This is the 9th annual tribute concert to “The Last Waltz “at the Cabooze and the third year I have photographed the show. The Last Waltz was a concert by the rock group The Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was advertised as The Band’s “farewell concert appearance”. Martin Scorsese filmed the show and made a documentary about the band. It is considered one of the greatest concert films ever made.
The opening act for the show this year was the Belfast Cowboys.
The Band included members Dave Russ, Jon Herchert, Pete Sands, Rob Hilstrom, and Chad Whittaker.
This year’s guests included Greg Huff as Ronnie Hawkins, Jared Rush as Dr John, Reed Grimm as Neil Diamond, Boyd Blomberg as Neil Young, Jimi Primetime as Muddy Waters. Pat Hayes as Paul Butterfield, Chris Castino as Eric Clapton, Tristana Ward as Joni Mitchell, Jillian Rae as Emmylou Harris and Terry Walsh as Van Morrison.
The horn section included Jim Hann, Dave Foley and Dan Frankowski.
This show is a crowd favorite, and this year was no exception. Everyone was dancing and singing along to all the songs.