Levon Helm

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Love For Levon: A Benefit To Save The Barn

DVDS (2) LEVEL: ALL $24.99 When Levon Helm left us last year, mourners hoped to preserve his legacy by sustaining the Barn. In this beloved venue, Levon hosted the Midnight Rambles, where top musicians gathered for homespun concerts in a…

Modern Drummer
Sep 24, 2013

November 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Levon Helm!

(available on newsstands October 2, 2012) Remembering Levon Helm: The Band’s and Americana’s True Great Spirit Featuring J.J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell Tedeshi Trucks Band Ralph Molina Crazy Horse Doug Clifford Creedence Clearwater Revival Stephen Belans Update Grace Potter &…

Modern Drummer
Sep 27, 2012

Levon HelmRamble at the Ryman

DVD LEVEL: ALL $19.98 The things that make Levon Helm a great drummer and performer are hugely evident at this 2008 concert. Sixty-eight at the time of this show, Helm doesn’t let anything slide, doesn’t take one measure of rhythm…

Modern Drummer
Nov 30, 2011

Keith Langford from the Gourds

Hello, MD! It’s Keith Langford here from the Gourds in Austin, Texas. I’m writing to tell about my recent experience recording at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York, a.k.a. the Barn. The Gourds have been churning through the Americana…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2011

Web Update News

  John Tempesta is in the studio working on a new Cult record. For more on John go to moderndrummer-com.go-vip.net/2010/11/john-tempesta-2/. 311 have a new studio album out, Universal Pulse, produced by Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica) and mixed by drummer Chad…

Modern Drummer
Sep 1, 2011

Daniel Crean of Semi Precious Weapons

My name is Daniel Crean. I was born beside a train station. All my clothes are stolen. These truths factor in to why I play really loud. To get ready for my shows, I drink and pretend Danny Richmond just…

Modern Drummer
Aug 8, 2010

The Fab Faux's Rich Pagano - Talks to Modern Drummer About 10th Anniversary Show

Hi, Modern Drummer readers, Rich Pagano here. I'm a drummer/studio owner/producer based out of New York City. Some of you may know me from touring with Rosanne Cash and Patti Smith, or from my ten years (and counting) singing and…

Modern Drummer
Jan 9, 2009

The Great Levon Helm

Story by Ken Micallef Photos by Paul La Raia “You have to play some good music to get the people on the floor. I want to hear the meat. Until you can do that, it’s suspect to me.” There are…

Modern Drummer
Feb 16, 2008

The Fab Faux's Rich Pagano at the Beacon Theatre

Image Pagano in concert with the Fab Faux at the Beacon Theater, New York City By Billy Amendola New York City drummer Rich Pagano is way more than just a member of the hippest Beatle cover band you'll ever hear.…

Modern Drummer
Feb 1, 2006