Ross Halfin has produced some of the greatest rock & roll pics around. He's equally as talented in cutting thru the ridiculous behavior of his clients. Check out his blog:
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Muddy would have turned 94 today. He passed on in '83. Levon Helm named his beautiful pit bull after him. Water & Helm produced an amazing blues / rock album @ Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, NY back in the 70's.
Awesome VT-based band that frequently teams up w/ Levon Helm. The band's 2nd to last album's title Spend It All is based on The Band's Richard Manuel's frequent quote according to Helm. Whenever things got dicey in the studio, etc., for The Band, Manuel would belt out "spend it all!" Thayer claims he had to use his credit card to front the finances for that album during its production.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Although April 10, 1969 @ Winterland in San Fran, CA is more recognizable as The Band's first legit live performance as The Band, it did perform w/ Steppenwolf & numerous others @ NY's Fillmore East March 28, 1969.
It hit the charts 44-yrs ago today.
Matt operates a very cool blog called Addicted to Vinyl. It is frequently updated & recently he posted about Crawdaddy founder (Paul) who is in need of assistance following a long recovery from a '95 motorcycle accident. The above pic is of Paul taken by Michael Stipe. Here's a link to Matt's post relative to this important item:
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Rick D. runs another very cool classic rock & roll blog called The Best of Classic Rock & is updated daily. Definitely check it out as many of us bloggers love to network & promote each other's hard work:
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From The Band The Band tribute band's Myspace update:
The music of THE BAND is back!
If you love and miss THE BAND, here's your chance to experience the next best thing! The THE BAND Band has been lauded by critics as being "as close as it gets to the real thing," performing timeless classics such as "The Weight", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", and “Up On Cripple Creek” from The Band's legendary repertoire.
Special birthday tribute to Richard Manuel!Saturday, April 4th, 8:00 and 10:30The Turning Point, Piermont, NYCome on out and catch the show!
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Recordings include a rendition of Bob Dylan / Richard Manuel Tears of Rage:
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Thursday, April 2, 2009
Festivalink.net now has available for download or cd purchase the November '07 American Beauty live performance in MA featuring Ollabelle members, Larry & Teresa Campbell, & Catherine Russell.
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Someone who attended a Levon Helm Midnight Ramble in '04 has a signed (more like initialed) drum stick that he or she acquired during the evening up for auction on eBay. Bidding starts @ just under $25.00:
The same New York Autographs firm that is selling the Robbie Robertson autographed pick guard also has a Garth Hudson signature for auction on eBay for $500.00 w/ video proof of the signing:
New York Autographs hit up Robbie Robertson Feb. 09 while @ JFK's luggage carousel:
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The great John Simon is back from his Florida break & is playing tonight from 8-11 PM w/ the Great Ellenville (NY) Trio @ Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville, NY. If you have not been, it is a great time & absolutely wonderful food. John is known not only for his own musical work, but also w/ The Band, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Janis Joplin & numerous others. This is a pic of John playing the piano @ Aroma Thyme Bistro.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Helmland recently posted pics from the March 21st Midnight Ramble. Guests included David Keyes, Garth Hudson, Donald Fagen & Jay Collins. Here's the link:
Is it going to happen?
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Sunday, March 29, 2009
We recently lost the good-hearted soul @ the age of 52. May he rest in peace. His bro wouldn't take him to the original festival when he was around the age of 11-12, but his participation will always be remembered.
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