Posted in music | pictures on July 19, 2011

photos by Chris La Putt

"Dear friends, Yes. That was me singing with Levon Helm & Emmylou & so many friends in Central Park. One of those nights you hold onto." - Tift Merritt

Levon Helm

Levon Helm, Emmylou Harris and Hayes Carll played Summerstage last night (7/18). Pictures from that show are in this post.

During Levon Helm's set, David Bromberg played on "Tongue" (a Bromberg song that Levon recorded with him) and Emmylou Harris helped perform "Evangeline", and then Harris, Hayes, Bromberg, Joan Osborne, Tift Merritt, Shawn Colvin and others joined the band for a performance of The Band's "The Weight." We don't have pictures of that part, but you can watch a video of it below.

"The Weight", as usual, was the last song in Levon's set. You can check out the full written setlist below though note they actually opened with "Ophelia" and didn't play "Wheels".

Setlist, video and pictures below....

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Levon Helm Band & Friends - "The Weight" 7/18/11 Summerstage

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Comments (15)

Levon does not look good at all. God bless him. The Band will forever be one of the greats.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:39 AM

Awesome. that's one hell of a great lineup for a show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:39 AM

Looks like my grandpa.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:42 AM

Levon was gonna do an electro-clash encore but his sequencer got stolen from the Silent Barn :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:54 AM

@11:42: Looks like Levon is about to become a grandpa based on the size of his daughter Amy's belly. Awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:58 AM

"Levon does not look good at all..."

Relative to when, 10 or 15 years ago? If you've seen him in the last 5 or so, he looks the same as he has. He's getting pretty old and is not in great shape anymore, but I think he looks well in those photos (I didn't go last night). He's a rock star, that's for sure. Keep on, Levon!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 11:59 AM

Just watched Festival Express - highly recommended!

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 12:06 PM

Well, the guy IS in his seventies now after all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 12:09 PM

great show, levon always brings it

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 12:28 PM

Levon looks great, considering his bout with throat cancer. He is much stronger than he was a couple of years ago. congrats on the impending birth of his 2nd grandchild (and to Amy as well).

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 12:54 PM

They need better locks on the doors at the old folks home.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 1:00 PM

The one black glove is bad ass

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 1:00 PM

It's cool they let Gary Busey drum for a few songs

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 2:22 PM

Anyone crackin on Levon is a complete idiot and doesn't know class when they see it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 3:43 PM

Hayes Carll is so irritating sounding that I just can't turn away, like an interesting bus wreck. Brilliant style.

And damn ain't Levon freakin' old?!?!?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 4:02 PM

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