Amy Helm Band & Brian Dunne – Westport Rivers Winery

JULY 11, 2020

Time: 5:30pm




Advance: $55.00
Day of Show: $60.00

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Narrows Center for the Arts and Westport River Watershed Alliance Presents Amy Helm Band & Brian Dunne

A Benefit for the Westport River Watershed Alliance

This outdoor event takes place at the Westport Rivers Vineyard 417 Hixbridge Road, Westport, MA. In case of rain, this concert will take place on Sunday, July 12th. We will notify all buyers by Saturday, July 11th at 1pm. Tickets are non-refundable.


Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. It’s a well-rounded one, one marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave. And sentimentally, it’s a sound that represents the feeling of community.

A lifelong musician and music-lover, Helm’s parents —The Band’s legendary drummer and singer Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus — guided her training and influences. She later became a founding member of the alt-country collective Ollabelle and served as a backing musician in her father’s Midnight Ramble Band.

While This Too Shall Light is only Helm’s second album under her own name, it serves as a comprehensive portrait covering her life’s journeys and recoveries; They’re the stories that, no matter where they take her, seem to end and begin in the same place like a circle.

Brian Dunne writes with a cinematic eye for detail here, offering up fully fleshed out character studies and immersive vignettes that capture the kind of small, seemingly inconsequential moments that only later reveal their profound and lasting impacts. It’s an approach that calls to mind everything from Jackson Browne and Tom Waits to Jonathan Richman and Chrissie Hynde, and the result is a blend of black humor and probing introspection that sounds at once vintage and modern, familiar and foreign, hopeful and fatalistic.