In honor of the life of the late The Band
drummer and vocalist Levon Helm
, his wife Sandy Helm
and daughter Amy Helm
have announced a public open house at Levon Helm Studios on the third anniversary of his untimely death, Sunday, April 19. From noon until 3 p.m. fans and admirers are welcome to tour Helm’s Woodstock, New York recording and performance facilities, including The Barn which was home to his legendary Midnight Ramble live concert events. The announcement noted no music is scheduled, “but in typical LHS tradition -‘ya never know who will show up.’” [Photo by Ahron R. Foster]
Levon Helm died April 19, 2012 at New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at age 71, after a long battle with cancer. He built The Barn in Woodstock in 1975 and began holding regular Midnight Rambles featuring rotating all-star lineups of talented musicians in 2005.