So as the word came out yesterday that Levon Helm, longtime singer and drummer for The Band had lost his battle with cancer, The McLovins gathered last night to pay homage to this incredible man and his music. Since the addition of Atticus Kelly and Justin Berger at the beginning of the year, a Cripple Creek->Jessica double had become a staple of most McLovins sets. The guys felt a perfect way to honor Levon Helm was to record one of their performances of The Band's classic Cripple Creek. After a couple practice runs, they final recorded version was perfect in tone and tenor, the legacy of this mans music and his spirit lives on, as long as his music is being played, he will live on.
I don't have to speak, as she defends me
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one
Here's some photos from the night's set-up.. so nice to see the band was able to honor such an important influence on their music in such a respectful way...