The Life And Times Of Levon Helm Celebrated With Release Of Exclusive Live Videos


[photogallerylink id=36526]The countless contributions and unforgettable memories provided by legendary musician [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Levon Helm[/lastfm] over the course of his storied 55-year career are being celebrated with the release of a number of classic Helm performances, taken from past Mountain Jam festivals. The videos come just six days removed from Helm’s unfortunate passing and are being released by the fine people behind The Mountain Jam Festival, a 4-day music event which Helm frequented, held annually at the world class Hunter Mountain ski resort in upstate New York. The new videos feature stellar renditions of classic Helm songs including an extremely special performance of The Weight, taken from Levon’s 70th birthday celebration at Mountain Jam 2010. The performance was highlighted by the inclusion of a number of longtime icons playing alongside Helm including [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Warren Haynes[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ray LaMontagne[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Steely Dan[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sam Bush[/lastfm] and more!


Click play below to check out the once in a lifetime performance of The Weight, featuring the all-star cast of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Warren Haynes[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ray LaMontagne[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Steely Dan[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sam Bush[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]David and Patterson Hood[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Steve Earle[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jackie Greene[/lastfm] and of course, the late, great [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Levon Helm[/lastfm]: 


Check out another video of Helm performing the song Rag Mama Rag at Mountain Jam 2008: 


Watch Helm perform I Shall Be Released at Mountain Jam 2008, once again with the great [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Warren Haynes[/lastfm]: 


For more exclusive live videos of Helm and other past Mountain Jammers, be sure to visit Mountain Jam’s Official Site.

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