Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tony Leone (Ollebelle) performing "Holy Cow."

Ollebelle's drummer & co-lead singer Tony Leone recently performed w/ Levon Helm @ NJ's Wellmont Theater on Holy Cow. This is a great tune written by Allen Toussaint & recorded by The Band on Moondog Matinee back in the early'70s. Great tune. Leone hails from a Hartford, CT suburb, performs w/ Helm, Ollabelle & the Chris Bergson Band. He is an extremely cool talent.

Bow Thayer & Perfect trainwreck videos online.

Bow & the boys have posted videos for their tunes R U Willin', Meanwhile in the Here and Now, Fat Necklace, & The Next Equation.

Bob Dylan's new country-inspired album review on Rolling Stone.

Rolling Stone writer David Fricke recently posted this new Dylan album review:

Happy b'day to the late Townes Van Zandt!

The folkie would have turned 65 today. He sadly left us in '97.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Happy b'day David Gilmour!

The Pink Floyd member turns 63 today.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

George Wein back on the job w/ the Newport Folk & Jazz Fest.

George Wein (83), founder of the Newport (RI) Folk & Jazz Fest, will be back producing the festival after the new owner is experiencing financial difficulties. The festival was founded in '54. Bob Dylan, joined by the pre-The Band members, went electric for the 1st time @ the '65 festival.

Portland, ME museum featuring rock & roll photography exhibit.

The Portland Museum of Art is featuring a cool rock & roll photography exhibit called Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography. This exhibit runs until March 22nd.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Remembering Richard Manuel today...

We sadly lost Richard Manuel (The Revols, The Hawkes & The Band) in '86 @ the age of 42. He had such a soulful voice & was a multi-talented instrumentalist (piano & drums). We would have love to have met him as he seemed to have much to say even though he was not the most interviewed band member. This photo is by famed Woodstock photopgrapher Elliott Landy.
Too soon gone.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Richard Manuel's last performance anniversary.

It was 23-yrs ago today that The Band's Richard Manuel performed his last live show prior to his passing away the following morning. Included is a link to the history of Winter Park, FL's Cheek to Cheek Lounge @ 839 North Orlando Avenue, which is now a CVS Pharmacy. Photographer Bob Leaf @ includes a photo of Manuel in NYC about one month prior to his passing. The undated pic included in this post is of the restaurant / lounge prior to becoming the Cheek to Cheek.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy b'day Lou Reed!

Lou turns either 66 or 67.....depending on who you read:).