Brian Lesh, son of former Grateful Dead bass player Phil Lesh, currently plays guitar with his father in their San Rafael, Calif. music venue Terrapin Crossroads. But before that they occasionally jammed together with the late Levon Helm at Helm's famous studio/barn in Woodstock, N.Y., with the last appearance coming in 2010.
On Oct. 3, 2012, less than six months after Levon Helm lost his long battle with cancer, a large and eclectic group of his friends, family, and peers assembled on stage at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., paying tribute to the man and his musical legacy in front of nearly 20,000 fans. The result, fittingly enough, was dubbed 'Love for Levon.'
Elton John will join a stagefull of musicians to honor the late Levon Helm during the in memoriam moment at the 2013 Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10). The all-star lineup will perform the Band song 'The Weight' as the Academy honors musicians who died in the last 12 months.
Most of us weren't lucky enough to be in attendance at the all-star benefit concert held in honor of the late Levon Helm last October, but thanks to Time-Life and Star Vista Entertainment, we'll have the chance to experience the show.
Film distributor Kino Lorber has acquired the rights to an upcoming documentary, 'Ain't in it for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm.' The movie will be shown in theaters across America in early-2013, with video on-demand and home video release expected to take place in the summer.
Over a dozen rock and country artists assembled last night to pay tribute to Levon Helm, and hopefully save the barn that housed the formal and informal Midnight Ramble sessions for so many years. The 'Love for Levon' concert took place at the Izod Center in New Jersey on Wednesday.
Levon Helm's musical legacy will carry on with the release of the third volume of Midnight Ramble sessions, recorded at his barn in Woodstock, N.Y. 'The Levon Helm Band -- The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3' will be available Nov. 20, featuring appearances from Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, Allen Toussaint and the Levon Helm Band.
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