The Complete Last Waltz

The Capitol Theatre / Port Chester, NY

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Photos by Derek Meade

On Thanksgiving Day, 1976, a panoply of stars from Bob Dylan to Muddy Waters took the stage at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to bid farewell to The Band with a concert that would later be memorialized in Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz.

For the second year now, the Capitol Theatre has played host to “The Complete Last Waltz,” bringing together an impressive array of musicians to pay homage to that seminal moment in rock history. Recreating the original 41-song set in its entirety, Wilco’s Nels Cline, Dr. Dog’s Toby Leaman, Nicole Atkins, Cass McCombs and many more put their own unique twist on the classics, ultimately paying tribute to the joy that is generated when we come together in song.

 

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  1. […] This is Austin singer/songwriter/guitarist Lew Card’s third album, but he is new to my ears. Card has logged plenty of experience as a sideman and session mandolin player for various Austin bands yet he’s had a penchant for songwriting since he was just 12 years old. He’s obviously been influenced by Dylan and Prine. It’s impossible to listen to this bluesy folk-rock record without hearing aural references to those two iconic songsmiths. Even the album’s title is a reference to a song Dylan often did with The Band, most memorably in The Last Waltz. […]