Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Weight

This video was floating around twitter this past week. It features the Levon Helm Band performing The Band's classic "The Weight" with Joe Pug and Elvis Costello in Vancouver on August 10, 2010. Pug is so adorable in this video, so obviously excited to be along these legends. As one commenter on You Tube said, "(Pug) looks like a kid on Christmas morning." Pug (age 23) could easily be Helm's (age 70) grandson. So cool! I also love the tuba solo. If the Levon Helm Band ever needs a backup tuba player, please give me a call!

Here's another sweet version of "The Weight" by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings backed by Old Crow Medicine Show.

The Weight.mp3
From: Live at St. Luke's in London (2009 bootleg)

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