Review: Love for Levon | 10/03/12 – IZOD Center, East Rutherford NJ
Greg   October 4, 2012 at 2:11 am   0 Comments

Easily one of the most incredible concert lineups in decades, the Love For Levon event tonight was phenomenal.  Beginning shortly after 8PM and continuing for hours, the stage was constantly filled with stars from all over the world honoring the late Levon Helm, of The Band.  This show was truthfully a dream come true for myself and the entire audience in attendance.  You can find a fully detailed setlist below.

1. “The Shape I’m In” – Warren Haynes

2. “Long Black Veil” – Gregg Allman & Warren Haynes

3. “Trouble in Mind” – Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff

4. “The Wheel’s on Fire” – Midnight Ramble Band (Larry Campbell vocals)

5. “Little Birds” – Midnight Ramble Band (Amy Helm vocals)

6. “Listening to Levon” – Marc Cohn

7. “Move Along Train” – Mavis Staples

8. “Life is a Carnival” – Allen Toussaint

9. “When I Paint My Masterpiece” – Garth Hudson

10. “Anna Lee” – Bruce Hornsby, Amy Helm & Teresa Williams

11. “Ain’t Got No Home” – Jakob Dylan & Rami Jaffee

12. “Whispering Pines” – Lucinda Williams

13. “Rag Mama Rag” – John Hiatt & Mike Gordon

—-Intermission—-

14. “Baby Don’t You Do It” – Joan Osborne & David Bromberg

15. “I Shall Be Released” – Grace Potter

16. “Tears of Rage” – Ray LaMontagne & John Mayer

17. “Rockin’ Chair” – Dierks Bentley

18. “Chest Fever” – Dierks Bentley & Garth Hudson

19. “A Train Robbery” – Eric Church

20. “Get Up Jake” – Eric Church

21. “Tennessee Jed” – John Mayer & Larry Campbell

22. “Up on Cripple Creek” – Joe Walsh & Robert Randolph

23. “Ophelia” – My Morning Jacket

24. “It Makes No Difference” – My Morning Jacket

25. “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” – My Morning Jacket & Roger Waters

26. “Wide River to Cross” – Roger Waters & G.E. Smith

27. “The Weight” – entire lineup performed on stage together

There were numerous cameras at the show tonight which leads me to believe there will be a DVD or TV special of this performance which should be watched by every person on this planet who listens to music, and frankly, who doesn’t.  Levon Helm helped shaped rock n’ roll and was one of the most influential people in the live music scene.  As every artist made clear during their performance how honored they were to be there that night, the love felt for Levon was second to none.  Although he may no longer be with us, his spirit will live on forever!  RIP to the great Levon Helm!  Tonight was for you!