LEVON HELM & RICK DANKO Starry Night, Portland – January 28, 1983

Starry Night, Portland, OR
January 28, 1983
Unreleased Duo Show

Thanks to PanicStream for originally posting this duo performance from the late Levon Helm & Rick Danko of The Band. This show (as well as various artwork) has bounced around for a while, but the performance is pure joy for fans, not to mention a rare opportunity to hear these beloved musicians in new surrounds. We’ve doctored a few of the titles the best we could (let us know if any are still out of whack). Listen to “A Letter To Tom,” below. We’ve got more Band HERE and HERE in the archives. NOTE: The D/L has the zip inside of a zip. That’s intentional. We’ll see if it helps with random deletions.

(Prologue) (1:00)
Caledonia (5:04)
Evangeline (3:15)
Down South In New Orleans (2:19)
It Makes No Difference (5:26)
The Girl I Left Behind (4:12)
Long Black Veil (3:47)
(Tuning Break) (1:18)
Rag Mama Rag (5:15)
Sick And Tired (3:12)
A Letter To Tom (3:24)
Milk Cow Boogie (4:17)
Java Blues (4:48)
Short Fat Fannie (3:50)
(Encore Break) (1:41)
Every Night And Every Day (3:58)
Willie And The Hand Jive (4:40)
encore break 2 (1:54)
The World’s Gone Mad (4:17)
Blaze Of Glory (2:37)


  • Willard
    October 30, 2012 - 11:01 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • PT
    October 30, 2012 - 13:47 | Permalink

    Looking forward to hearing this one! Thanks again Cap’n!

  • October 30, 2012 - 14:13 | Permalink

    Completely cool. Thanx………..!

  • courtney
    October 30, 2012 - 17:29 | Permalink

    Two unique American voices, despite one of them being Canadian. Mindful of the weather, the strains of The Band’s version of “Atlantic City” have been streaming in my subconscious, but I bet a more appropriate song is on this tape: “The World’s Gone Mad.” Thanks for the post.

  • Lee
    October 30, 2012 - 20:17 | Permalink

    Love that cover pic of Levon on the mando! I had an ol’ bootleg of this a few years ago. Looking forward to revisiting it.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Willard
    October 30, 2012 - 21:57 | Permalink

    Yeah… years ago, the original poster had no cover art for this. But, there are a few different fan made covers floating about, including this one, so I used it for the same reason… it’s a great pic.

  • Iggy
    October 31, 2012 - 09:45 | Permalink

    Thanks so much for this marvelous set. I’ve lived in Portland for many years now, so this one means a lot to me. All good wishes,


  • Anonymous
    October 31, 2012 - 10:52 | Permalink

    Ah, the perfect tonic for me as I try to deal with the aftermath of shit storm Sandy here in Long Island. This set brings back memories of a gig I had back in the 80’s opening for Danko & Paul Butterfield at the old Lone Star Cafe in NYC. I’m suprised these guys never put out a duo album.

  • Jim McClear
    November 1, 2012 - 01:22 | Permalink

    I had a lo-fi version of this labeled “Live in Eugene.” Sure nice to hear the upgrade. Thanks!

  • shadoobie
    November 1, 2012 - 09:14 | Permalink

    Thanks! Looking forward to this.

  • wyatt
    November 1, 2012 - 19:03 | Permalink

    These two have some amazing performances together..as a duo they are truly under appreciated! Thanks Willard ..sooner or later me thinks ye shall be knighted.

  • Josh
    November 9, 2012 - 14:46 | Permalink

    O WOW! My two favorite voices together. Thank you for sharing!!!


  • kawli
    November 10, 2012 - 20:07 | Permalink

    sounds lovely thanks so much… truly appreciate it :)

  • August 1, 2015 - 23:58 | Permalink

    is this commercially available, would pay good (or bad) money for CD or download

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