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 Costello, Emmylou Harris, Dr. John, Chris Robinson, Allen Toussaint, Donald 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 Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Justin Townes Earle, Bow Thayer, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Ricki Lee Jones, Kate Taylor, Ollabelle, The Holmes Brothers, Catherine Russell, Norah Jones, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Phil Lesh (along with his sons Grahame and Brian), Johnny Johnson and David Bromberg.