Music photographer Ahron Foster launches Kickstarter for new photo book

New York photographer Ahron Foster in a single moment captured what I believe could be the greatest music photograph ever snapped—Levon Helm on the cover of his 2007 comeback album, “Dirt Farmer.” For a musician who we all felt we knew so much about, primarily from his time with The Band, the look on Levon’sContinue reading “Music photographer Ahron Foster launches Kickstarter for new photo book”

Gov’t Mule, Danny Louis gear up for shows and glimpse of brighter days ahead

More than a year has passed since the last time Gov’t Mule multi-instrumentalist Danny Louis has performed in public with his band mates. So yeah, Danny is most certainly looking forward to this coming weekend, when Gov’t Mule is set to take the stage in New Haven, Connecticut, for three shows at the Westville MusicContinue reading “Gov’t Mule, Danny Louis gear up for shows and glimpse of brighter days ahead”

Joan Osborne, Nicki Bluhm, Chris Thile: Levon Helm Studios set for outdoor shows

Levon Helm Studios is charging out of the gate with shows in the wake of officials loosening pandemic restrictions on live music. The Woodstock, New York-venue that was the home of the late Levon Helm will host a series of outdoor shows at the destination known as The Barn. Performances will take place in aContinue reading “Joan Osborne, Nicki Bluhm, Chris Thile: Levon Helm Studios set for outdoor shows”

Byron Isaacs: From Lumineers to Lost Leaders, driven by the joy of sharing music

Byron Isaacs is eagerly anticipating that moment when he hits the stage, to the roar of the crowd, with his band mates in the Lumineers. “I cannot wait for it to start back up again,” said Isaacs, who plays bass for the Lumineers. “And I don’t know what it’s going to look like when weContinue reading “Byron Isaacs: From Lumineers to Lost Leaders, driven by the joy of sharing music”

Amy Helm: New album, ‘What The Flood Leaves Behind,’ set for June 18 release

Amy Helm on June 18 will release her third album, “What The Flood Leaves Behind,” an autobiographical collection of songs recorded at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York. The first single, “Breathing,” a lush, soulful serenade punctuated by organ and horns, is out now. Click here to listen. “What The Flood Leaves Behind,” accordingContinue reading “Amy Helm: New album, ‘What The Flood Leaves Behind,’ set for June 18 release”

Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams: ‘It Was The Music’ documentary driven by passion for performance

There is a scene in the new documentary, “It Was The Music,” that says plenty about multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, a veteran of playing with Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh, Jackson Browne and Levon Helm. Campbell is meeting with young musicians who, like him, play the violin. And while he brandishes a mandolin, Campbell leads something ofContinue reading “Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams: ‘It Was The Music’ documentary driven by passion for performance”

Machan Taylor, Danny Louis ‘Light the torch of love’ as they ‘Burn Down Babylon’ with new song

There is a post-mortem on 2020, a “Bridge Out Ahead” sign for 2021 and a riff that wags its finger at those of us unable or unwilling to come to grips with either. Danny Louis, multi-instrumentalist with Gov’t Mule, ignites a blaze with his guitar playing. And his horn playing delivers a subtle scene-setter thatContinue reading “Machan Taylor, Danny Louis ‘Light the torch of love’ as they ‘Burn Down Babylon’ with new song”