Levon Helm Memorial Approved
The New York Assembly has approved a three-mile length of Route 375 (from Hurley to Woodstock) to be designated Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard. The town boards in both cities have already endorsed the designation — all that’s left is Senate approval and a signature from Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The late drummer, singer, and mandolin player reached fame in the ’60s and ’70s playing with The Band. He later introduced “Midnight Ramble,” a series of concerts he held in his barn/studio in Woodstock. All of this of course, was in between swooping up Grammys left and right.
Helm passed away last year at the age of 71, after losing a battle with throat cancer.
“Levon Helm was a true inspiration to not only millions of fans but our community,” Cahill said in a prepared statement on Monday. “His Rambles became a mainstay in the town of Woodstock, bringing back old soulful music worth listening to in a welcoming venue he created.”