Mavis Staples to Ramble with Levon Helm
Mavis Staples will join Levon Helm at one of his Woodstock, NY Midnight Rambles this June. Though most of The Band drummer’s Rambles take place on Saturdays, this special Ramble will take place on Friday, June 3. Staples and her family band performed with The Band at the historic concert filmed for The Last Waltz.
In related news, Helm has added a second 71st birthday show to his spring tour. In addition to a birthday Ramble on May 21, Helm and his band will perform at the nearby Kingston, NY Ulster Performing Arts Center on May 27. The birthday performance will feature appearances by Marc Cohn, Donald Fagen and Natalie Merchant, as well as some additional surprise guests.