February 16 1983 Bob Dylan With Levon Helm and Rick Danko – Lone Star Cafe

Bob Dylan and The Band in Concert at the Lone Star Cafe 2




Dylan only performed live one time in 1982 and it was a bit of a disaster at the Peace Concert with Joan Baez. In 1983, he similarly only played live on one occasion and, I’m sad to have to report, it was no better.

On February 16, 1983 showed up at the Lone Star Cafe in New York for a concert by Levon Helm and Rick Danko, both now ex- of The Band. Helm and Danko did about ten old tunes by The Band (“The Weight”, “Don’t Ya Tell Henry”) and then welcomed their friend Bob onto the stage. For some reason this takes absolutely forever – I think Dylan was probably lost backstage somewhere. From the time that he is introduced to the time they begin to play, five long minutes pass.

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Dylan and Danko and Helm

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Located on Fifth Avenue and 13th Street and easily identifiable by their motto hanging on the frontispiece of the facade Too much is not enough (too much is not enough), the Lone Star Café constituted the required date night for the public He liked to attend concerts and occasional performances in the clubs of New York city. Throughout its thirteen years of existence (1976-1989), they marched by their artists country, folk and blues hall known and for many also, was the refuge after years of musical career. On the night of February 16, 1983 appointment at the Lone former members of The Band (Rick Danko and Levon Helm: battery -bajista- and rope-) that Bob Dylan joined to accompany the guitar and got second voice. The bootleg has an acceptable sound. They were thirty minutes of a meeting between friends, beers and some music without much significance.

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