Kudos to everyone involved in putting on last night’s amazing Levon Helm tribute at Brooklyn Bowl. We’ll have a full report and photo set in the coming days, but we wanted to share the setlist and a batch of high-def videos from our pal Sunil featuring many highlights.
Levon Helm Tribute – Ain’t No More Cane, Jemima Surrender, Yazoo Street Scandal, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Deep Elem Blues, W.S. Walcott’s Medicine Show, King Harvest, The Shape I’m In, The Weight
Here’s a take on the setlist from last night. There were dozens of guests coming on and off for each tune, so we focused on listing everything played and who sang what.
Set: Ophelia* (sung by Scott Metzger), Slippin & Slidin’ (sung by Kelli Scarr), Goin’ Back To Memphis (sung by Dreiwitz), Ain’t No More Cane(sung by Ryan Miller of Guster, Luke Rathborne and Matthew Houck), Look Out Cleveland (sung by Matthew Houck and Tom Hamilton), Jemima Surrender (sung by Craig Finn), Yazoo Street Scandal (sung by Craig Finn), When I Paint My Masterpiece (sung by Chris Harford), Evangeline (sung by Kim Krans), Whispering Pines (sung by Nicole Atkins), Dirt Farmer (sung by Grayson Capps), Don’t Ya Tell Henry (sung by Tom Hamilton), Don’t Do It* (sung by Jonah Smith), Up On Cripple Creek (sung by Diamond Doves), W.S. Walcott Medicine Show (sung by Sam Cohen), Rag Mama Rag (sung by Sam Cohen), The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down* (sung by Ian Felice), King Harvest (sung by Kelli Scarr), Anna Lee (sung by Kelli Scarr, Leah Siegel and more), Calvary, Long Black Veil (sung by Diamond Doves), I Ain’t Got No Home (sung by Diamond Doves), Mystery Train* (sung by Jim Keller and Byron Isaacs), I Don’t Want To Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes* (sung by Luke Rathborne), Deep Elem Blues* (sung by Nate Martinez), The Shape I’m In (sung by Brian Mitchell), I Shall Be Released (sung by Nicole Atkins, Ian Felice and Ryan Miller), The Weight (sung by many)
* – w/ horn section
The above setlist is incomplete as far as guests. We do know Levon Helm Band members Jim Weider, Byron Isaacs and Brian Mitchell each sat in on multiple songs as did a trio of female backing vocalists (Kelli Scarr, Leah Siegel and ?) and multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby.