Friday, May 2, 2008

Richey Havens appearance tonight.

Richie Havens is @ NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art tonight.

Jay Collins Band performances.

Levon Helm's son-in-law Jay Collins will be performing @ NYC's Smalls tonight & tomorrow night.

We rec'd a nice "thanks guys!! jay" after we informed him that we love his music & added his link in our "Artist" links list. Check him out!

Bow Thayer's pics of his in-progress studio construction.

Levon Helm collaborator Bow Thayer has been spending time in Gaysville, VT erecting a new furniture & recording studio. Here's a link to the pics of his progress:

Frmr Muddy Waters guitarist performs live tonight.

Here is a link to Bob Margolin's tour page. He's in Florida tonight.

Jim Weider in York Beach, ME tonight.

INN ON THE BLUESDate: May 2, 2008Time: 9:00pm7 ocean ave.York Beach ,MaineProJECT PERCoLAToR , featuring Jim Weider -Guitar,Rodney Holmes -drums ,Mitch Stein - guitar , and Steve Lucas -bass will be performing the CD "Percolator" and more ! (Tapers welcome as the club allows)9pm show!tickets

Jakob Dylan on tour.

Check out Live Nation's link w/ Jakob Dylan tour info. This particular link is for his June 8th Boston, MA show. We saw him @ the Somerville (MA) Theater w/ T-Bone Burnett & loved the show.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Band's Brown album recording site still for sale.

Hollywood realtor Peter Maurice still has the $3,295.00.00 listing for the former Sammy Davis, Jr. home & The Band's Brown album recording site @ 8850 Evanview Drive. Peter's website is

Here is the listing description from Peter's site:

Extremely rare offering: Former Judy Garland/Vincent Minnelli Estate, with later additions by Sammy Davis, Jr. 1940's Hollywood Glamour Traditional, with sophisticated and sensitive updating, remodeled by well-known artist & furniture designer, Hyon Chough, owner of Blueprint Furniture. Approx. 5000 s.f. main residence, plus enormous guest house, with large swimmer's pool, surrounded by gardens, patios & terraces. 4 bedrooms w/ en suite baths [including huge master suite w/ sitting room + city views (potential 5th bedroom)], glorious public rooms, with city/tree top views. Luxe living room, elegant formal dining room (seats 12-14 min), large family room, office/library and media room. Maple floors, myriad French doors leading to terraces and lush landscaped patios. Period details blended with crisp, clean contemporary features, white walls and wonderful daylight throughout. 'Mid Century' guest house Sinatra would love: 'Post and Beam' construction: large bedroom area opens to massive 2 story great room, 3 bathrooms, terrazzo floors, sheets of glass and bar area, playing to private pool. Dead end street; prime lower Sunset Plaza location.

Cool response to our Snyder's Tavern post.

A gentleman named Tom responded with the following in response to our Snyder's Tavern post:

My wife recently had a conversation with a friend of ours who played with Hendrix at "Woodstock" and he said he and Jimi used to go to Snyder's. That would be in the summer of 1969 when they had the house right up the road from there...

Thanks, Tom! -Mike & Kim

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Steve Earle live performance tonight.

Steve Earle is performing live in Dallas, TX. Great musician & producer. Recently working on Joan Baez's new album.

John Lennon's handwritten Give Peace A Chance lyrics up for auction.

Christie's will be auctioning off the lyrics in July, potentially fetching $400-600K.

Jay Collins Band - Amy Helm's husband.

Levon's daughter (Amy) married Jay Collins in '07 & together they recently had a baby. Here's a link to his site:

Beautiful scene in Woodstock, NY.

Many folks know that deer are bountiful in the Catskills region. When we were tooling around town the wkd of Levon's March 29th Midnight Ramble, we caught up with these deer near the corner of Striebel RD & Glasco Turnpike & on Upper Byrdcliffe Way. Striebel RD is the famed site of Bob Dylan's motorcycle accident which eventually prompted his reconnection w/ the future Band members & the recording of the Basement Tapes. Upper Byrdcliffe Way starts in front of the "Byrdcliffe" painted bldg & leads to Dylan's former Camelot RD residence.

Reward offered for Roger Waters' lost pig.

Roger is missing his two-story inflatable stage prop pig & is offering a reward for its whereabouts. Here's the link to the story:

Virgin Mobile Festival featuring Bob Dylan, The Stooges & Chuck Berry.

Check out this link for further info on the early August Baltimore, MD-based festival:

Woodstock, NY history link.

If you are interested in seeking more info/history about Woodstock, NY beyond the typical '69 festival / Bob Dylan, etc, here is a nice link:

Snyder's Tavern in West Shokan, NY, site of Levon's Halfway Home video.

Interesting quilt made depicting the Snyder's Tavern structure in West Shokan, NY, site of a number of Halfway Home scenes by Levon Helm & his band.

Levon Helm Band playing The Weight @ MerleFest.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Band '76 photos on SNL.

Photos of Bob Dylan & The Hawks in a '65 sound check.

Photos from inside Big Pink.

T-Bone Burnett currently on tour w/ Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Check out link for tix on T-Bone's "Tour Dates" page:

Levon Helm's YouTube video featuring Dirt Farmer tunes.

Awesome twenty-plus minute YouTube video that is its number one downloaded music video.

Tom Petty w/ special guest Steve Winwood.

Check out Live Nation for upcoming North American tour info:

Bruce Hornsby / Ricky Skaggs do "Super Freak."

Thanks to David P., frequent The Band website Guest Book contributor for this link:

Nice note from Mary Wogan's Visions of Dylan blogspot.

Hi Mike and Kim,I sent out a bulletin on myspace about the blog-goodluck with it!Mary

Check out Mary's site in our "Artists" links list. She has produced a well respected Bob Dylan blog.

Levon Helm's MerleFest set list.

LI Sue reported the MerleFest set list on Levon's "Guest Book":

Merlefest Setlist 4/26-27/08Approx start time: 10:55pmOpheliaIt Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To CryBack To MemphisEverything is Gonna Be Alright (feat. Little Sammy)Scratch My Back (feat. Little Sammy)I Wanna Know (feat. Amy, Teresa, Fiona?)Bye Bye My Love (feat. Amy)Got Me a Woman (feat. the “ubiquitous” Sam Bush)Atlantic City (this one always gets me)Ashes of Love (feat. Tony Leone on drums)Mournful Side of Me (feat. Teresa)Deep Ellum BluesAnna LeeRag Mama RagSuper Freak (just kidding Shape I'm In (feat. Bruce Hornsby) realllly good.Long Black VeilThe Weight

Nice note from a blog reader & promotion of his wife's new album.

Hiya Plochmanns,I've heard of Malmo. I think they did the Winter Olympics there once. I just wanted to tell you about my wife, Mandyleigh Storm. She recently released her debut album, which was produced by Mick Glossop (Van Morrison, Frank Zappa etc), with Johnny Scott (who I`m sure you'd know as Van's guitarist/MD), Liam Genockey (Steeleye Span), Tim Harries (Steeleye Span), and James Lascelles (Frank Zappa).The album (Fire & Snow) was recorded live in Dean St Studios, London, over 3 days.Free mp3's are available from . Feel free to tell everyone about those free mp3's.We don't have a promotion budget, so are just trying to get the word-of-mouth going.

Thanks, Gary! - Mike & Kim review on book by former Bob Dylan girlfriend.

Check out Stepanie Zacharek's review of Suze Rotolo's "A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties" upcoming book release on