Robert Randolph, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams and More Unite for Levon Helm Tribute
8/24/2012 11:28:00 AM
John Mayer, My Morning Jacket and Ray LaMontagne are among more than a dozen acts who will pay tribute to iconic musician Levon Helm as part of a benefit concert October 3rd at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Dubbed "Love for Levon," the lineup also features Eric Church, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley, Marc Cohn, Patty Griffin, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, the Levon Helm Band, Robert Randolph, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh and Lucinda Williams.
Known primarily for his multi-instrumentalist stature and lead and backing vocals, Helm helped catapult The Band to success in the 1970's, before passing away this April.
Check out the trailer from The Last Waltz, The Band's Martin Scorcese-directed "farewell" concert, widely considered one of the greatest concert films of all time.