The Band Web Site
News and Updates
- 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".
75 years ago, on April 3rd 1943, the great
Richard Manuel was born. Too soon gone.
- 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.
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