Classic concert: Rick Danko Live At Capitol Theatre Dec 17 1977
About a month after the release of his self titled album, Rick Danko, Danko did a tour to support the album. He did not mean to rest on his laurels after The Band had split up and he clearly enjoys this concert. And the album is good, he had some very fine songs to bring the audience. In the concert we present here today he played 8 of the 10 songs from the album and included a few covers and some favourites from The Band’s catalogue.
Rick Danko Live At Capitol Theatre Dec 17 1977 :
Continue reading Classic concert: Rick Danko Live At Capitol Theatre Dec 17 1977
Good concert video recorded at the Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA, April 22, 1994, during the New Orleans Blues and Heritage Festival. The Band were the opening act for the Allman Brothers Band. The video does not contain the complete show (there are at least 4 songs missing).
Highlights are Blind Willie McTell and Atlantic City
Featuring Rick Danko, Levon Helm, and Garth Hudson, with Randy Ciarlante, Jim Weider, and Richard Bell.
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The Band 06/23/96
Loreley, St. Goarshausen, Germany
This is from the tour in support of their album, High on the hog. It is one of the last concerts by The Band, they ended the tour in august 1996, and they played a few stand-alone gigs after that. I think this is the last filmed concert by The Band (correct me in the comments if I’m wrong).
Interesting show, good picture and sound, enjoy!
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The Rick Danko video is from an edition of Soundstage, an Austin City Limits-type program produced by WTTW Ch. 11, the Chicago PBS affiliate. Rick’s brother Terry Danko was one of the members of the group. Rick did several tunes from his Arista album on the show. There are extended solos on many songs and each song is also presented in an extended version compared to the Arista album. Among them a very soulful and long version of “Sip the Wine”, slowly building to a climax. Rick is in top form, he dances and bounds across the stage in obvious delight.
Set list from Sound Stage 2/23/1978:
Rick Danko introduction/Java Blues
This Wheel’s on Fire
Tired of Waiting
Sip the Wine
What a Town
Great set from Rick Danko and his band on Soundstage February 23 1978, what a voice!