The Wood Brothers never disappoint in bringing the house down in their hometown, and last week's show was no exception. The evening started with Amy Helm (product of Levon Helm). She has a beautiful voice, and stage presence and her band members were exquisite. I saw hints of 'The Band'... made me wonder if her Dad was at the Theater last evening. Great way to start the night!
THE BIG WEEKEND will take place over three nights across five music venues in Chicago from Oct 4 – 6. Following the model of a city takeover, the inaugural festival will feature performances from Umphrey's McGee, Lettuce, Emancipator Ensemble, Leftover Salmon, Papadosio and more. Read more about The Big Weekend in Pollstar, who spoke to Paradigm's Lee Anderson about the festival.
Grateful Web recently had a humbling opportunity to speak with Amy Helm, mandolinist, singer/songwriter, and bandleader of The Handsome Strangers. She also cofounded Midnight Ramble Band, whose roots began with her father the late and great Levon Helm, an Arkansan who met a gifted group of Canadian musicians and inevitably formed The Band in 1964.