Tribute to The Band set for Shelburne on July 5

Greg Bennett
Published on June 26, 2014

Allan Crosby is the producer of Tribute to The Band at the Osprey, July 5.

Photo by Lisa Buchanan

Lisa Buchanan

Those who remember the Osprey event “That 60’s Show” are in for a treat when the Osprey presents a tribute to the famous rock group The Band on Saturday, July 5 at 8 p.m.

“Tribute to The Band” is conceived and produced by Allan Crosby. His Yarmouth-based duo Failin’ Health will kick off each set with a couple of their favourites. Joining them on stage to take on The Band’s best songs will be as many as a dozen local talents including members of The Poor Boys, Naming the Twins, Killick and The Winsome Blues Band.

Phillip Harding, the former lead singer and guitar player for The Notch Brothers, will make a special appearance.

Known for such classic hits from the 60’s and 70’s as “The Weight”, “I Shall Be Released”, “Up on Cripple Creek”, “Ophelia” and “The Shape I’m In”, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Band, was one of rock’s seminal groups.

Robbie Robertson fronted the band featuring Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel until they disbanded in 1978 with one of the greatest performances in rock history and the release of one of rock’s greatest concert films, The Last Waltz.

The Band began as the backup group for Ronnie “The Hawk” Hawkins and worked often with Bob Dylan, including on albums The Basement Tapes and Planet Waves. This tribute will bring back memories of the music and times for fans.

Admission is $20 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets are available on the Osprey’s website, at the Osprey during box office hours posted on the website, from TLC Pharmacy in Shelburne, from Ticketpro via phone or website and at the door. There’s only one performance of “Tribute to The Band.”