Earlier this month legendary drummer Levon Helm underwent a medical procedure that has sidelined him from any musical activity for a while. His famed Midnight Rambles will go on without him this Saturday as Warren Haynes and Donald Fagen will perform with the rest of The Levon Helm Band in Woodstock. Thankfully, the news from Plochmann Lane has been good of late with Levon gearing up for a return to action in March.
Helm’s manager, Barbara O’Brien, recently updated fans on Levon’s condition…
Levon is doing great and he sends his love and gratitude for all the kind words. He continues to rest and recuperate – soaking up the mid-winter sunshine and eating everything in site! Keep the cards and notes coming – they look great on the cork board in the house.
The Band drummer has just announced two new Midnight Rambles that each feature a fantastic opening act. British folk act Mumford and Sons will be Helm’s guest on March 10 followed by Los Lobos filling that role on March 31. Tickets for both Midnight Rambles go on sale tomorrow at 10AM EST through LevonHelm.com’s webstore and are sure to sell out in an instant. If you’ve always wanted to go to a Ramble, don’t put it off. It’s a wonderful musical experience that every fan of Helm and The Band needs to do at least once.