live music: LOVE FOR LEVON x SAVE THE BARN BENEFIT x IZOD CENTER x 10.3.12

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
Roger Waters with Levon Helm’s red baseball cap.

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 Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
Larry Campbell, John Mayer and Amy Helm.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
Larry Campbell.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
John Prine.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
Mike Gordon of Phish.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
John Hiatt.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
David Bromberg.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
Joe Walsh of the Eagles with Robert Randolph.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
Grace Potter.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
Dierks Bentley.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
Garth Hudson [left].

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
Erik Lawrence, Gregg Allman, Carl Broemel, Warren Haynes, and David Bromberg.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
Mavis Staples, Joe Walsh, and Roger Waters.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.
Dierks Bentley, Ray LaMontagne, and Eric Church.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

Love For Levon Save The Barn Benefit at the IZOD Center. Photos by Joe Russo.

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.

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

You can see the rest of my live Love For Levon photos here or the Press Photos before the benefit here.

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