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A Triad Tribute to Levon Helm

August 17, 2012

Triad musicians Jonathan Loos and Tyler Nail have performed in various bands over the years with each artist following his own musical path. But along that journey they’ve shared an admiration for the legendary American artist (and sound behind The Band), Levon Helm.

When Helm passed away in April, the two decided to move ahead with their plan to create a tribute to their musical hero. It’s an album featuring about a dozen local musicians who each picked a song by Helm either from his solo career or The Band to record. The project, nearly six months in the making has come to fruition in a beautiful new album that’ll be released on Saturday night, August 18, at Ziggies in Winston-Salem.

Jonathan and Tyler dropped by WFDD to share their appreciation for Levon Helm, talk about the new CD, and their new organization for networking local musicians with each other and the broader public: Salem Collaboration.

Jonathan and Tyler are currently filming a promotional video about the album’s release on kickstarter.com, a website designed to gather public support for artistic projects. Salem Collaboration will soon be among them.


Fitness by the Fountain at Center City Park in Greensboro runs Monday & Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm through the end of September. It’s free and open to the public. Fitness by the Fountain African Dance instructor Wesley Williams sets the scene with TAUC host David Ford.


Comedian Sarah Barnhart performs at the Comedy Potluck every second Tuesday and fourth Saturday this month at theCommunity Arts Café Underground Theatre in Winston-Salem. The bi-monthly show features local standup comedians and Winston-Salem’s own improv troupe Nekkid Feet. Sarah is a Winston-Salem native, comedienne, actress and owner of The Dueling Butter Knives.


Pianist Peter Kairoff discusses Mozart on this segment of Understanding Classical Music with Kairoff at the Keyborad. Kairoff has just been named the Steinway Artist.


Carolina Summer Music Festival continues in Winston-Salem. It's a world-class chamber musician festival with outstanding local musicians performing incredibly varied programs in unusual venues throughout the city.


Railroad Earth’s Music on the Mountaintop 2012 is just around the corner with headliners Railroad Earth, Sam Bush, Dr. Dog, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many others. In it's fifth year, the festival is expanding to three days of award-winning, ground-breaking, eclectic music from bluegrass and roots, to funk and blues. MOMT 2012 runs from August 24th to the 26th at the beautiful Grandfather Mountain campground in Linville, North Carolina just outside of Boone.

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