A Celebration of Levon Helm in Photos @ Brooklyn Bowl
On Monday June 4th, 2012, Brooklyn Bowl held the following event:
A Benefit to Save the Barn:
“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, A Celebration of the Life & Music of Levon Helm ft. Marco Benevento, Dave Dreiwitz, Scott Metzger & Joe Russo
Special Guests incl.: Craig Finn & Tad Kubler (The Hold Steady), Ryan Miller (Guster), Grayson Capps, Members of The Felice Brothers, Nicole Atkins, Phosphorescent, Family Band, Diamond Doves, Kelli Scarr, Yellowbirds, Tom Hamilton (American Babies), Thieving Irons, Luke Rathborne
Levon Helm was the famous drummer for The Band, known famously for their songs “Up on Cripple Creek,” “Ophelia,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” Helm also performed in the band The Hawks (during which time he toured with Bob Dylan), published an autobiography This Wheel’s On Fire, produced several solo albums, and received several Grammy awards. During the 1990’s, Helm was diagnosed with throat cancer. To help pay for his medical bills, Helm held Midnight Ramble sessions, or jam sessions featuring himself and other musical guests, in his home and studio in Woodstock, NY, known as “The Barn” (hence the title of this celebration at Brooklyn Bowl). Helm passed away on April 19, 2012 of cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Here is a gallery of our photos from this epic event and wonderful celebration of the life of a great artist. Enjoy!