Furthur Honor Levon Helm at The Capitol Theatre
Furthur honored Levon Helm on the one-year anniversary of his passing last night at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre. The Grateful Dead spinoff played “Tennessee Jed,” a song that Helm covered on his final studio album, Electric Dirt. In addition, Furthur offered a rendition The Band’s “The Shape I’m In,” followed by Lefty Frizzell’s “Long Black Veil,” a song The Band and Helm often performed. For the encore, the group played The Stanley Brothers’ “Angel Band” for the first time (though the members of the group have performed the song with other projects). A post on Helm’s longtime manager Barbara O’Brien’s Facebook page from yesterday read:
Our memories of you will never fade. I’m going to request Angel Band be played at 1:20 today. No pain. Only peace, Levon.
Furthur will return to the Capitol Theatre tonight. It will be the fifth show of their nine-night run, which wraps up on April 25.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Otherones.net
Friday, April 19, 2013, Furthur, Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Feel Like A Stranger, After Midnight, Ramble on Rose, Tennessee Jed, Big River, Dupree’s Diamond Blues, Box of Rain
Help on the Way > Slipknot! > The Shape I’m In > Long Black Veil > Uncle John’s Band > Viola Lee Blues > Standing on the Moon > New Speedway Boogie > Franklin’s Tower
E: Angel Band