LOS ANGELES -- John Mayer, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley and several other musicians are getting together to pay tribute to the late Levon Helm.
The "Love for Levon" benefit concert will be held Oct. 3 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. It will include performances from such artists as My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Bruce Hornsby, Mavis Staples and Joe Walsh
The influential Grammy-winning singer and drummer for The Band died of throat cancer earlier this year at age 71.
Tickets go on sale to the public Aug. 29. Proceeds from the concert will support Levon's estate and his Midnight Ramble concerts.
Don Was and Larry Campbell will serve as co-musical directors.
Other performers will include Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams and Marc Cohn.
The Band, The Weight
From "The Last Waltz"
The Band - Life Is A Carnival
Life Is A Carnival by The Band
The Band- Time To Kill
A song by The Band off their album "Stage Fright". EDIT: 9/4/11. Fixed the release year. Thanks, annotations. Thannotations.
The Band, Up On Cripple Creek
from "The Last Waltz"
The Band - Strawberry Wine
From Stage Fright
The Band- Don't Do It
(live 12/28-12/31/71, the Academy of Music, NYC) [performance previously unissued]
The Band, Ophelia
From "The Last Waltz"
The Band Perry - All Your Life
Music video by The Band Perry performing All Your Life. (C) 2011 Republic Nashville Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
The Band - When I paint my masterpiece
From their 1971's LP "Cahoots", one of the well known Bob's songs. Oh, the streets of Rome are filled with rubble Ancient footprints are everywhere You can almost think that you're seein' double On a cold, dark night on the Spanish Stairs Got to hurry on back to my hotel room Where I've got me a date with Botticelli's niece She promised that she'd be right there with me When I paint my masterpiece Oh, the hours I've spent inside the Coliseum Dodging lions and wastin' time Oh, those mighty kings of the jungle, I could hardly stand to see 'em Yes, it sure has been a long, hard climb Train wheels runnin' through the back of my memory When I ran on the hilltop following a pack of wild geese Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody When I paint my masterpiece Sailin' round the world in a dirty gondola Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola! I left Rome and landed in Brussels On a plane ride so bumpy that I almost cried Clergymen in uniform and young girls pullin' muscles Everyone was there to greet me when I stepped inside Newspapermen eating candy Had to be held down by big police Someday, everything is gonna be diff'rent When I paint my masterpiece
The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
From the 1978 film 'The Last Waltz' Virgil Caine is the name, and I served on the Danville train, Til Stoneman's cavalry came and tore up the tracks again. In the winter of '65, We were hungry, just barely alive. By May tenth, Richmond had fell, it's a time I remember, oh so well, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, when all the bells were ringing, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and all the people were singin'. They went, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Back with my wife in Tennessee, When one day she called to me, Said "Virgil, quick, come and see, there goes the Robert E. Lee!" Now I don't mind choppin' wood, and I don't care if the money's no good. Ya take what ya need and ya leave the rest, But they should never have taken the very best. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, when all the bells were ringing, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and all the people were singin'. They went, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Like my father before me, I will work the land, And like my brother above me, who took a rebel stand. He was just eighteen, proud and brave, But a Yankee laid him in his grave, And I swear by the mud below my feet, You can't raise a Caine back up when he's in defeat. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, when all the bells were ringing, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, and all the people were singin'. They went, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na, Na,
The Band: Chest Fever
The Band (Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, and Rick Danko) perform The Genetic Method/Chest Fever at Wembley Stadium, London. 9/14/74
The Band The Last Waltz
The Last Waltz Movie Winterpalais San Francisco The Band