Lincoln Center Out of Doors revisits a pivotal moment in the history of American music: the farewell performance by The Band at the Winterland Ballroom in 1976. In a spirit of reverent joy, late Band drummer Levon Helm’s group The Midnight Ramble Band and its longtime musical director Larry Campbell, along with special guests, dig into the original concert’s formidable set list, offering up a veritable map of American roots music.
Opening the evening is Parker Millsap, a bright light in the storytelling tradition of American folk music who “uses his inquisitive mind to deploy striking imagery, plot twists, and cultural symbols” (NPR). The Oklahoma native will present his soulful and literary original songs alongside a band that includes fiddle, acoustic bass, and occasional blasts of electric guitar.
- Parker Millsap