Jimmy Vivino and Garth Hudson Perform Songs of THE BAND at Keswick Theatre Tonight
Tonight, November 24th at the Keswick Theatre in PA, Jimmy Vivino (from Conan & The Fab Faux, Midnight Ramble) and Garth Hudson (founding member of The Band, The Last Waltz,) present SONGS of THE BAND from their first four albums and 'The Basement Tapes'. They'll be joined by members of The Band, Levon Helm Band (Midnight Ramble Band), and Dirt Farmer Band: Jim Weider, Randy Ciarlante and Byron Isaacs. Special guest: Sister Maud Hudson.
The Thanksgiving weekend event marks The Last Waltz's 36th Anniversary and honors the three voices of The Band: Richard Manuel, Rick Danko, Levon Helm... especially poignant with the recent loss of Mr. Helm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Philabundance and Levon Helm's Keep It Goin.
Songs Of THE BAND, Featuring Jimmy Vivino & Garth Hudson
TONIGHT, Nov 24, 2012 8PM - Keswick Theatre Tickets click here
Former Levon Helm Band guitarist Jimmy Vivino returned to Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY on Friday to present an evening of music by The Band, dubbed "The Band Songs: A Celebration of Richard, Rick and Levon." Joining Vivino (who played piano for most of the evening) were a line-up of musicians formerly associated with The Band or The Levon Helm Band, including guitarist Jim Weider, drummer Randy Ciarlante and bassist Byron Isaacs. The evening's special guest was founding member of The Band Garth Hudson, who accompanied the musicians in recreating many of the classic songs culled from The Band's first three records. Selections included "Caledonia Mission," "The Weight," "King Harvest," "Whispering Pines," "It Makes No Difference," which featured a guest vocal appearance from Hudson's wife Maud, and many more. Throughout the evening, Hudson also paid tribute to his recently fallen bandmate with a selection of solo piano pieces. Jambands
GARTH HUDSON of "The Band" started his illustrious musical journey playing the Detroit/Windsor area in the late '50s with Paul London and the Capers. He toured Southern Ontario, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas in the early '60s with Ronnie Hawkins. Garth and bandmates soon became Bob Dylan's band on his first worldwide electric tour. The Dylan years lead The Band to relocate to Woodstock, New York in the late '60s. The Band's first release, Music from Big Pink, was critically acclaimed as one of the most influential records in rock history. You will hear Garth's wizardry on Norah Jones's Feels Like Home, on Hal Willner's tribute to Charlie Parker Bird Up, The Gipsy Kings' Roots, Los Lobos' Ride, and Neko Case's Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. Garth's long-awaited first solo CD, The Sea To The North, was released in 2001. Garth co-produced and recorded on Burrito Deluxe's The Whole Enchilada. He contributed unheard tracks from his personal vault to Capitol Records' six-disc The Band: A Musical History box set. Garth and Maud have released their duo CD, LIVE at the WOLF, as well as Garth's CD of Music For Our Lady Queen Of The Angels. He recorded on Daniel Lanois' albumHere Is What Is, and appears in Daniel's Feature Film of the same name. Garth enjoys composing, arranging and performing with Maud and his eleven-piece band named The Best! JUNO Hall of Fame (The Band), 1989 • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Band), 1994 • Canada South Blues Society, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002 • Hamilton Music Award, Instrumentalist of the Year, 2005 • Hamilton Dofasco Lifetime of Achievement Award (The Band), 2007 • Grammy Lifetime of Achievement Award (The Band), 2008.
Jimmy Vivino serves as the Music Director on the TBS late night show "CONAN." Vivino has been a consistent element in O'Brien's late night career, starting with the first episode of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" in September 1993. In June of 2008 Vivino moved from New York to Los Angeles and worked as Music Director/guitarist/arranger on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," "The Legally Prohibited from Being on Television Tour" and currently leads "Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band" on "CONAN."
When not appearing weeknights on TBS, Vivino divides his time between recording sessions and live gigs throughout the country. In addition to his solo work, Vivino plays with the successful Beatles tribute band "The Fab Faux." Vivino has also recorded and played live with such legends as Johnnie Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm and Al Kooper. Earlier in his career Jimmy got his start producing playing and arranging for such artists as Phoebe Snow, Laura Nyro, John Sebastian and Donald Fagen.
Prior to landing in television, Vivino worked on Broadway and in film. He arranged and orchestrated the scores for "Leader of the Pack" on Broadway, as well as "Sister Act" and "Sister Act 2" for Disney.
Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Vivino currently resides in Burbank, California.