Cinematic tribute to Robbie Robertson

Together with the other members of The Band, Robertson was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Together with the other members of The Band, Robertson was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

Guitarist Robbie Robertson was The Band's primary songwriter. He was behind many of the band's classic hits, such as 'The Weight,' 'The Shape I'm In,' and 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.' In August, he passed away at the age of 80.

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In 2011, a group of Skellefteå musicians started a project to pay tribute to The Band and 'The Last Waltz'. Music that has its roots in folk music, blues and country.

"Robbie, you are missed by the entire music world and also by a group of Skellefteå musicians," writes Thomas Lindgren in a press release.

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The tribute to the late Robbie Robertson by Skellefteå musicians will be shown on the big screen at Folkets Hus Skelleftehamn on Saturday, October 14.

In 2015, the band performed two sold-out shows at Södra Teatern in Stockholm with guest artists such as Magnus Carlson, Weeping Willows, Mats Ronander, Hasse Olsson, Micke Leijnegard, Pär Wiksten, Anders ”Molle” Molin, and Skelleftehamn's own country queen, Karin Risberg.

The concert was filmed by Janne Wännström, Voicemedia, and premiered at Folket Hus in Skelleftehamn in May 2015. Now, eight years later, the film is being shown again as a tribute from Skellefteå musicians to the late Robbie Robertson.

The Band

The Band, then known as The Hawks, gained prominence in the mid-1960s when they, along with Ronnie Hawkins, served as Bob Dylan's touring band. After leaving Dylan and changing their name to The Band, the group released several acclaimed albums, including the classic 'Music from Big Pink.'

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The Band at the Winterland Theater in San Francisco, California, on November 6, 1976. Guitarist Robbie Robertson, bassist Rick Danko, drummer Levon Helm, singers Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young

The collaboration with Dylan recurred several times over the years. In 1974, The Band played with Dylan during the sold-out tour and the album 'Planet Waves.'

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Together with the other members of The Band, Robertson was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

After his time with The Band, Robertson worked extensively as a composer and producer, including on films such as 'Gangs of New York,' 'The Departed,' 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' and 'The Irishman.'

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Bob Dylan and The Band perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on January 30, 1974.

The Band embarked on their farewell tour in 1976, which also resulted in the concert film 'The Last Waltz,' directed by Martin Scorsese.

Details

Screening of Skellefteå musicians' tribute to Robbie Robertson takes place at Folkets Hus Skelleftehamn

Time: Saturday, October 14th

Parts of The Last Waltz Tribute Band will also perform live music during the intermission.

Organizer: Newgrey Production"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


 
 
 
 
 
 
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