Friday Music Video: Levon Helm on Letterman

Levon Helm, playing “Tennessee Jed” off his “Electric Dirt” album live on the David Letterman Show in 2009.  Tremendous version, great sound, well worth the listen…

For those who don’t know, Levon doesn’t travel much anymore.  You should check out the Wikipedia page to read up on what’s going on, esp. the Midnight Ramble, then check out his own site.

He currently plays with a who’s who list of top musicians, many of whom you’ll recognize from past Friday Music Videos here.  People like (via Wikipedia):

Artists who have performed at the Rambles include Helm’s former bandmate Garth Hudson, as well as Elvis CostelloEmmylou HarrisDr. JohnChris RobinsonAllen ToussaintDonald Fagen of Steely Dan and Jimmy Vivino of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien‘s” The Max Weinberg 7. Others have been Sean Costello, The Muddy Waters Tribute Band, Pinetop PerkinsHubert SumlinGillian WelchDavid RawlingsJustin Townes Earle, Bow Thayer, Luther “Guitar Junior” JohnsonRicki Lee JonesKate TaylorOllabelleThe Holmes Brothers, Catherine Russell, Norah JonesElvis Perkins in DearlandPhil Lesh (along with his sons Grahame and Brian), Johnny Johnson and David Bromberg.

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