John Barry in Conversation with Steven Bernstein
Wednesday May 22nd, 2024 @ 6:30PM - 7:30PM

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A 25-year-veteran of newsrooms operated by the USA Today Network, John W. Barry’s passion for writing and love of music laid the groundwork for his book, Levon Helm: Rock, Roll & Ramble—The Inside Story of the Man, the Music and the Midnight Ramble. John grew up in Bardonia, NY, is a proud graduate of Clarkstown South High School and SUNY New Paltz and was ready to roll when the call came from Levon to tell his story. The book’s foreword was written by Ringo Starr.

Steven Bernstein has arranged music for films by Woody Allen and Robert Altman, has had compositions choreographed for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Twyla Tharp, and arranged Hal Wilner projects, including an Apollo Theater performance featuring U2 and the Sun Ra Arkestra. Bernstein was also an anchor of the Levon Helm Band horn section and critical component of the late Band drummer’s Midnight Ramble house concerts, which drew sold-out crowds for years and inspired three Grammy-winning albums.




Book Signing Sunday, Sept 4  1-3pm
Happylife Store & Gallery
59 Tinker St
Woodstock, NY

Book Signing Hosted by The Golden Notebook
Sunday, Aug 28, 2PM at Nancy's Of Woodstock
297 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498

The Golden Notebook Bookstore 8.28.22 (video)



I am SO looking forward to this! Thank you Greg Gattine of Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST for hosting!
Thank you Barbara O'Brien, Levon's manager during the Rambles, for joining in the discussion! Yes! I will be there, also!


Nov. 5 at the Emerson Resort & Spa
Levon Helm Band guitarist Jim Weider and vocalist and keyboard player Brian Mitchell will be joining in for the next book event.
And how lucky am I that Barbara O'Brien, Levon's manager, is on board as well!
I can guarantee there will be a lot of laughs as we all recall a very special time in the history of the Hudson Valley.

The Historical Society of Woodstock
John Barry will be along on Saturday, December 3 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm to sign copies of his book,
Levon Helm: Rock * Roll * Ramble.


Gardiner Library
Levon Helm: Rock, Roll & Ramble
Author Talk With John Barry
March 26, 2023, 2:00pm - 4:00pm






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