudson's birthday! We're celebrating by listening
to the wonderful "Garth Largo", released 20 years ago as part of the
Largo concept album. Beautifully arranged
and played by maestro Garth Hudson, with Maud sprinkling her vocal magic all over the track.
Copper Magazine ran a pretty good two-part "history of The Band"
in their November and December 2017 issues:
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".
Garth Hudson and Sister Maud Hudson will be performing at the
Huichica Music Festival in Pine Plains, NY,
on Friday, August 24.
Amy Helm has recorded a new album, due this fall and available for preorder
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.