In October of 2012, one of the best lineups of rock, country and soul acts came together to pay tribute to the late Band drummer/singer Levon Helm at New Jersey’s Izod Center. The Love For Levon Concert (read our review here) featured current and former members of The Band, The Eagles, The Allman Brothers Band, Pink Floyd and My Morning Jacket, among others, and raised funds to help Helm’s estate keep ownership of his home, barn and studio, and to continue the “Midnight Ramble Sessions,” which Helm hosted and headlined in the last few years of his life.  

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If you missed it… well, you missed it. But now, it’s coming out on DVD, BluRay and CD so you can see and/or hear what went down.  Some of the highlights of the show – which featured songs by The Band as well as from Helm’s solo career – include:

  • Warren Haynes of The Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule – “The Shape I’m In”
  • Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes – “The Long Black Veil”
  • Mavis Staples – “Move Along Train”
  • John Prine, The Band’s Garth Hudson and Joan Osborne – “When I Paint My Masterpiece” 
  • Bruce Hornsby – “Anna Lee” 
  • Jakob Dylan – “Ain’t Got No Home” 
  • Lucinda Williams – “Whispering Pines” 
  • John Hiatt – “Rag Mama Rag” 
  • Grace Potter – “I Shall Be Released” 
  • Ray LaMontagne and John Mayer – “Tears Of Rage” 
  • Dierks Bentley – “Chest Fever”
  • Eric Church – “A Train Robbery” 
  • Joe Walsh and Robert Randolph – “Up On Cripple Creek” 
  • My Morning Jacket – “It Makes No Difference”
  • Roger Waters – “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” 

In other Helm news, according to the Internet Movie Database, the long-taked about Levon documentaryAin’t in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm, will hit theaters in May. 

Brian Ives, 


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