Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Band website archives from '98 to '07.

Here is a link to Jan Hoiberg's The Band website thanks to "Russ" a recent poster on The Band Guestbook:*/

Friday, June 6, 2008

Rowan Brothers in Wolfgang's Vault concert archives.

Recently announced by Wolfgang's Vault a downloadable Rowan Brothers July 2, 1971 Fillmore West (San Fran, CA) concert. The Rowans will be joining Levon Helm at his August 9th Midnight Ramble.

Sid Griffin @ Woodstock, NY's Colony Cafe.

Author of Million Dollar Bash, Sid Griffin will perform a reading June 11th @ Woodstock, NY's Colony Cafe. Million Dollar Bash was released last year & is a great blow by blow account of Bob Dylan & The Band's recording of the The Basement Tapes. A musical tribute to The Basement Tapes will follow Sid's reading. The Colony Cafe is located on Rock City Road near Woodstock Music & Woodstock Cemetary where Rick Danko & his son Eli are buried.

Prof. "Louie" & The Crowmatix @ Chicago Blues Festival.

Tomorrow night, Woodstock, NY-based & frmr backup band to The Band member Rick Danko Prof. "Louie" & The Crowmatix will be live @ the all wkd Chicago Blues Festival.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Very nice email from Bonnie G. of Woodstock Records.

Mike & Kim, Thank you for taking the time to send the email and linking us to your site.....It is great you started your site to help keep the music moving..Very much appreciated..We are very sorry that Jan H has closed The Band web site but we are sure it was a lot of work for him..We have forwarded your email to Tom who takes care of The Woodstock Records web site. We will ask him to link your site..If we can be of any assistance to you please don't hesitate to write or call 845-334-9420..Thanks again..Bonnie G.Label Relations

Thanks, Bonnie G! - Mike & Kim

Chicago Blues Festival starts tonight.

The Chicago Blues Festival starts tonight, featuring frmr Muddy Waters guitarist Bob Margolin tonight & B. B. King is featured the closing night on June 8th. Here's the link to the site:

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Jay Collins Band live performance tonight.

Levon's son-in-law Jay Collins & his band are playing live in NYC tonight. Here's the link to his site:

The Band & Dylan autographed LPs.

Checkout this site for autographed Before the Flood, The Basement Tapes & other artists' LPs. As always, do your homework when it comes to autographed material so you don't get burned. Rick Danko's frmr publicist Carol Caffin is good at picking out real vs. fake when it comes to Rick's (& sometimes other The Band members) autograph.

Interesting recent posts on Levon Helm's Guestbook.

Cool recent posts from Pink Floyd's Roger Waters & frmr Ronnie Hawkins drummer Sommy Milne who took over after Levon left Ronnie in the '60s.

Brian Mitchell ISC finalist.

Congrats to fellow Levon Helm playing partner Brian Mitchell who has been named a finalist in the International Songwriter's Competition (ISC). We saw Brian w/ Levon & crew @ the March 29th Midnight Ramble & he did an amazing rendition of Shape I'm In.

Garth Hudson signs w/ Curve label.

Frmr The Band member Garth Hudson just inked a two-album deal w/ the Toronto label Curve.

L. L. Bean free concert series this summer.

L. L. Bean is putting on a unique free summer concert series that includes artists such as John Hiatt, Richie Havens & Keb' Mo'

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New interactive map on Opus 40's website.

The site contains a cool interactive map w/ photos of places of interest w/in the Woodstock, NY quarry.

Woodstock Music unveils the Levon Helm Room.

Checkout this article from the Woodstock Music website about its unveiling of the Levon Helm Room. The "man" & his crew certainly deserve it.

Vermonter Bow Thayer to play w/ Levon Helm.

Vermont native Bow Thayer to play two dates w/ Levon Helm - July 4th @ the Woodstock (NY) Playhouse & July 5th @ Levon's studio. Bow has played w/ Levon before & even recorded in his studio.

R.I.P. Bo Diddley.

We recently lost Bo Diddley due to heart failure. He was 79 yrs old. Bo contributed much to rock & roll & blues music. He will be sorely missed.

The end of a great era...

Yesterday afternoon was the end of Jan Hoiberg's wonderful The Band website. Jan has made the difficult decision to move on from the site for a number of reasons. A special thanks to Jan & his crew for their hard work on the site from October 1994 to June 2008. You can still log onto the site & reach a cover page & Jan is hoping to provide archived material after it is overhauled. You can also still log onto The Band Guest Book.

Best wishes to Jan & his crew! What an amazing job they did!