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- Posted on Oct 5th 2009 10:30AM by Mike Ayers
Campbell took most of the vocal duties and churned out solid renditions of the Grateful Dead classic 'Tennessee Jed' and the hard blues of 'Jealous Man,' but it was Campbell's wife Teresa Williams and Levon's daughter, Amy Helm, who dazzled with their vocals during 'Long Black Veil' and the Band's classic 'The Shape I'm In.'
While Levon's vocals may have been absent, that didn't mean necessarily mean he was forbidden to move around. At one point, he stepped out and joined the band on mandolin during the traditional song 'Deep Elm Blues.' The five-piece horn section behind him was busy breaking it down, to which Helm felt that he should too -- standing up and doing an odd, crouching boogie that sort of looked like the mashed potato. The crowd loved it and for Helm, we'll give a free pass on any stage antics he might pull as long as he's not abandoning the drum kit.
The Levon Helm Band's latest album, 'Electric Farmer,' was released this past June.