This Wednesday’s Sign of the Week is near and dear to our hearts. It is best described in the words of Paul Beichert, Timely Signs president, who designed and fabricated it.
“Back in May of 2011, just before Levon’s birthday bash concert at Ulster Performing Arts Center, Timely Signs wanted to present Levon with a special gift for his celebration. We’d been working with Barbara O’Brien, Levon’s manager for many years and created a variety of promo items and awards for special guests who attended his Midnight Rambles. Levon wanted a sign for his barn in Woodstock where guests and performers could pose for a photo op. With all the touring and the Rambles every weekend, the plans for this sign always seemed to on the back burner and a couple of years had gone by.
When I heard about the birthday bash show, we decided we should give him the sign as a small token of our thanks for the good times he’s provided to so many of us over the years. I presented the sign to him in his dressing room right after he walked off the stage and he just loved it. I’ll always remember that big smile on his face. He was so filled with joy that night. That’s the Levon Helm I’ll always remember……”
– Paul Beichert, President