Last Waltz Trib Concert Set for Nov. 24


Members Of Antibalas,
Dr. Dog, Vetiver, Warren Haynes Band And Others To Perform All 41 Songs Played
At The Original Concert. Actors From Mad Men, Two Broke Girls And House Of
Cards To Perform Spoken Word Segments Originally Performed By Lawrence Ferlinghetti And Michael McClure.
(No Word Yet On Whether The Great “Neil Young-With-Cocaine-Wad-In-His-Nose”
Scene Will Be Re-created, However.)


By Blurt Staff


On November 24 a star-studded lineup of musicians will pay
tribute to the historic concert and legendary film by The Band: The Last Waltz. Entitled The Complete
Last Waltz
, the concert will take place at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre
and will feature all 41 songs originally performed The Band along with a long
line of legendary guests in San Francisco on Thanksgiving night 1976. Here’s a familiar glimpse (courtesy of the
1978 Scorcese film):




Already confirmed to perform are Stuart Bogie, Jordan
McClean and Aaron Johnson of Antibalas, Dave Dreiwitz of Ween, Erick Slick of
Dr. Dog, Ira Elliot of Nada Surf, Andy Cabic of Vetiver, Alecia Chakour of the
Warren Haynes Band, Cass McCombs and more. (See below for complete list) Sam
Cohen (Yellowbirds, Apollo Sunshine) will serve as musical director.
Additionally, actors Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Beth Behrs (Two Broke Girls) and
Mike Kelly (House of Cards) will be on hand to read the spoken word portion of
the evening originally performed by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Michael McClure
and others. More artists will be announced soon.

The concert marks the first produced by Golden Gate Presents, a company founded
in 2012 with the goal of mounting singular, once in a lifetime collaborative
music events bringing together a wide range of musicians. A portion of the
profits will be donated to the ‘Save the Barn’ fund to save Levon Helms’ home,
barn and studio, and to continue his popular Midnight Ramble Sessions.

“Golden Gate Presents is truly thankful to all the artists coming to
perform and celebrate The Band in much the same way The Band paid homage to
their influences in the original,” comments Ramie Egan of Golden Gate,
“It’s going to be a great time!”

Artists Confirmed as of Oct 19:

Stuart Bogie (Antibalas)
Jordan McClean (Antibalas)
Aaron Johnson (Antibalas)
Cass McCombs
Jocie Adams (The Low Anthem)
Joe Russo (Furthur)
Erick Slick (Dr Dog)
Scott McMicken (Dr Dog)
Dave Dreiwitz (Ween)
John Roderick (The Long Winters)
Ira Elliot (Nada Surf)
Ian Ball (Gomez)
Andy Cabic (Vetiver)
Alecia Chakour (Warren Haynes Band)
Marco Benevento
Scott Metzger (Wolf!)
Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds)
Eric Johnson (Fruit Bats)
Trixie Whitley
Blake Hazard (The Submarines)
Josh Kaufman (Yellowbirds)
Rob Burger
John Van Deusen (The Lonely Forest)



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