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The Band: Live at the Academy of Music 1971

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman

The Band: Three of a Kind

Robbie Robertson: How to Become Clairvoyant

Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band

Levon Helm: Electric Dirt

Garth and Maud Hudson: Live at the Wolf

Pulse

Dirt Farmer

Elliot Landy's Woodstock Vision

The Band Web Site

News and Updates 2010

Dec.18.2010

Dec.16.2010

Dec.08.2010

Nov.13.2010

  • New Garth Hudson interview from Toro Magazine.

  • From Robbie Robertson's Facebook page:

    • "Quite a few comments/questions are being posted about Robbie's new album. As soon as I have some concrete info I'll be sure and let you all know but I think it's safe to say that SPRING 2011 will be the release..."

    • "Want to write an album review? On Robbie's new website you can click on the "music" tab, select albums and at the bottom of the page you can write your own custom review."

Nov.06.2010

  • You want to see and hear this: "The Man Behind The Drums" -- Robert Earl Keen's homage to Levon and the Midnight Ramble from Austin City Limits. Thanks for sending us the link Stu, hope to see y'all again some time soon, after this smoke has cleared.

Nov.04.2010

Oct.31.2010

Oct.26.2010

Oct.25.2010

  • "Kids Need Music: The Levon Helm Band Rocks for Ulster County School Arts" -- read Kay Cordtz' wonderful article from rollmagazine.com. Lovely photos too, that bottom one in particular...

  • Garth Hudson appears on a couple of new releases:

  • From Robbie Robertson's Facebook page: "The mixing of Robbie's new album is finished and we will master it soon. Stay tuned for more info about release dates etc."

  • He-hey! October 30, 2010, at Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY: "The Nightmare on Helm Street Ramble" with The Levon Helm Band and (drum roll) Jesse Winchester! Sold out, we're afraid...

  • "To say that Jeff Newsom is the best harp player you've never heard is not an exaggeration...." -- read the rest of Peter Stone Brown's review of The Henhouse Tapes, then go buy the CD.

  • "A Fool's Paradise" -- Facebook video with Rick's brother Terry Danko.

  • You want to read this: "Small Town Talk with Carol Caffin, publicist and close friend of the late Rick Danko of the Band".

  • 75 years ago, an angel came to this planet. She became my mother. Happy Birthday, and may there be many more.

  • October 2010 article from Rolling Stone: "Live Report: Levon Helm With My Morning Jacket". Thanks to Tim Wood for the link.

  • From The Band's and Dylan's photographer Elliott Landy:


    An Exhibition of Elliott Landy's Sixties Music Photographs
    at the The Montreal Jazz Festival's Galerie Lounge TD

    October 14 to December 24, 2010

    Prints may be purchased from the Gallery
    There will be over 65 prints on display, some of which have never been shown before.
    Also, on display for the first time will be Looped, a video projection of Impressionist Renderings made with Woodstock Festival and Jimi Hendrix images. Elliott created these with an application he designed and they spectacular arecolorized superimpositions, randomly generated which will blow your mind or, at least, expand it a bit.
    Read The Montreal Gazette article about the show.


Sep.28.2010

  • Happy Birthday Maud Hudson!

Sep.15.2010

  • We've got a few scans of old articles that need to be typed in for inclusion at this web site. Volunteers please e-mail us. Thanks.

  • Some news fished out of our own guestbook:

Sep.13.2010

Sep.11.2010

Aug.22.2010

Aug.19.2010

Aug.17.2010

Aug.13.2010

Aug.12.2010

  • The absolutely great Chris Bergson Band, a regular at Levon Helm's Midnight Rambles, are touring Europe in August and September! Check out chrisbergson.com for tour dates and more info.

Aug.11.2010

  • From Bob Broughton:
    "Saw the Levon Helm Band in Vancouver last night. Elvis Costello was the guest. He nailed 'Tears of Rage' and shared vocals with Larry Campbell on 'Chest Fever'. Good show overall. 'Chest Fever' was the highlight; Campbell played the 'organ solo' on guitar."

Aug.05.2010

Aug.04.2010

  • Here's a Rolling Stone review of the Levon Helm Band at the Newport Folk Fest. Link provided by Jonathan Katz, who says: "I saw Levon and company at Wolf Trap about a week ago. They were great and the Washington Post review was ridiculous!"

Aug.02.2010

  • [photo]
    It's Garth Hudson's birthday today! We send our best wishes to Garth and Maud.

Jul.30.2010

Jul.23.2010

  • In memory of Fred Carter Jr., 1933 - 2010
    Seen rehearsing with Levon at the Band's Shangri-La Studio - around 1976

    [photo]

    Photo by John Scheele
    Copyright © 2010 John Scheele
    All rights reserved

  • Check out Robbie Robertson's YouTube channel to keep up with all his videos new and old.

Jul.20.2010

  • Fred Carter, Jr., who played with the Hawks in the '60s, produced two of Levon Helm's solo albums and joined the reunited Band for a short period in the late '80s, died Saturday, July 17. He was 76 years old. See also this obituary from theBoot.

