Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Levon Helm Band: American Hero

What a concert it was last Thursday night in Central Park. Levon Helm, Amy Helm, Jimmy Vivino, Larry Campbell, and Friends put on a rock n' roll show that featured Band classics and rock n' roll classics. Levon was clearly having the time of his life, which I imagine he does every time he hits the stage these days. Even with the cold rain that was falling throughout the concert, those of us in attendance had the time of our lives as well.

The Levon Helm Band is the only act remaining that allows us to see a member of The Band performing an extensive set of their own tunes. And it was not long ago that Levon was not able to muster up more than a whisper, with his voice diminished by cancer treatment. It is a miracle that Levon is now both healthy and able to bless us with his iconic singing voice. Songs played throughout the show included "The Weight", "Ophelia", "The Shape I'm In" and a show closing "W.S. Walcott Medicine Show."

Watch the video of Levon drumming and singing on "W.S. Walcott Medicine Show."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

amazing concert. amazing.