Rick Danko and Richard Manuel were key members of
the legendary group of musicians The band. In addition to
being connected with Bob Dylan both recording a number of
albums with him and performing at many concerts The Band
also had a
thriving career of their own. Opening their account with the
groundbreaking album Music From Big Pink in 1968 The Band
would go on to record a further six studio albums before
calling it a day for the first time in late 1976 with a farewell
performance at the Winterland which was filmed and recorded
and subsequently released as The Last Waltz.
During the eighties the various members busied themselves
with sessions and albums of their own however they did
reform as The Band without Robbie Robertson in 1983 and
also performed occasionally in various groupings.
This performance features a solo Rick Danko performance
at "Dylan's Cafe" in Washington on December 8th 1987.
This double disc set contains both performances from that
night and as such includes a number of tracks from the Band's
catalogue including Stage Fright, The Weight and Acadian
Driftwood. The set also features what was Rick Danko's
sometime showpiece with the band Mystery Train. At the time
of this recording Rick was still performing with the band and
would continue to do so until his death in 1999.
This recording however captures Rick Danko the solo
musician and is a wonderful example of what Rick brought
to the band as a performer and yet made him so special as
a solo artist.
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