"The Weight" from ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2012

An all-star lineup performs the classic "The Weight" in tribute to the late Levon Helm during the 2012 Americana Music Awards.

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Comment by nancy blue on November 16, 2012 at 7:43am
The entire concert was broadcast last week on local PBS stations. This motley assemblage is the embodiment of what great music is all about these days. The unsung heroes included: Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Richard Thompson, Don Was, Emmylou Harris, Darrell Scott, Bonnie Raitt, James Booker, Brittany Howard, Amy Helm, Teresa Williams, and Larry Monroe. I hope all names were properly spelled and I didn't catch the great drummer capturing Levon's spirit. The festival will be rebroadcast on PBS again so watch your listings for it. The show in its entirety was great but seeing this finale in the context of the whole show had me jumping off the couch as Bonnie wailed on slide. Thanks for posting this snippet.
Comment by Sam on November 14, 2012 at 3:19am

Brilliant - I've played this five times already this morning! Many thanks.

Comment by jackie shoun ringersma on November 13, 2012 at 7:39pm

@ Patsy, Brittany is in a band called Alabama Shakes.  Check them out, she is amazing!

Comment by jackie shoun ringersma on November 13, 2012 at 7:19pm

@Patsy Raney, I do believe that is Mr. Sam Bush on the mandolin.  ;-)

Comment by jackie shoun ringersma on November 13, 2012 at 7:15pm

Oh Kyla!  Thanks for this video.  I saw alot of bands this summer playing tributes to Levon Helm, each one was special.

Comment by Patsy Raney on November 13, 2012 at 6:21pm

good god; who is Brittany Howard?? love her.   Others not credited: Buddy, Jim Lauderdale, Richard Thompson; who's playing mando? 

Comment by Jenn Teel Borland on November 9, 2012 at 7:28am

Brittany Howard is amazing!

Comment by Rick Boardman on November 9, 2012 at 6:00am

I think I see Buddy Miller on guitar.  Who else on stage is not credited?

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Created by No Depression Feb 17, 2009 at 9:06pm. Last updated by No Depression Sep 24, 2012.