Justin Guip performs with Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams on Cayamo
Justin Guip is a three-time Grammy Award winner who worked directly with Levon Helm from 2004-2012. Justin sat in on drums with the Levon Helm Band while the legendary musician played mandolin. He served as production manager for Helm’s Midnight Rambles and when the two partnered up to create a boutique recording studio in Helm’s now infamous, “Barn” in Woodstock, NY, Justin as the senior recording/ mix engineer produced numerous outstanding records for a list of music greats.
Justin developed the signature sound of Helm’s two Grammy Award- winning records – 2007’s “Dirt Farmer” and “Electric Dirt,” which was released in 2009. Justin earned his third Grammy Award for mix engineering the live Levon Helm Band during a 2008 performance that was released on a 2011 CD – “Ramble at the Ryman.” He lent his talents to Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower’s 2012 release “Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woodie Guthrie” and 2013 “Blue Clouds” which were nominated for Grammy Awards.
Justin never missed a single Midnight Ramble at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock or a Midnight Ramble on the Road. If he wasn’t mixing front of house sound on tour with the Levon Helm Band- he was honored to sit alongside Levon as his drummer during his swan song. He occupied the drummer’s chair for both The Midnight Ramble Band and The Dirt Farmer Band with Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Amy Helm and Byron Isaacs. Justin performs on the concert DVD “Love for Levon: A Benefit to Save the Barn” and engineered the music score for Helm’s documentary, “Ain’t In It For My Health.” He is credited as recording and mix engineer as well as appearing as a featured artist on “Levon Helm: The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume III.” Justin supported the Helm franchise by originally performing in The Amy Helm Band with Dan Littleton and Byron Isaacs and on Amy Helm’s record which he recorded and played drums.