Amy Helm began connecting with audiences early in life, playing her first gig in her early teens in a Manhattan bar and drifting informally through a series of combos before her father, Levon Helm, recruited her to join his live band. She also absorbed musical and personal inspiration from her mother, noted singer/songwriter Libby Titus, and her stepfather, Steely Dan co-mastermind Donald Fagen, who offered Amy additional opportunities to find herself as a performer.
Amy's vocal and songwriting talents soon found a home in the New York-based Ollabelle, whose three acclaimed albums and countless live gigs saw her evolve into a confident, charismatic performer. She also resumed her musical collaboration with her father, singing and playing in his band, playing on and co-producing his Grammy-winning 2007 comeback album Dirt Farmer, and helping to organize the now-legendary Midnight Ramble concerts at Levon's home studio in Woodstock, NY.
With 2015's Didn't It Rain reintroducing her to the world as a solo artist, Helm says that her immediate plan is "to just get out and play as many gigs as possible. I think that the job of a musician is to try and shake people out of their own heads for an hour or two, and bring some joy into the world. So I want to get out there and do the job the best I can."
Levi Parham is an Americana musician, singer and songwriter from southeast Oklahoma. The Kansas City Star called him "An Okie version of Ray Lamontagne..." while The Bluegrass Situation said, "Perhaps it's something in the water - that same iron-heavy tap drink that Woody Guthrie sipped on as a young man....Whatever it is, Levi Parham has it."
KRCB-FM Presents: Amy Helm featuring Levi Parham - Sunday, September 3, 2017 @ 7:30PM at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma. Get your tickets HERE. More information about Amy Helm and Levi Parham at the links below.