Love For Levon
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Love For Levon
Love for Levon: Benefit To Save The Barn
GenreRock music
DatesOctober 3, 2012
Location(s)Izod Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
Years active2012

Love for Levon: Benefit To Save The Barn was a concert held on October 3, 2012 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The concert was a tribute to the life of The Band lead vocalist and drummer Levon Helm. The concert featured a wide variety of musicians who had worked with Helm as well as musicians who were influenced by him. Proceeds from the concert went towards keeping Helm's Woodstock barn in his family's control as well as continuing his Midnight Ramble concert series in the barn. The concert's musical directors were Don Was and Helm's frequent collaborator Larry Campbell.[1][2] The concert was released on CD and DVD on March 19, 2013.[3]

Album and video

Love for Levon: A Benefit to Save the Barn
High-contrast image of Levon Helm and the Barn
Live album by
various artists
ReleasedMarch 19, 2013
RecordedOctober 3, 2012
VenueIzod Center
East Rutherford, New Jersey
GenreRock, Americana
LabelTime Life Entertainment

The concert was released as a two-disc album on CD, and also as a two-disc video on DVD and Blu-ray, on March 19, 2013.[4][5][6]


House bands

There were two separate house bands for this performance which shared many of the same members. One band was The Levon Helm Band and the other was The All Star Band. The horn section backed both bands for most songs. Some songs included only some members of either band and My Morning Jacket performed their songs with only the assistance of the horn section.

The All Star Band
The Levon Helm Band
  • Larry Campbell - acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, lead and backing vocals
  • Amy Helm - lead and backing vocals
  • Teresa Williams - lead and backing vocals
  • Jim Weider - acoustic and electric guitar
  • Justin Guip - drums
  • Byron Isaacs - bass guitar, double bass
  • Brian Mitchell - piano, organ, accordion, keyboards
The Horn Section
  • Steven Bernstein - trumpet, alto horn, soprano trombone
  • Jay Collins - tenor saxophone
  • Earl McIntyre - trombone[7]
  • Howard Johnson - tuba, baritone saxophone
  • Erik Lawrence - soprano and alto saxophone[8]

Special guests

Roger Waters, Garth Hudson, My Morning Jacket, John Mayer, Joe Walsh, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Gregg Allman, Bruce Hornsby, Ray LaMontagne, John Hiatt, Grace Potter, Warren Haynes, Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, David Bromberg, Robert Randolph, John Prine, Jorma Kaukonen, Marc Cohn, Jakob Dylan, Mike Gordon, Joan Osborne, Jai Johanny Johanson, Jon Randall, Matt Burr, Barry Mitterhoff, Jessi Alexander, Steve Jordan, Shawn Pelton, Rami Jaffee and G.E. Smith[9]


The set list was composed primarily of songs by The Band and Levon Helm solo (including songs they covered or recorded on with another artist).

  1. "The Shape I'm In"
  2. "Long Black Veil"
  3. "Trouble in Mind"
  4. "This Wheel's on Fire"
  5. "Little Birds"
    • feat. Byron Isaacs and Teresa Williams
  6. "Listening to Levon"
  7. "Move Along Train"
  8. "Life is a Carnival"
  9. "When I Paint My Masterpiece"
  10. "Anna Lee"
  11. "Ain't Got No Home"
  12. "Whispering Pines"
  13. "Rag Mama Rag"
  14. "Don't Do It"
  15. "I Shall Be Released"
  16. "Tears of Rage"
  17. "Rockin' Chair"
  18. "Chest Fever"
    • feat. Garth Hudson, Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall and Jessi Alexander
  19. "A Train Robbery"
  20. "Get Up Jake"
    • feat. Eric Church
  21. "Tennessee Jed"
    • feat. John Mayer and Steve Jordan
  22. "Up on Cripple Creek"
  23. "Ophelia"
  24. "It Makes No Difference"
    • feat. My Morning Jacket
  25. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
  26. "Wide River to Cross"
    • feat. Roger Waters and G.E. Smith
  27. "The Weight"
    • feat. all guest musicians[10]


  1. ^ Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger. "Roger Waters joins Love for Levon tribute show". Retrieved .
  2. ^ Gary Graff/Detroit - BillBoard. "'Love for Levon' Concert Gets March Release on CD/DVD, Will Air on TV". Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Love For Levon (2xBlu-Ray + 2xCD)". Retrieved .
  4. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Love for Levon: A Benefit to Save the Barn". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Giles, Jeff (March 28, 2013). "Various Artists, Love for Levon - Album Review". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Horowitz, Hal (March 19, 2013). "Various Artists: Love for Levon". American Songwriter. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ Although Clark Gayton was listed in the liner notes, the DVD clearly shows that the trombone player for the entire concert was Earl McIntyre. This was confirmed in a personal conversation with Byron Isaacs who said that Clark had been invited but did not attend due to a schedule conflict.
  8. ^ "Love for Levon Helm Tribute Concert - Blackbird Presents". Archived from the original on 2012-09-29. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Tony LoBue. "'Levon Helm Official Website': Levon Helm Official Website". Retrieved .
  10. ^ New Jersey. "'Love for Levon': Levon Helm tribute concert live blog". Retrieved .

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