Sunday, August 2, 2009

Butch Dener's review of Levon Helm's "Midnight Ramble" w/ special guests Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck.

Special thanks to Bow Thayer & " them guys" as Larry called 'em, last night @ the Barn,Bow & Perfect Trainwreck, accompanied by new baby RIVER THAYER, rocked & rolled a packed Barn to perfection.Playing a lot of their new tunes, being recorded @ Levon's, with Justin's fine hand steering the Trainwreck,, they were in peak form.A great family of musicians who's musical style was made for Levon's Barn.GREAT JOB, fellas,, Bow kept calling me " skinny Butch" all night cause of my recent diet,, kept us laffin' all night long,,, GREAT , GREAT, Bow & the fellas,,, WOW !Larry, & "them guys" Levon, Teresa, Byron, Brian, Amy, Erik, Clark, Bernstein, BRUCE from the Letterman Band, & Jay all chipped in to make it a killer night, in that soft August night,Teresa's voice sparkeled all night along with Miss Amy,especially on her Tennessee Twang tunes, like Time out for the Blues & her quiver on Long Black Veil & did YOu Love Me @ All,,, she ruled the house,,, with AMy & larry on Attics, the house gets a reverent hush,, those harmonies are still in the rafters of the Barn,BRIAN MITCHELL, stepping up while Levon's voice is a bit quieter, showed his nasty greasy chops on his killer Buddy Bolden, Shape, & the others tunes he killed us with.Sweet surprise of LEVON & Larry on Tennessee Jed to a roar of love from the crowd when that Arkansas growl came over the speakers,,, SWEEEEEEET !!!Gotta get back to Tennessee Jed is right !!!Thanks,, good to see the cat from BR 549 there,, we had met during one of the Rainforest gigs me & Levon did & those BR-549 guys are the best, too.Perry & the fellas did a thorough job all night too with a full house they were on top of everything, that i saw,,, smooth , guys, smooth,,,ready for the next one, folks ????



MikeDann said...

Skinny Butch was right on about Bow Thayer and perfect trainwreck, They rocked the pegs loose on the place.The cd they are recording is going to be amazing.Levon was great even though he did not sing but for Tenn Jed and the Weight it was still incredible.I still have hair raised on my arms from Attics of my life.I got both bands set lists also Good times!!

Anonymous said...


I knew I'd find you again somewhere writing about another Ramble. I will make it up to another one this Fall, and I sure hope to see you there.

Hope all is well with you two newleyweds.

Yer pal -

Harry the hat