Sunday, August 24, 2008

Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble - August 23, 2008.

One of our August 23, 2008 Levon Helm Midnight Ramble tix.
What an awesome time. Many celebs in town - Billy Bob Thornton, Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (who we haven't seen perform live since the Crowes first appeared in '90 opening up for Aerosmith @ Mansfield, MA's Great Woods), the Lone Star Cafe's owner, hornsman Howard Johnson (performed on Levon's & Muddy Waters' '75 Bearsville Studios album) & of course Levon & his all star cast of performers. The Austin, TX-based The Greezy Wheels was the 1st opening act, w/ Billy Bob & The Boxmasters 2nd & then Levon & crew.
Levon's Set List
1. Same Thing (Levon)
2. Rain Down Tears (levon)
3. Ophelia (Levon)
4. Fannie Mae (Little Sammy)
5. Matilda (Little Sammy)
6. Bye Bye Love (Amy)
7. Long Black Veil (Theresa)
8. Got Me A Woman (Levon w/ Amy on drums)
9. Atlantic City (Levon w/ Tony on drums)
10. Ashes to Love (Levon w/ Amy & Theresa & Tony on drums)
11. Whispering Sea (Theresa w/ Tony on drums)
12. Deep River Blues (Larry & Levon w/ Tony on drums)
13. I Ain't Got No Home (Jimmy) *Larry spoke of the 1st time he saw The Band w/ Bob Dylan in '68 @ Carnegie Hall & they performed this tune then)
14. Anna Lee (Levon w/ Amy & Theresa)
15. Rag Mama Rag (Levon w/ Tony on drums)
16. Shake That Money Maker (Chris Robinson) *very lively
17. All on a Mardi Gras Day (Brian) *very Dr. John-esque
18. Everybody Loves a Winner (Amy)
19. Time Out For The Blues (Theresa)
20. Just a Fool (Levon)
21. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens (Little Sammy)
22. I'm Ready (Little Sammy)
23. Shape I'm In (Brian)
24. Tears of Rage (Jimmy) *afterwards Jimmy & Levon paid tribute to Manuel, Danko, Szelst & Bell - too soon gone.
25. Chest Fever (Larry)
26. The Weight (Levon w/ everyone who performed throughout the night)

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