New Release: Levon Helm Ramble at the Ryman DVD

Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman scene

Levon leaves cripple creek behind for a Ramble at the Ryman.

On May 17, 2011, Vanguard Records released Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman, a live music performance by the seminal singer/drummer/musician and his band, on DVD, CD and even vinyl!

Recorded in 2008 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the acclaimed concert features Helm and company joined by special guests Sheryl Crow, Buddy Miller, John Hiatt, Sam Bush and Billy Bob Thornton (Faster).

The set list includes favorite songs from The Band including “Evangeline” and “The Weight,” and selections from Helms’ Grammy-winning 2008 album, Dirt Farmer. Helms’ band consists of his daughter Amy, Bob Dylan guitarist Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Brian Mitchell, Erik Lawrence, Clark Gayton, Jay Collins, Steven Bernstein, Paul Ossola, Tony Leone and Sammy Davis.

The DVD carries a list price of $1998, the CD $14.53 and the vinyl $18.88. No bonus features are on the DVD.

Here’s the full list of songs:

  • “Ophelia”
  • “Back to Memphis
  • “Fannie Mae”
  • “Baby Scratch My Back”
  • “Evangeline”
  • “No Depression in Heaven”
  • “Wide River to Cross”
  • “Deep Elem Blues”
  • “Rag Mama Rag”
  • “Time Out for the Blues”
  • “The Shape I’m In”
  • “The Weight”


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