Jul.18.2010

  • Robbie Robertson appears on the deluxe edition of Jerry Lee Lewis' upcoming record Mean Old Man, doing "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" with The Killer, Mavis Staples and Nils Lofgren.

  • Ronnie Hawkins All-Star Jam
    Thursday August 12th, 2010
    Grand Bend Motorplex, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada
    Featuring
    Garth Hudson (of "The Band") and wife Maud
    Colin Linden
    The Sadies
    B.W. Pawley & Plum Loco
    and more..
    Go here for tickets and more info.

  • Wonderful photo of Garth!

    Thanks to "Brown Eyed Girl" for the links above.

  • More gig dates for Garth and Maud Hudson, from garthhudson.com:

Jul.11.2010

Jul.10.2010

Jul.08.2010

Jul.07.2010

  • GARTH HUDSON
    sitting in with
    JACOB DYLAN and THREE LEGS
    special guest
    The Erin Hobson Compact

    FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010

    BEARSVILLE THEATER
    291 Tinker Street (Route 212)
    Woodstock, NY 12498

    845.679.7600
    http://www.bearsvilletheater.com

    This is to celebrate the release of Jakob's new CD titled WOMEN AND COUNTRY:
    http://www.jakobdylan.com

Jun.30.2010

  • "Levon Helm shines in Toronto" -- review of Tuesday's concert at the Massey Hall.

  • From Facebook yesterday: "Robbie Robertson will be finishing up the mixing and mastering of the new album in July."

Jun.29.2010

  • This year's 25 song and album selections by the Librarian of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry include The Band's self-titled album! See this Variety article for more info.

Jun.25.2010

  • Garth Hudson plays on the new album A from Jimmy Goodman's A Viberatto project.

Jun.12.2010

Jun.08.2010

Jun.05.2010

May.26.2010

May.24.2010

May.23.2010

  • From Nick Hibberd:
    "Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood are performing an amazing version on 'The Shape I'm In' on their current European tour (so far 1 night in Birmingham & 2 in London, which I witnessed). There are some shaky videos on YouTube, and fan reviews on www.whereseric.com."

May.17.2010

May.14.2010

May.12.2010

  • The Americana Music Association has nominated Levon Helm for the 2010 Artist of The Year. Other nominees are Ryan Bingham, Patty Griffin, Steve Earle and Ray Wylie Hubbard.

  • We kind of like this one: "Getting to Know Rick Danko (Through Notebook Doodles) "

  • Mountain Jam VI:

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    Mountain Jam returns to New York's Hunter Mountain from Friday, June 4th -- Sunday, June 6th, 2010. Featuring performances by Gov't Mule, Levon Helm & Friends 70th Birthday Jubilee with very special guests (including: Warren Haynes, Ray LaMontagne, Steve Earle, Patterson & David Hood, Jackie Greene, Allison Moorer, Donald Fagen of Steely Dan and more T.B.A.), Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, The Avett Brothers, Les Claypool, Yonder Mountain String Band, Drive-By Truckers, Matisyahu, Toots and the Maytals, Dark Star Orchestra, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Dr. Dog and more. Don't Miss 40+ bands on 4 stages.

    Legendary drummer for The Band and longtime local Woodstock resident Levon Helm will celebrate his 70th Birthday by closing Mountain Jam on Sunday, June 6th with a little help from a few well-known friends. Billed as Levon Helm & friends, the performance will feature a number of world class guests.

May.10.2010

  • Robbie Robertson's new song "How To Become Clairvoyant", written for his upcoming solo album and used in season 2 of HBO series True Blood, is available on a soon-to-be-released True Blood soundtrack album.

May.09.2010

  • Garth Hudson can be heard on brilliant new album The Foundling from Mary Gauthier.

  • Robbie Robertson is writing a song for the new season of HBO TV series True Blood, according to this April 2010 article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Thanks to Tom Wilk for the link.

Apr.30.2010

  • Blues harp player and vocalist Chris O'Leary, lead singer for Levon Helm and The Barnburners for seven years, is now fronting the brilliant Chris O'Leary Band. They have a new CD out and the release party is tomorrow, Saturday May 1st, at The Towne Crier Cafe in Pawling, NY. Show starts 8:30, Tickets are $15/ advance, $20/door.

Apr.24.2010

Apr.17.2010

Apr.15.2010

  • From levonhelm.com:

    Limited Benefit Drawing!!

    AN AUTOGRAPHED YAMAHA RECORDING CUSTOM 20th ANNIVERSARY 4 PIECE DRUM SET OWNED AND PLAYED BY LEVON HELM DURING THE 1990'S.

    Proceeds will go to Richie Hayward, drummer for the band Little Feat who was recently diagnosed with liver cancer.

    We are issuing only 500 tickets at $250.00ea.

    This drum kit is in excellent condition and comes with Hardware, Stands and Cases.
    AUTOGRAPHED BY LEVON HELM!!

    Click here for details...

