Wilco, Guster and Furthur Members to Recreate 'The Last Waltz'

All 41 songs from original event will be performed at Port Chester's Capitol Theater

Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson perform during the Last Waltz in San Francisco.
Larry Hulst/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
November 22, 2013 11:30 AM ET

Almost 37 years to the day after the Band staged their farewell gig, the "Last Waltz," at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, members of Wilco, Furthur, Guster, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Blitzen Trapper, Delta Spirit and many other groups are coming together at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York to recreate the complete concert. It's the first East Coast event by Golden Gate Presents, who staged a similar event last year at the Warfield in San Francisco. Tickets are on sale now for the November 27th show.

Watch Neil Diamond at 'The Last Waltz'

Billed as "The Complete Last Waltz," the show will feature all 41 songs performed at the original Last Waltz. That includes tunes performed by guests including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond and more. Many songs will be performed that didn't make the cut in the Last Waltz movie and soundtrack, including Young's cover of "Four Strong Winds" and the Band's cover of "Georgia on My Mind."

The original Last Waltz featured Michael McClure reading from The Canterbury Tales and Lawrence Ferlinghetti reciting the poem "Loud Prayer." Actor Josh Lucas and author Colin Broderick will read these same works at The Complete Last Waltz

Here is a list of confirmed artists for the show:

Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
Alecia Chakour (Warren Haynes Band)
Andy Cabic (Vetiver)
Cass McCombs
Dave Dreiwitz (Ween)
Eric Earley (Blitzen Trapper)
Eric Johnson (Fruit Bats)
Jeff Chimenti (Furthur)
Jocie Adams (The Low Anthem)
Joe Russo (Furthur)
John Roderick (The Long Winters)
Jordan McClean (Antibalas)
Josh Kaufman (Yellowbirds)
Marc Black
Marco Benevento
Matt Vasquez (Delta Spirit)
Nels Cline (Wilco)
Nicole Atkins
Ryan Miller (Guster)
Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds)
Scott Metzger (Wolf!)
Stuart Bogie (Superhuman Happiness)

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

More Song Stories entries »