press event: LOVE FOR LEVON x SAVE THE BARN x IZOD CENTER x 10.3.12

Love For Levon

IZOD Center, Rutherford, NJ. – Back on October 3, 2012, A fundraiser called “Love For Levon; Save The Barn” was held at the IZOD Center in Rutherford, NJ. After the passing of musician Levon Helm, his studio/barn was in need of financial aid. The vast music community came together for a fundraiser to save his barn. We were allowed to shoot photos and talk with some of the musicians down below the arena for an hour before the show.

Love For Levon

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Jakob Dylan

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Dierks Bentley & Joe Walsh

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Garth Hudson

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Grace Potter

Levon was well revered in the music community. His musical contributions spanned many generations and musicians worldwide. Here is just a select few that came out to donate their time in celebration of the blessed music Levon Helm left us all with.

Love For Levon
Mike Gordon of Phish

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My Morning Jacket

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Allen Toussaint

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John Hiatt

Love For Levon
Kenny Aronoff

Most of the photographer’s were denied access to shoot the actual performances for some reason or another.

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Don Was

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Robert Randolph

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Marc Cohn, John Prine, Joan Osborne

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David Bromberg

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Erik Lawrence

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Executive Producer, Keith Wortman

I happen to be in attendance for the show after these were taken. I can honestly say that Levon’s spirit was with us throughout the night as we sang and celebrated his music. It was a truly magical night indeed.

Setlist:
Shape I’m In – Warren Haynes
Long Black Veil – Gregg Allman & Warren Haynes
Trouble In Mind – Jorma Kaukonen
This Wheel’s On Fire – Levon Helm Band
Little Birds – Levon Helm Band & Garth Hudson
Listening to Levon – Marc Cohn
Move Along Train – Mavis Staples
Life Is A Carnival – Allan Toussaint
When I Paint My Masterpiece – John Prine & Garth Hudson
Anna Lee – Bruce Hornsby
Ain’t Got No Home – Jakob Dylan
Whispering Pines – Lucinda Williams
Rag Mama Rag – John Hiatt & Mike Gordon of Phish
Don’t Do It – David Bromberg & Joan Osborne
I Shall Be Released – Grace Potter
Tears of Rage – Ray La Montagne & John Mayer
Rockin’ Chair – Dierks Bentley
Chest Fever – Dierks Bentley & Garth Hudson
A Train Robbery/Get Up Jake – Eric Church
Tennessee Jed – Larry Campbell & John Mayer
Up On Cripple Creek – Joe Walsh & Robert Randolph
Ophelia – My Morning Jacket
It Makes No Difference – My Morning Jacket
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – My Morning Jacket & Roger Waters
Wide River To Cross – Roger Waters & Amy Helm
The Weight – All Artists

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