The Last Waltz 40 Tour

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Due to overwhelming demand on the first leg of The Last Waltz 40 Tour: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz, Blackbird Presents is proud to announce additional tour dates beginning on April 1, 2017 in Austin, TX and running across multiple U.S. cities throughout the month of April.

The Last Waltz 40 Tour Website

Bob Margolin Twists Time

In the 1970s I tried to be helpful to Muddy Waters when he worked with musicians other than his band. Muddy brought me and Pinetop Perkins with him when Levon Helm and Paul Butterfield produced his last recording for Chess Records in 1975, The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album, a Grammy winner. The next year, Levon invited Muddy to The Last Waltz concert on Thanksgiving at Winterland in San Francisco. It was an honor and thrill to play with Muddy and The Band and so many of the Rock Stars from that time. The Martin Scorsese film of the concert is Muddy’s most widely-seen performance, and of course mine too. I thought it would be once-in-a-lifetime for me.
Muddy Waters and Bob Margolin

Muddy Waters and Bob Margolin

2016 Last Waltz 40 Tour

2016 Last Waltz 40 Tour

But 40 years later in 2016, I was invited to play in Last Waltz 40 at JazzFest. Backstage, I saw promoter Keith Wortman of Blackbird Presents watch the magic and the audience response and muse, “I need to put this on tour.” He did indeed. In January 2017 we toured the Eastern U.S. with Warren Haynes, Don Was, Jamey Johnson, Michael McDonald, John Medeski, Dave Malone, Mark Mullins and the Levee horns, Terence Higgins, Ivan & Cyril Neville…and twice, special guest from The Band, Garth Hudson.


I am now five years older than Muddy Waters was when he played at the original Last Waltz, but who’s counting?

Here I am in 2017, with the guitar I played at the original Last Waltz.

Our tour will resume March 28 to April 16.
Bob Margolin with guitar from original Last Waltz

Bob Margolin with guitar from original Last Waltz

Garth Hudson and Don Was - 
Photo by Bob Margolin

Garth Hudson and Don Was - Photo by Bob Margolin




Twisting time, Musical Director/bass player Don Was sits at the feet of Garth Hudson from The Band after Garth sat in with the Last Waltz 40 Band.
I hope to see you on the second part of The Last Waltz 40 Tour which begins on April 1, 2017.  You can check out the dates I'll be playing on my Tour Page.  For all things Last Waltz 40 go to the Official Webpage.

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