The Wild Honey Foundation, whose musical ensemble the Wild Honey Orchestra has become known for its ambitious, reverent tribute concerts, will salute the music of The Band on Saturday, March 25.
The concert at Glendale’s Alex Theater will feature multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson, a founding member of The Band. Hudson, along with his partner Sister Maud, will join the Wild Honey Orchestra for fare that includes The Band’s first two albums, “Music From Big Pink” and “The Band” in their entirety, along with bonus songs.
Plus, a host of special guests will join the house band under the direction of Rob Laufer — among them Jackson Browne, Van Dyke Parks, Carlene Carter, Terry Reid, the Continental Drifters, Peter Case, Pete Thomas, Brenda Holloway, Syd Straw, Jerry Riopelle, Keith Allison (Paul Revere & the Raiders), Cait O’Riordan (the Pogues) David Baerwald (David & David), Victoria Williams, Steve Barton (Translator), Louise Goffin, Luther Russell, Robert Francis, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Skylar Gudasz, Jeff Young, Plainsong (feat. Iain Matthews & Andy Roberts), Julianna Raye, Nick Guzman, Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate), Bebopalula, All Day Sucker and Bob Glaub.
As with last year’s salute to the Beach Boys and 2015’s playback of the Beatles’ “White Album,” proceeds from the concert, which will be hosted by music journalist and author Chris Morris, will benefit the Autism Think Tank, a nonprofit that brings together top autism specialists to tackle the disorder’s medical and psychological problems.