Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Levon Helm Health is Failing.

Just noticed this sad news on Facebook from Levon Helms official page
Dear Friends,
Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey. ...

Thank you fans and music lovers who have made his life so filled with joy and celebration... he has loved nothing more than to play, to fill the room up with music, lay down the back beat, and make the people dance! He did it every time he took the stage...

We appreciate all the love and support and concern.
From his daughter Amy, and wife Sandy
RtBE have proclaimed our love of all things Band related in the past especially The Last Waltz and count ourselves extremely luck to have seen Levon play in recent years many times.  He was a a highlight last summer when he was in the city with Willie he stole the show and the first time we saw him play the Beacon a few St. Patrick's Day's back which was his first show out of his home in along time.  We were looking forward to seeing him, Larry and the whole Ramble playing in a few weeks at Jazzfest, this news saddens us, but he has lived a full life and that should be celebrated.  

Here is a video we took at the Radio City Ramble:
"The Shape I'm In"

Warren Haynes and his band will fill for Helm at Jazzfest, but nobody will ever take his place as a true Rock and Roll Legend.  
 Keep On Keepin' On Levon.  

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