Friday, July 31, 2009
Levon Helm heads back to Tennessee Jed on Letterman
I was totally psyched to see Levon Helm play Tenn Jed on the David Letterman show the other night. It was well done - very Jerry Garcia and Levon Helms all in one. I was also happy to see Larry Campbell on stage playing lead guitar with his slide (Campbell played lead guitar for Bob Dylan and Phil Lesh & Friends). Even after all this time, musicians like Levon Helm are still paying tribute to Garcia (I could not help, but see the connections to the recent 36 year anniversary of Watkins Glen, NY - 7/28/73 - show when The Band and The Dead played together and Helms playing Tenn Jed on the David Letterman show). Check out the video by clicking on > Tenn Jed by Levon Helm.