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Published: 2012/04/23

Another Message from Levon Helm’s Studio

Barbara O’Brien with Levon Helm and Larry Campbell

Levon Helm’s longtime manager, studio chief and friend Barbara O’Brien has posted an official statement. The message, which appears on Levon Helm’s official Facebook page, says:

There is a gaping hole in my life and in my heart. Your words of kindness and compassion have been a source of of great comfort to me and to the rest of the team. As Levon always said, no man is an island. The successes we have achieved over the past 9 years weren’t the result of any one person’s efforts. The successes came from a combination of the foundation that was built by people before me and by the people who arrived on the scene with me. Added to the formula was a fan base unlike any other. You all have stood by us through thick and thin – through voice and no voice, through illness and through health. As Levon always said, we’re all partners. Let’s not allow that partnership to falter. Keep following my FB posts because I have a plan – and I’d like you all to be part of it. Again, thank you so much for your strength through this very, very painful time for us. We need you.

Her note indicates that she will continue to host music at Helm’s Woodstock, NY studio as a tribute to the legendary Band drummer. Relix and will post additional information when it becomes available.


There are 5 comments associated with this post

Bill April 23, 2012, 13:31:28

I hope this means the Rambles will continue in some form. Obviously it won’t be the same without Levon but i’m pretty sure he’ll have a big smile on his face to see the music continue….

Ryan H. April 23, 2012, 14:25:12

I hope you’re right Bill…..would be nice to see Amy, Larry, and the rest of the band keep Levon’s spirit alive in the Barn!

DK April 23, 2012, 14:31:29

Sounds like they are going to keep it going. I hope they do. I went last year and it was one of the musical highlights of my life. It obviously won’t be the same without Lee, but it will still be one of the top musical venues in the country (and outfitted with top musicians, of course).

Joanne deLange April 27, 2012, 08:46:54

I had the great pleasure of escorting Maggie, Larry’s mother, to many of the shows, and when we lost Maggie, I didn’t think I could make the trip again. Levon was such an inspiration; the walls of the Barn reverberated love and strength, it would be fantastic to allow the musical spirit which remains there to once again find its audience. My thoughts and prayers are with Amy, Sandy, Barbara, Teresa, Larry and the rest of the bandmates. When the time is right, although it will never be the same; hopefully, we will feel and hear what Levon created again. Joanne deLange

cindy August 7, 2012, 22:12:06


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