I Shall Be Released – Robert Levon Been (BRMC) w/ Garth Hudson, Sister Maud Hudson


Published on Mar 26, 2017

I Shall Be Released – Robert Levon Been (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) w/ Garth Hudson (The Band), Sister Maud Hudson, Keith Allison, Derrick Anderson, Willie Aron, Tara Austin, Steve Barton (Translator), Bebopalula, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Nelson Bragg, Russ Broussard, Peter Case, Susan Cowsill, Morty Coyle, Gary Eaton, Louise Goffin, David Goodstein, Skylar Gudasz, Nick Guzman, Danny Henry, Peter Holsapple, Dave Jenkins, Alex Jules, Sarah Kramer, Jim Laspesa, Rob Laufer, Ben LeCourt, Danny McGough, Robert Mache, Carlo Nuccio, Vicki Peterson, Chris Price, Julianna Raye, Terry Reid, Jerry Riopelle, Luther Russell, Syd Straw, Jordan Summers, Mark Walton, Victoria Williams, Steve Wynn, Jeff Young, Emeen Zarookian

Wild Honey Foundation
A Benefit for The Autism Think Tank

The Wild Honey Orchestra & Garth Hudson play The Band’s Music From Big Pink, The Band, and beyond!

Hosted by Chris Morris
Alex Theatre
Glendale, California
March 25, 2017

BRMC at Education Through Music LA fundraiser

ETMLAOver the weekend, BRMC played an acoustic version of “Ain’t No Easy Way” at a benefit for Education Through Music Los Angeles, here’s an excerpt of the Press Release on the ETMLA website:

Press Release: A Musical Benefit Celebrating ETM-LA’s 10th Anniversary
November 25, 2015
A Musical Benefit Honoring Paramount Pictures’ President of Worldwide Music and Publishing, Randy Spendlove, and Veteran Teacher Asuncion Ojeda

LOS ANGELES – November 19, 2015 – Sunday, December 6th, 2015 will be a note-worthy evening as Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA) hosts its 10th Anniversary Benefit Gala. Supporters from the music and film community will gather to honor Paramount Pictures’ President of Worldwide Music & Publishing, Randy Spendlove, and Music Teacher (Los Angeles Unified School District) Asuncion Ojeda at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Honorary chairs of the gala include music education champions and celebrities such as Ellie Kemper, Ed Helms, Common, who will present the award to Spendlove, Imagine Dragons, John Debney, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Michael Giacchino, Rickey Minor, along with other community leaders.

Special presenters and performers featured include Gala Host Eric McCormack (Actor/Will and Grace), En Vogue, Grammy Award-Winning Artist Michelle Branch, Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Students from Education Through Music-LA Partner Schools in Los Angeles, Compton, Burbank and Pasadena Unified will perform the Academy Award® and Golden Globe-winning song “Glory” from Paramount Pictures’ Academy Award®-nominated film Selma. Proceeds from the event will benefit ETM-LA, a nonprofit organization which promotes the integration of music into the core curriculum of low-income area schools for every child. Celebrating their 10th year, ETM-LA has grown from serving two schools and 800 children to 20 schools reaching approximately 10,000 children. This benefit will raise needed support for music teachers and instruments in disadvantaged schools across Los Angeles. Each year, ETM-LA lauds two Shining Star Honorees whose contributions through music have changed our lives.

BRMC also posted these images on Twitter:

Charity auction update

Yesterday, BRMC posted this update on Facebook regarding the guitar auction for charity-

While we believe this would already be known, we just wanted to be clear why the guitars up for auction each have a listed value of $5,000.

That’s a purely arbitrary number, but the site conducting the auction requires that some amount be posted there. So please feel free to ignore it when determining what you want to bid.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this auction. It’s already gone beyond our own expectations, and we’re grateful to everyone for helping to aid Sweet Relief Foundation.

P.S. Also it’s recently come to our attention that there was an error in the listing. Peter’s black Mitchell acoustic guitar that is currently up for auction was in fact not the same guitar he played on our David Letterman TV appearance. That one was actually a rental guitar we had for a short while, which seems to have caused a lot of confusion, as they looked nearly identical (both being black acoustic guitars and all).

