Monday, July 16, 2012

Robbie Fulks with a (not THE band); July 16, 2012; The Hideout

Tonight's theme was "Lovin' on Levon," a tribute to the drummer of the Band who had sadly passed away in April. Robbie had an all-star cast for this get-together, in fact he said he had to turn a lot of people down since "everyone wanted in on tonight's show." I think he chose his bandmates wisely. Vocal duties were distributed between Robbie, the terrific Nora O'Connor, keyboardist Chris Neville, and sweet-voiced drummer Gerald Dowd. Highlights included anything Dowd sang and a stellar version of "The Weight" which included verses sung by the bass player's thirteen year old daughter (who had recently made quite a splash on America's Got Talent- rightly so, she was fantastic) and an audience member who paid $5 to sing the Chester verse (and acquitted himself well). The night ended with Robbie and Nora doing Springsteen's "Atlantic City," which Helm used to do live.

Rest in peace Levon, rest in peace.

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