Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy B'day Robbie Robertson.

Happy b'day to the great guitarist & co-song writer Robbie Robertson of The Band & his own solo work.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Have a happy & safe July 4th holiday wkd!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Band's Big Pink album 40 yrs old.

Forty-years yesterday The Band's Music from Big Pink album was released, marking the first release by the newly named quintet. The Band consisted of Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson & Robbie Robertson. John Simon was the producer.

10,000 Lakes Music Festival.

Soo Pass in Detroit Lakes, MN will play host to a very large late July '08 jam band music festival featuring Phil Lesh & numerous other musical artists.

Pete Merrigan performance @ Sunapee Harbor's The Anchorage.

Rock & folk artist Pete Merrigan will be performing live July 4th @ the Sunapee Harbor restaurant The Anchorage, the place where Aerosmith frontmen Steven Tyler & Joe Perry met. Steven has a lakefront residence about one-mile down the street.

Pete performs both original & cover tunes by The Band, Jimmy Buffett & many more.

Levon Helm's co-author Stephen Davis & his music-related books.

Levon Helm chose the great music-related author Stephen Davis to co-write This Wheel's on Fire, a great depiction of Levon's life before, during & after his involvement as the drummer, song co-writer & vocalist for the legendary The Band. Stephen has also authored books about Jim Morrison, Led Zeppelin & Aerosmith & is working on a Guns 'n Roses biography.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Canada Day!

Keeping the memories of Rick Danko & Richard Manuel of The Band alive as today is Living The Band members Garth Hudson & Robbie Robertson are also of Canadian descent.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Tix still available for July 4th wkd Levon Helm performance @ the Woodstock (NY) Playhouse.

There are tix still available @ $50.00/ea @ the site Levon & The Band recorded the Stage Fright album for an offsite Midnight Ramble. The Band & Todd Rundgren would open & close the Playhouse curtains during the making of the early '70s album to adjust for sound quality, etc. The great VT native Bow Thayer, a Ramble alum, will also be performing.

June 28th Levon Helm Midnight Ramble setlist.

Another wonderful setlist from Levon's website:

The Same Thing Rain Down Tears Ophelia Little Sammy DavisLittle Sammy DavisLong Black Veil Love Played A GameI Wanna Know Got me A Woman Atlantic CityAshes Of Love Whispering SeaDeep Elum Blues Anna Lee Rag Mama Rag Ode to Billy JoeEverybody Lover A WinnerTimer Out For The BluesBlind Willie McTellLittle Sammy DavisLittle Sammy DavisShape I'm InChest Fever The Weight

Thanks, Tony!

You too could record @ Levon Helm's famous studio / residence.

Levon's recording studio, also his residence & famous Midnight Ramble setting, coul also be your recording setting. Below is a link to his studio info & an online form to set-up up a recording session. Levon has recorded numerous albums there, including his Grammy winning Dirt Farmer album.

The Hawk - Ronnie Hawkins album a gem.

Great Ronnie Hawkins album called The Hawk - Ronnie Hawkins that includes ten tunes w/ artists Paul Butterfield, Terry Danko, Stan Szelest & numerous other notables. Trackswere recorded in '79 @ Tyson's Chicken Farm in Bentonville, Arkansas & Larrabee Sound Studio in LA.

Suze Rotolo's new book.

Just began reading Suze's new book A Freewheelin' Time it's off to a great start. We have heard & read reports that it is not a get-the-dirt-on-Bob-Dylan book & thus far the reports are right. We'll keep you posted w/out revealing too many details.

Levon Helm's album The Ties That Bind.

We picked this wkd Levon's The Ties That Bind album, a compilation of twenty-years of his music from '75 to '96. Great album worthy of adding to our Levon collection.

Jakob Dylan's new album first listen.

We purchased Jakob's Seeing Things album this wkd & it's wonderfully done. Primary instrument is the guitar & some accompaniment, but otherwise his voice is the spotlight.