Life-long friend and bandmate Garth Hudson of The Band appearing along with Sister Maud Hudson, instrumentalist and singer/songwriter David Bromberg, country/folk singer John Prine and Grace Potter have been added to the stellar lineup for “Love for Levon.” On October 3, 2012, music stars and friends will join together to celebrate the life and music of Levon Helm at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They will join previously announced musician stars and friends including: Roger Waters, Gregg Allman, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Marc Cohn, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Bruce Hornsby, Jorma Kaukonen, Ray LaMontagne, The Levon Helm Band, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Robert Randolph, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh, and Lucinda Williams. All net proceeds from the benefit concert will help support the lasting legacy of Levon Helm by helping his estate keep ownership of his home, barn and studio, and to continue The Midnight Ramble Sessions. Tickets are currently on sale to the general public.
An all-star band will be led by GRAMMY Award-winners Don Was and Larry Campbell who will serve as co-musical directors. Larry was Levon’s musical director for the last several years of his life. The benefit concert event will be produced by Keith Wortman, who most recently produced “We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash.” Tisha Fein will serve as talent producer. The show promoters are Ron Delsener and Jim Glancy, long-time friends of Levon. The event will be produced with the support of the Helm Family and Levon Helm Productions.
With a career that spanned over five decades, Levon Helm was an inspiration to musicians around the world with his deep respect, joy and love for music. Whether he was hitting the Arkansas 4-H Club circuit as a child, performing with Bob Dylan, garnering success with The Band and nurturing a successful solo career, that included multiple GRAMMY Award wins, Levon was always a passionate performer who captivated audiences with an unmistakable voice and rhythmic power all his own. His Levon Helm Studio has hosted musicians across multiple genres and his creation of The Midnight Ramble Sessions, a series of live performances at his studio, has seen performances from the likes of Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, The Black Crowes and My Morning Jacket, to name just a few.
Tickets are available to the general public at http://www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800.745.3000 at the Izod Center box office and at select Ticketmaster locations. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. A service charge is added to each ticket price.
For more information about “Love for Levon,” please visit www.loveforlevon.com
For more information on Levon Helm, please visit www.levonhelm.com