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Okkervil River playing NYC w/ Levon Helm Band (dates), Will Sheff contributed to new Norah Jones album (streaming)

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 Levon Helm

The Levon Helm Band will be departing from their weekly “Midnight Ramble” gig at Helm’s Studio in Woodstock for a show at NYC’s Terminal 5 on Thursday, January 7th, 2010. Joining them at this show be Okkervil River (currently their only scheduled show). Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 6th at noon.

Okkervil River’s last full band show in NYC was January ’09 at the then-new-venue Bell House. The band recently appeared on an episode of Austin City Limits with M. Ward. A clip of them performing the song “Unless It’s Kicks” from that is posted below.

Okkervil River’s Will Sheff is one of the songwriters that collaborated with Norah Jones on her new album, The Fall, out November 17th on Blue Note. The record also includes co-writing contributions from Ryan Adams and frequent Jones partner Jesse Harris, guitarwork from Marc Ribot and Smokey Hormel, and keys from Roots member James Poyser. It’s streaming in full at NPR.

The ACL video and all tour dates are below…

Levon Helm Band – 2009 Tour Dates
Nov 07 – Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY w/ The Duke & The King, Little Sammy Davis & Fred Scribner
Nov 14 – Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY w/ Marshall Crenshaw, Little Sammy Davis & Fred Scribner
Nov 20 – Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY #
Nov 21 – Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY w/ Eric Church & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Nov 28 – Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY w/ Emory Joseph, Little Sammy Davis & Fred Scribner
Dec 05 – Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY w/ Imelda May, Little Sammy Davis & Fred Scribner
Dec 12 – Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY w/ Joe Louis Walker, Little Sammy Davis & Fred Scribner
Dec 19 – Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY w/ Joan Osborne, Little Sammy Davis & Fred Scribner
Dec 31 – Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock, NY w/ The Alexis P. Suter Band
# Acoustic Ramble w/ Levon Helm, Amy Helm, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams with special guests, Martha Scanlan and Byron Isaacs.

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