Trudy Ring’s Event Journal

Levonhelm 052809
Sunday August 15, 2010 / 7:00pm
Levon Helm and Jenny Lewis
1 ticket
Section B

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Levon Helm is one of the greatest musicians ever, and he's assembled a fabulous band. They played a great mix of songs made famous by The Band, traditional folk tunes, and others. Special guest Steve Earle did a couple of his own wonderful songs and covered the Rolling Stones' "Sweet Virginia" to great effect, then returned for the finale of "The Weight" (the only thing more awesome would have been seeing it done by the original lineup of The Band--impossible, unfortunately) and the encore, "I Shall Be Released." Opening act Jenny Lewis was very good, as was Jim Bianco, who played guitar and sang while people were coming in. Altogether, a great night of Cosmic American Music in the breathtakingly beautiful setting of the Greek Theatre.