Apr.08.2010

Apr.01.2010

Mar.31.2010

Mar.28.2010

Mar.20.2010

Mar.16.2010

  • As this web site, with it's stubborn '90s format and a retiring and tired webmaster, is slowly fading out of action and into the relics museum, it is good to see people like Carol keeping the flame burning. Check out her Rick Danko site for some pretty good stuff that's been added lately.

Mar.09.2010

Mar.05.2010

Mar.04.2010

Mar.03.2010

Mar.01.2010

  • "Terry' Danko's new collection of songs, Portrait: Outside Looking In, is a very stark, introspective, honest, totally unselfconscious compilation. It is unlike anything he's done in the past -- this music is the product of someone who has been through things, who's experienced slings and arrows. The songs are bare-bones in the best way -- no layers, no fluff, no complex production. Just Terry, his songs, and his guitar. We'll be sending some more in the coming weeks and months. Enjoy."
    -- Carol Caffin

Feb.28.2010

Feb.20.2010

Feb.10.2010

  • A new documentary titled Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm will have it's world premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music, film, and interactive conference in Austin, TX, in March. See the SXSW web for details.

Feb.02.2010

Feb.01.2010

  • [Grammy] 
    Congratulations to Levon Helm for winning his second consecutive Grammy, for Electric Dirt, in the category of Best Americana Album of 2009! Levon received the recording industry's highest honor at the 52nd Grammy Awards. The other nominees in this category were Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Wilco and Lucinda Williams!

Jan.30.2010

Jan.26.2010

Jan.24.2010

Jan.23.2010

  • Press release from Garth and Maud Hudson yesterday:

    GARTH and MAUD HUDSON at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL!
    Garth and Maud are on their way to the Sundance Film Festival right now. Oasis Entertainment has invited them to perform this Sunday evening, January 24th (time 10pm) at The Sundance Film Festival as part of the "Synchronize Concert Series" in support of Soliya at Crown on Main in Park City, Utah. Please RSVP while there are still tickets. Watch and listen LIVE too at synclive.com (webcast is free, but you must register to use it).

Jan.21.2010

  • Sad news at the beginning of the new decade:
    R.I.P. Maurice Danko Jr.
    Rick Danko's brother, Maurice Danko Junior, 69, of R.R. 6, Simcoe, Ontario, passed away 19 Jan 2010. He is survived by his wife and best friend for 49 years, Joyce Howick, their children Lori, Maurie and Sue, three grandchildren, and brothers Dennis and Terry. Junior was predeceased by his parents Maurice Senior("Tom") and Leola, and his brother Rick. Cremation has taken place.

Jan.20.2010

Jan.18.2010

  • From Carol Caffin's Rick Danko tribute site:

    Rick Danko: Artist Without a Genre

    I've always found it interesting that The Band was--and is--referred to as a "rock group." Actually, I haven't always found it interesting--I sometimes catch myself referring to them that way, even now. Old habits die hard, but the truth is, The Band was not a rock group. And Rick Danko was not a rock artist.

    The Band was much more complex, subtle--and pure--than rock and roll. And though, when I was younger, long before I ever knew him, I had thought of Rick as a "rock star," I realized quickly after I met him just how ill-fitting that moniker was.

    First of all, Rick was a country boy--born and raised in the country, and with a country mentality and a country sensibility. Second, the music he grew up loving--really loving--was country music. Later, Rick developed a love for the blues and, still later, R&B, but, by the time rock and roll was considered a genre, Rick was a teenager. His formative years were spent listening to country radio stations and daydreaming about the Grand Ol Opry. And his first instrument was not a guitar, but a four-string tenor banjo; not your typical rock-star axe.

    So, while early rock and roll did affect him and influence him to an extent, it was by no means his driving musical force. And, like many other elements of his life and his career, his musical persona was rife with contradiction, a study in contrast. On the one hand, there was this backwoods bumpkin singing Burl Ives campfire singalongs on a tiny lonesome stage, and on the other, there was this ultra-cool longhaired rebel with sunglasses and a cigarette and black leather boots helping Dylan set the music world on fire by going electric.

    The dichotomy helped define Rick and his music over the years, yet, at the same time, kept him from being pigeonholed. It also kept him from becoming a "household name"--but it's just as well. That's the way God, or fate, or the cards, or the universe intended it.

    It's why The Band was a nightmare from a promotional and marketing perspective, and why they endure and mystify decades after so many of their contemporaries have fallen by the wayside. It's why "Somebody to Love" sounds dated and "Long Black Veil" seems timeless, why a great song like "A Whiter Shade of Pale" sounds like a 60s song, while a great song of the same era, "The Weight," sounds at once brand-new and eternal. It's why Rick could yodel while wearing a pink shirt and a gambler's hat on The Ed Sullivan Show while his cohorts were blowing out amps and wearing Nehru jackets and love beads. It's why he could sing "Lucky Old Sun" to a beer-drinking crowd and nobody laughed, and why he could sing "It Makes No Difference" to the same crowd and everybody cried.

Jan.17.2010

Jan.16.2010

Jan.14.2010

Jan.07.2010


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