Cover band to mark anniversary of The Last Waltz
The THE BAND Band, with the TTBB Horns, will pay tribute to The Band with a Last Waltz Anniversary Show at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the Towne Crier in Beacon.
While The Band may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band keeps their sound and spirit alive with faithful renditions of The Band’s Americana music, including classics such as Up on Cripple Creek, The Weight and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.
Since 2007, The THE BAND Band (Gary Solomon, Jack Kraft, Mike Corbin, Josh Radin and Vinny Nicosia) has shared the stage with Richie Havens, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Aztec Two-Step, Marshall Crenshaw and more. The individual band members have performed with such artists as Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, John Hall, Patti Smith, Keith Richards and many others.
The Band (Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson) first gained notoriety as Bob Dylan’s backup band on his controversial 1966 world tour. In 1968, The Band emerged on the rock ’n’ roll scene in their own right with the release of Music From Big Pink, followed a year later by their self-titled album, The Band.
They also appeared on the cover of Time magazine. The Band (in their original lineup) released six more albums before ending their touring career on Thanksgiving Day 1976, with their farewell concert, The Last Waltz, held at The Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Featuring numerous musical celebrities, the event was immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s 1978 documentary The Last Waltz.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for dinner. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. The Towne Crier is located at 379 Main St. in Beacon. For more information, visit townecrier.com or call 845-855-1300.