The THE BAND Band: 50th Anniversary of Music From Big Pink
Join us for a special celebration and tribute to The Band and their mentor and long-time collaborator, Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan!

Every rootsy rock band ever owes something to The Band's 1968 album "Music From Big PInk,"  a bold embrace of American tradition and down-to-earth simplicity released into an era of protest and psychedelia. "Big Pink" was a pink house in Woodstock, New York, where the Band – Dylan's '65-66 backup band on tour – moved to be near Dylan after his motorcycle accident. While he recuperated, the Band backed him on the demos later known as The Basement Tapes and made its own debut. Dylan offered to play on the album; the Band said no thanks. "We didn't want to just ride his shirttail," drummer Levon Helm said. Dylan contributed "I Shall Be Released" and co-wrote two other tunes. But it was the rustic beauty of the Band's music and the incisive drama of its own reflections on family and obligations, such as "The Weight," that made Big Pink an instant homespun classic. The The Band Band celebrates the album's 50th anniversary for this special show. The THE BAND Band is without a doubt the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today. While The Band may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band is keeping their sound and spirit alive and well with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their legendary repertoire. This group of veteran musicians showcases the astounding breadth and depth of The Band's distinctively original Americana music.

  
Other Appearances:
Saturday, April 7 at 7 pm

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