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A Celebration of Levon Helm
April 26, 2013 @ 8:30 pm$25 – $30
STANDING ROOM ONLY
The Weber Brothers
John Dickie (The Cameo Blues Band)
and other special guests
On the anniversary of the passing of The Band’s legendary drummer and lead vocalist Levon Helm, we are proud to celebrate his life and great contribution to the music scene of Toronto with an All-Star concert of his music. Levon came to Toronto in the 50’s with Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins, from Arkansas. Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks were Canada’s premiere bar band. He brought that southern rockabilly beat and deep knowledge of traditional roots music to the staid streets of Hogtown. And he shook it up.
Levon and the Hawks inspired a generation of Toronto’s best players, to look to the foundations of Rock n Roll, and learn from the masters of blues, soul and gospel.
This night we will play the music that Levon made famous with The Band and Bob Dylan. Also we will play music from his solo outings with the RCO All Stars and from his Grammy winning CD’s: Dirt Farmer, and Electric Dirt, amongst others. Led by our musical director, Juno award winning producer Lance Anderson, we have assembled some of Canada’s finest players. Our drummer Jerome Levon Avis is Levon’s Godson. His Dad, Bill Avis, was the Band’s road manager for most of their career. This will be a special night for both as we honour the man, their friend and his music, with stories, favourite sayings and memories. But mostly with music. A nine piece band featuring The Weber Brothers (who have played with Levon) , John Dickie (Cameo Blues Band, John and the Sisters) and other special guests.