Full Show Audio: The Last Waltz 40 Ends Inaugural Tour With Guest Garth Hudson

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After a successful first outing earlier this year, organizers of the recent The Last Waltz 40 Tour: A Celebration Of The 40th Anniversary Of The Last Waltz featuring the music of The Band have added more shows to the all-star outing. In honor of the tribute continuing, we devote this week’s installment of Full Show Friday to the last show of the first leg of The Last Waltz 40 Tour.

The recent leg of The Last Waltz 40 Tour wrapped up at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on February 4. The Band keyboardist Garth Hudson was a special guest which made the tour closer stand out even more than it otherwise would. Guitarist Warren Haynes fronts the house band which also includes bassist Don Was, keyboardist John Medeski, guitarist Jamey Johnson, keyboardist Michael McDonald and drummer Terence Higgins. The ensemble had gelled well by the final night as displayed on riveting versions of “Up On Cripple Creek,” “This Wheels On Fire,” “Ophelia” and “Mystery Train.”

Garth Hudson contributes to the last handful of songs from the evening, but he was just one of four special guests. Keyboardist Ivan Neville was on hand as was legendary percussionist Cyril Neville and original Last Waltz performer, guitarist Bob Margolin. There’s plenty to enjoy throughout the recording which has us excited for Round Two.

Stream a crispy recording of the Maryland show taped by Opsopcopolis and shared by Jam.Buzz:

Set One: Theme From the Last Waltz, Up on Cripple Creek, The Shape I’m In, Stage Fright, Georgia on My Mind, Life Is a Carnival, It Makes No Difference, Down South in New Orleans, Who Do You Love?, This Wheel’s on Fire, King Harvest (Has Surely Come), The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Set Two: Ophelia, Caravan, Helpless, Mystery Train, Rag Mama Rag, Mannish Boy, Kind Hearted Woman Blues, Farther Up the Road, Such a Night, Forever Young, The Weight, I Shall Be Released

Encore: The Genetic Method > Chest Fever, Don’t Do It

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