Now that Levon Helm has passed and his organization has decided to “Keep It Goin’,” music fans will still have the chance to visit The Band drummer’s home/studio/music venue for future Midnight Rambles. In the past it didn’t matter which Ramble you went to, you’d still get a chance to watch Levon in action. Without Helm, it’s more important than it used to be that you pick a Ramble lineup that appeals to you. For instance, if you want to see a bevy of The Band songs, a special, just-announced Ramble on August 10th will be right up your alley.
On August 10th longtime Levon collaborator and leader of Conan O’Brien’s Basic Cable Band Jimmy Vivino will present a special Ramble dubbed The Band Songs – A Celebration of Richard (Manuel), Rick (Danko) and Levon. Joining Vivino at this unusual Friday Midnight Ramble will be The Band keyboardist Garth Hudson as well as former Band members Randy Ciarlante and Jim Weider. Tickets for this show are expected to go on sale soon.
A number of other August Rambles have been announced including an August 4th date with Corky Laing, an August 11th date with Lucinda Williams and a August 25th event with Mike and Ruthy. Tickets for these performances are either on sale now or will go on sale soon via LevonHelm.com.