Thankfully all the other information listed on the Mitchell guitar auction page is correct (just not the ‘David Letterman’ performance part).

Thanks,

BRMC

UPDATE: A message from Robert about the auctions posted on September 12:

Hey, we just want to say thank you to everyone who took part in the ‘Howl Anniversary Guitar Auction’, which we were just told managed to raise nearly $15,000 for ‘Sweet Relief Foundation’, so that a musician who finds him or herself in a situation similar to that of Leah’s can be helped in the future. We’re really grateful to you guys.
And we’re actually glad to know that both guitars will be going off into very loving arms (please take good care of them and keep them out of the sunlight, and no matter what you do… never feed them after midnight).

From
Robert / BRMC

Bid on BRMC guitars for Sweet Relief

From BRMC’s mailing list earlier today, details on the charity auction mentioned in the previous post:

Hey everyone, so since this is going to be the 10th Anniversary of the release of the album ‘Howl’ on Saturday, we decided it’d be a good occasion/cause to donate two of our acoustic guitars to the Sweet Relief charity foundation.

Come morning both acoustic guitars (each with a signed copy of the ‘Howl’ on Vinyl) are being put up for auction and you can bid online if interested. The auction apparently lasts for two weeks and will raise money for the cause.

For those of you who may not know, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. The people that run this organization were incredibly supportive, amongst many others, throughout Leah’s recovery this past year. They are really a godsend though for so many struggling every day, and we hope they are able to carry on for a long time to come.

From,
BRMC

Click here to view Peter Hayes’s Black Mitchell Acoustic Guitar http://bit.ly/1EaFd49

Click here to view Robert Been’s Gibson Sunburst Acoustic Guitar http://bit.ly/1I0ClSi

Here are some photos of them playing the guitars:

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HOWL 10th Anniversary + charity auction

BRMC has been posting some photos and treats for fans on Facebook in preparation for the 10th anniversary of HOWL:

This Saturday August 22nd, marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the release of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s album ‘Howl’!!!

We’ll be posting rare howl photos and special treats for fans throughout the week.

Please feel free to share with us a story of your own though, where were you 10 years ago, what show did you attend, what songs have still stayed with you?

Lord knows it’s been a wild ride-

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Also, BRMC announced an online charity auction:

There will be a very very special online charity auction this Saturday August 22nd… (stay tuned for details)

 

Update On Leah’s Health

A few days ago, BRMC posted this to the email list:

‘We have been overwhelmed by the concern and support from everyone out there with regards to Leah’s medical condition. We just wanted to let everyone know that surgery has been scheduled for late November with one of the top neurosurgeons in Los Angeles (who is coincidentally also a very big BRMC fan). This is a relatively safe procedure. However, there will be a considerable recovery time needed with physical therapy. We will keep everyone updated though in the months ahead, as we know there is so much genuine concern and support all around us at this time. For those of you who have been asking how to help, there is a donation link below. As well as an exclusive BRMC t-shirt, of which all proceeds go towards medical expenses.’

“I Want to BeLeah” T-Shirt

“All proceeds of this t-shirt will go towards Leah’s surgery and recovery. We thank you for your help & support” – Robert & Peter

Get the shirt here: http://bit.ly/brmcleah
(This is a pre-order, your order will ship in 3-4 weeks.)

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Fan Donation Page ‘Pass The Helmut’

This GoFundMe page was created by the fans, Click HERE to send your donations to Leah’s GoFundMe page created directly by the fans. All donations will go towards supporting Leah’s surgery and recovery.

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“The Art of Dying” at George Fest/Best Fest

In case you were unable to attend George Fest at The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles September 28, 2014, a couple videographers were kind enough to record the song BRMC played called “The Art of Dying” from George Harrison’s 1970 album ‘All Things Must Pass.’  (Photo: Rozette Diaz/RestlessCities.com)

There are also many other photos of BRMC on their Facebook album by Michelle Shiers Photography, which are also featured on BuzzBandsLA’s review.

