SPECIAL PRE-SPRING SERIES EVENT — MEMORABLE MUSIC AND A MOVING MOVIE!
Tribute concert to The Band and screening of the film ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
Monday, April 6 @ 6:00PM
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, New York, 11777
Guest Speaker: Daniel Roher, Director
Moderator: Tom Needham, Host of THE SOUNDS OF FILM on
Stony Brook University’s Own Radio Station, WUSB
There will be a wonderful pre-screening live tribute to The Band, featuring Pete Mancini, Cassandra House, Dave March and Travis McKeveny, four acclaimed Long Island original artists who were all inspired by these legendary musicians!
(Click for Musicians’ Bios)
The Band got started as a group of musicians backing up Bob Dylan on tour, but grew into a legend in their own right, starting with the 1968 album Music from the Big Pink (recorded in Woodstock) and culminating in their 1976 farewell concert filmed by Martin Scorsese for The Last Waltz. Filmmaker Daniel Roher focuses on The Band’s founder Robbie Robertson and we hear other testimonies from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison and Scorsese (also the film’s executive producer) who decode the magic of The Band’s haunting songs such as “The Weight,” “Up on Cripple Creek” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” Even for casual listeners, this film is eye-opening for its portrayal of the magical years when The Band shared a deep brotherhood and created music that left a lasting mark. Our guest speaker for the Q&A following the screening will be director, Daniel Roher and the Q&A will be moderated by Tom Needham, the host of The Sounds of Film on WUSB radio.
This special musical event is sponsored by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.
Memories of Our 50th Anniversary of “Woodstock ’69” Screening of WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION and Pre-screening “Wine and Woodstock” Party on 7/29/19 at Theatre Three
(Photos Courtesy of Lynn Rein and Eric Fieldstadt)