- Levon Helm at Woodstock Playhouse
Woodstock Playhouse -
Note: This is not strictly bluegrass music, but rather a blend of rock, bluegrass and blues.
Levon Helm is Back at the Playhouse!
End of Summer Celebration
"The Ramble Around the Corner"
ALL TICKETS: $35
Buy Online at www.levonhelm.com
Or purchase at the door
Friday, Sept. 5th at 8:00pm
Guests To Be Announced
He saw the birth of rock and roll and though he’s too much of a gentleman to say it, his role in helping to keep that rebellious child healthy is more than just instrumental.
On May 26, 1940, Mark Lavon Helm was the second of four children born to Nell and Diamond Helm in Elaine, Arkansas. Diamond was a cotton farmer who entertained occasionally as a musician. The Helm’s loved music and often sang together. They listened to The Grand Ole Opry and Sonny Boy Williamson and His King Biscuit Entertainers regularly on the radio. A favorite family pastime was attending traveling music shows in the area. According to his 1993 autobiography, This Wheel’s On Fire, Levon recalls seeing his first live show, Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, at six years old. His description: “This really tattooed my brain. I’ve never forgotten it.”
Though always an enthusiastic and passionate performer, today with sheer joy and gratitude, he effortlessly captivates his audience young and old, with a rhythmic power all his own. During a career that has spanned almost five decades, Levon Helm has nurtured a tradition of professionalism with a deep respect for his craft and remains refreshingly genuine in a world that often compromises integrity. He is a master storyteller who weaves his tales with the magic thread of universality that ties us all. He beckons us to come in, sit awhile and enjoy. We see ourselves in his stories and we are home.
Rte. 212 & 375