Levon Helm Readies Ramble At The Ryman

On May 3rd, Vanguard Records will release Levon Helm’s Ramble At The Ryman, a live CD and DVD of a 2008 rave-up at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The acclaimed concert saw Helm and his band joined by special guests like Sheryl Crow, Buddy Miller, John Hiatt, Sam Bush and Billy Bob Thornton.

The set list draws from Band favorites like “Rag Mama Rag” and “The Weight,” and selections from Helms’ Grammy-winning 2008 album, Dirt Farmer. Helms’ band consists of his daughter, Amy, Bob Dylan guitarist Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Brian Mitchell, Erik Lawrence, Clark Gayton, Jay Collins, Steven Bernstein, Paul Ossola, Tony Leone and Sammy Davis.

In related news, on May 20th, Woodstock, New York will once again celebrate Levon Helm day, which was established in 2006 to honor the man for his contributions to the community.

Ramble At The Ryman Track list:

• “Ophelia”
• “Back to Memphis
• “Fannie Mae”
• “Baby Scratch My Back”
• “Evangeline”
• “No Depression in Heaven”
• “Wide River to Cross”
• “Deep Elem Blues”
• “Rag Mama Rag”
• “Time Out for the Blues”
• “The Shape I’m In”
• “The Weight”

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