7/18/07 Levon Helm @ The Ryman, Nashville, Tenn.

What a show… The Americana Music Association, in its first stab at such a weighty concert undertaking, brought the 67-year-old singer/drummer to Music City for a classic night. You’d have never know that the voice behind The Band battled throat cancer in the ‘90s; it was as gripping and strong as ever, and Helm ripped through timeless tunes from his band’s catalog, in addition to some cherry-picked old traditionals and even some Springsteen.What a show… The Americana Music Association, in its first stab at such a weighty concert undertaking, brought the 67-year-old singer/drummer to Music City for a classic night. You’d have never know that the voice behind The Band battled throat cancer in the ‘90s; it was as gripping and strong as ever, and Helm ripped through timeless tunes from his band’s catalog, in addition to some cherry-picked old traditionals and even some Springsteen. We especially enjoyed his cover of “Atlantic City.” The Boss would’ve been very proud. Helm’s new album, Dirt Farmer, will be released on October 30th via Vanguard Records. No questions asked…go buy it!

americanamusic.org
http://www.levonhelm.com

Set List:
Mail Train
Ophelia
Memphis
Fanny Mae
Scratch My Back
I Wanna Know
Goodbye My Love
Got Me a Woman
Atlantic City
Ashes of Love
Did You Love Me
Sittin’ On Top of the World (with Sam Bush)
One More Shot
Wide River (with Buddy Miller)
Rough and Rocky (with Emmylou Harris)
Evangeline (with Emmylou Harris)
Rag Mama
Beautiful Lies
R + R Shoes
Shape I’m In
Rain Down
Tears of Rage
Chest Fever
Weight
Encore: I Shall Be Released

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