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Published: 2012/10/02

Mike Gordon, Jakob Dylan Join Love for Levon Benefit

Phish bassist Mike Gordon and The Wallflowers leader Jakob Dylan have joined the lineup for the Love for Levon benefit. As previously reported, the all-star event will celebrate the life of The Band’s Levon Helm at East Rutherford, NJ’s IZod Center tomorrow. Other confirmed acts include: Roger Waters, Gregg Allman, My Morning Jacket, Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, Band co-founder Garth Hudson, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne, Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh, Lucina Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, Robert Randolph, John Hiatt, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley and the Levon Helm Band. Don Was and Larry Campbell will serve as the evening’s musical directors. In another change, Patty Griffin has been removed from the event’s lineup. All proceeds will help save Helm’s barn and recording studio.

Gordon sat in with Helm during one of his Woodstock, NY-area Midnight Rambles. Helm has known Jakob Dylan since he backed his father in the late ’60s. More recently, Helm sat in with The Wallflowers on a few occasions in 1997.

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There are 5 comments associated with this post

T October 2, 2012, 10:03:07

Legend, John Prine will also be performing. For we should not forget to include mentioning him.

Jim October 2, 2012, 13:07:06

I’m confused. This sounds really cool but is it really to save his barn and recording studio?? I mean The Band was hugely successful I’d think that they all would be millionaires, so how is it that the barn and studio wouldn’t be paid for anyway??

Lavon October 2, 2012, 14:58:57

Robbie Robertson was credited with most of the songs so he gets all the royalties. Pretty messed up how it went down. See Levon’s autobiography “this wheel’s on fire”.

sam October 2, 2012, 15:27:27

I have loved Jakob Dylan’s music for years. Wish i could be there. I am sure this will be a great show, hope they get a lot of donation.

Pig Meat Makhon October 3, 2012, 11:38:48

Levon battled cancer for 20 years. Bills add up…

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