Here is a setlist and more info from Best Fest’s website:

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George Fest on September 28 at the Fonda Theatre

In celebration of The George Harrison Apple Years Box Set, we are pleased to announce “George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison.”

Sunday September 28th, The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles.

Tickets go on sale Friday September 5th 10am PST / 1pm EST here:
http://www.axs.com/events/253781/george-fest-tickets

Your Hosts The Cabin Down Below Band with Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers & Mark Stoermer of The Killers, Ann Wilson of Heart, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, Britt Daniel of Spoon, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Nick Valensi of The Strokes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dhani Harrison, Butch Walker, Ian Astbury, Cold War Kids, Karen Elson, Brian Bell of Weezer, Big Black Delta, Chase Cohl, Jamestown Revival, Matt Sorum, Ryan Miller of Guster, The Black Ryder, Ginger Shankar And Many More Surprise Guests

UPDATE: BRMC will be joining the house band at George Fest: A Night To Celebrate the Music of George Harrison on Sunday, September 28th and the event has been moved to the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

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Rebuild Cobb Studio & Nicgorski home.

“Our long time friends in The Cobbs need a little help and support. Last month their home studio in Philly was destroyed by fire and water damage.
This home served as a shelter from the storm for many bands over the years, including ourselves, recording much of the ‘Howl’ & ‘Beat The Devils Tattoo’ album in their tiny basement studio. The Nicgorski’s took us in, gave us a place to hide out and record, and never asked for anything in return (except for us to take their daughters 
Please help in anyway you can, thank you-
-BRMC”

Visit Billy Nicgorski’s GoFundMe campaign and help add to the fundraiser and to receive updates on the studio. Here is a little more about what happened:

“On Tuesday April 29th in the middle of the night we had a catastrophe at the studio. On the second floor of the house we had a major water overflow that spread down into the basement studio causing an electrical fire and massive water damage. It was a complete loss. We are covered by insurance but as you would expect it is only covering a small portion of the damage.

We really need your help to bring back the studio and to rebuild our lives. If you know me you know it’s really hard for me to ask for help. A friend suggested that I put this together.

Thanks for all of your support. It means everything to me to get the studio back and to fix my home.

Thanks
Billy -Paul -Maria Nicgorski Ryan Bernstein”

Bid on chance to meet BRMC in London on Feb 3 at Electric Ballroom

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BRMC are giving you the opportunity to bid on a pair of tickets and meet and greets to their show at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, London, part of the NME Awards Series on 2/3/14. All proceeds benefit Music For Relief‘s Philippine Typhoon Relief Effort.
Click here to place your bid.

Also, tickets to the show are now available to the public on Seetickets.com

YOUR BID SUPPORTS: Music for Relief

See Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and meet the band at NME Awards 2014 in London, England on February 3 at Electric Ballroom!

Get tickets to the rest of BRMC’s upcoming shows on the Tour Page:

12.6.13 – Hoh-Chi-Minh (Saigon), Vietnam @ Q4
12.8.13 – Khao Yai, Thailand @ Big Mountain Music Festival
2.3.14 – Camden, London @ Electric Ballroom (NME Awards Show)
2.5.14 – Bordeaux, France @ Krakatoa
2.6.14 – Toulouse, France @ Bikini
2.7.14 – Nantes, France @ Sterolux
2.8.14 – Rouen, France @ Le 106
2.10.14 – Lyon, France @ Radiant – Bellevue
2.11.14 – Reims, France @ La Cartonnerie
2.12.14 – Dijon, France @ La Vapeur Dijon
2.13.14 – Lille, France @ L’Aéronef
2.15.14 – Strasbourg, France @ La Laiterie
2.16.14 – Nancy, France @ L’Autre Canal
2.17.14 – Besançon, France @ La Rodia
2.18.14 – Clermont-Ferrand, France @ La Cooperative De Mai
2.20.14 – Antwerp, Belgium @ TRIX Centrum Voor Muziek
2.21.14 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique Orangerie
2.22.14 – Kortrijk, Belgium @ De Kreun
2.24.14 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
2.26.14 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks
2.27.14 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457

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