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Joe Walsh And John Mayer To Perform At Levon Helm Tribute Concert

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on August 24, 2012

in Live,News

The Izon Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey will host the Love For Levon concert on October 3 with a host of both veteran and modern artists saluting the late Levon Helm.

Levon Helm

Levon Helm

The partial list of artists that will play that night:

  • Gregg Allman
  • Mavis Staples
  • Joe Walsh
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Warren Haynes
  • John Hiatt
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Jorma Kaukonen
  • John Mayer
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Ray LaMontagne
  • Eric Church
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Marc Cohn
  • Patty Griffin
  • Robert Randolph
  • Levon Helm Band

Don Was and Helms last band leader, Larry Campbell, will be co-musical directors for the evening.

“We are deeply moved that so many musicians and friends of Levon’s are coming together to celebrate his life and his music, and to help us keep his musical spirit and vision alive in the Midnight Rambles,” said Sandy and Amy Helm, Levon’s wife and daughter. “We want to continue to honor his legacy by creating a musical landmark at the Barn, one that inspires and celebrates Americana music and its heritage.”

“We are honored to produce a benefit concert that pays tribute to a musical icon and a beautiful soul, commented show producer Keith Wortman. “Levon’s friends and fans will be coming from all over the world to be part of music history for such a noble and worthy cause to ‘Save The Barn,’ and ensure that the legacy of Levon Helm will live on for generations to come.”

The proceeds from the concert will go to Levon’s estate to pay for the home, barn and studio and to keep the Midnight Ramble Sessions going.

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