Friday, April 27, 2012

Rest in peace Levon Helm... graveside service @ Woodstock Cemetery.

Levon Helm's funeral procession up Rock City Road to Woodstock Cemetery.

Levon Helm... the man & musician...

Levon Helm memorial card.

Levon Helm to be buried @ Woodstock Cemetery.

Levon's burial today @ Woodstock Cemetery, the same cemetery where Rick Danko is buried, but as previsously misreported, Levon is not being laid to rest directly next to Rick. Levon will be buried on a hill sort of overlooking the cemetery somewhat SW of Rick's burial location. The notes you see in the article picture are stained opening notes to The Band's "Life Is A Carnival" & were crafted & stained by old Woodstock friends.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Services for Levon Helm.

From Helmland today:

"Services for Levon

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Levon’s friends & fans are invited to pay their final respects on Thursday, April 26, 2012 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at his home/studio in Woodstock. Personal vehicles will not be permitted at the studio, however. Parking will be available at 3 locations in Woodstock: The Woodstock Playhouse 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, Cucina Woodstock, 109 Mill Hill Road and Andy Lee Field, Rock City Road, Woodstock.
Buses will run continuously between 10 and 3 from Andy Lee Field and from The Woodstock Playhouse.
Thank you, all, for your kindness and respect for privacy during this very emotional time."

The owners of Big Pink remember Levon Helm.

We rec'd this statement & photograph from Big Pink's owners last night:

Dear Levon,

In one uniqueness among all your fans, Sue and I as owners of Big Pink for the last decade, have had the privilege to meet such sweet fans, who have braved the bad road and our sometime grumpy neighbor's unwelcoming signs to come out on Ramble weekends and beyond to gaze upon the house, though faded, still Pink in the West Saugerties sun. Telling us the latest, who was playing with y...ou at the Ramble, who we just missed last night. Far away places they came from to hear you and get close to a touch-stone of some kind of living tradition beyond description.

Like so many of your fans world wide, we never did meet you directly, but somehow have anyway - through your voice that cuts through the falseness and pretentions of all the raggedy times we lived and still live through, to touch bright places in our hearts we never knew existed. Could anyone who lived through those years, who loved American rock-n-roll deny you as monumental in our lives, we who were so privileged to share your back-beats live. Be it on stage with you, out in the back seats, or the back woods, for real. And to all those to come, who will find life more blessed through having heard the true in your voice, through the magic of recordings, hoisting the best of the human spirit forward for all who can see to behold. We’re all gonna miss you but will always hear you voice and your heart-beat through the land and the whispering of the north-wind in the pines out back.

Love always,

Don & Sue LaSala