November, 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the “The Last Waltz,” The Band’s farewell concert on November 25, 1976. The original “The Last Waltz” was an all-star affair with dozens of rock icons joining The Band for one final concert. The show has since become legendary and is celebrated on special occasions. Last night was one of those special occasions. Dozens of musicians came together last night at the Capitol Theatre to recreate “The Last Waltz” in it’s entirety.
Last night’s roster included Phosphorescent performed the Bob Dylan suite, Sam Cohen, Nels Cline, Natalie Prass, Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Dave Dreiwitz (Ween / Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Ryan Miller (Guster), Binky Griptite (The Dap Kings), John Roderick (The Long Winters), Steve Marion (Delicate Steve), Jon Shaw (Shaky Graves, Cass McCombs), Alecia Chakour (Tedeschi Trucks, Warren Haynes Bands), Josh Kaufman, Eric D Johnson (Fruit Bats), Matt Trowbridge (RANA), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Stuart D. Bogie (Superhuman Happiness), Raymond James Mason, Jordan McLean and John Altieri. Wow.
Thanks to Sean Roche we have great front-row footage from the show. In addition to “Rag Mama Rag” here are more tunes from last night:
Up On Cripple Creek
The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
Georgia on My Mind
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
It Makes No Difference
All Our Past Times
Tura Lura Lural (That’s an Irish Lullaby)
I Don’t Believe You
For those of you that want more performances of “The Last Waltz,” you’re in luck. Warren Haynes is taking “The Last Waltz” on the road next January for an 11-date tour.
Jam DeetsJam Date: November 23, 2016
Featuring: Alecia Chakour, Binky Griptite, Dave Dreiwitz, Eric D Johnson, Eric Slick, Joe Russo, John Altieri, John Roderick, Jon Shaw, Jordan McLean, Josh Kaufman, Matt Trowbridge, Natalie Prass, Nels Cline, Phosphorescent, Raymond James Mason, Ryan Miller, Sam Cohen, Scott Metzger, Steve Marion, Stuart D. Bogie
Venue: Capitol Theater
Songs: Acadian Driftwood, All Our Past Times, Bessie Smith, Caldonia, Caravan, Georgia On My Mind, Helpless, I Don't Believe You, It Makes No Difference, King Harvest, Rag Mama Rag, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show, The Weight, Tura Lura Lural, Up On Cripple Creek
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