Throwback | Weir & Russo Guest With Levon Helm At Vibes 2011

Less than nine months before Levon Helm lost his battle with cancer, he played one of his last festival sets at Gathering Of The Vibes in Bridgeport, CT on July 22, 2011. The Levon Helm Band's memorable performance at the festival featured guest spots from Bob Weir, Joe Russo and Cindy Cashdollar.

While Levon's voice was not in good shape, the many singers within his band - including his pregnant (at the time) daughter Amy - helped cover some of the legendary The Band drummer's vocal parts. Russo and Cashdollar came out for a rendition of "Evangeline" that saw Levon play mandolin. Then, Weir emerged to join the Levon Helm Band, Russo and Cashdollar on "Deep Elem Blues." Watch pro-shot footage of "Deep Elem":

Bobby then stuck around for a tender rendition of "Attics Of My Life" featuring Larry Campbell, Amy Helm and Teresa Williams. Here's fan-shot footage of "Attics":

Levon's set at Vibes in 2011 ended the way most of his performances did...with "The Weight." Cashdollar and Russo helped out on the band's finale. Take a look at pro-shot footage of "The Weight":

The 2014 installment of Gathering Of The Vibes runs from July 31 - August 3 at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, CT. Widespread Panic, John Fogerty, The Disco Biscuits with Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann, Lotus: Talking Heads Deconstructed, Ziggy Marley, Slightly Stoopid, Maceo Parker, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Dumpstaphunk are among the 60+ acts set to play Vibes this year. For more info, the full lineup and to buy tickets, head to the festival's website.

[Published on: 7/24/14]

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