Saturday, April 28, 2012

Woodstock Mourning

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WOODSTOCK, N.Y. — He was that impossible rarity in modern music, a figure at once indelibly international and utterly local, whose shows in his hilltop barn drew fans and musicians from around the world, as well as the local carpenters, cops and firefighters who were part of his daily life.

More than two thousand of them came out on Thursday April 26, 2012 to mourn Levon Helm’s death and to celebrate the elusive alchemy he had created, which turned strangers into friends, the past into the present and Woodstock once again into a magical destination decades after its heyday was thought to have passed. MORE HERE & HERE

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