"The most rewarding part of being within the fabric of the music scene for 30 plus years, is when people with who you have been good friends, continue to set the bar a little higher in defining what good music is all about. If heart and soul, and digging into the well of real musicianship is what you love, Jeff Levine sitting behind a keyboard, the console, or a B3, is a man you want to know. It is pure, solid, fun to listen to his work, and even better to trade licks with a real master. I only wish I had more opportunities to do so."
- Jon Pousette-Dart
"To play a hammond organ properly is an art unto itself that very few keyboard players have mastered. Jeff Levine is simply the best hammond organ player I know. We met in Boston in 1976. Jeff had just left his gig with the Chambers Brothers, who at the height of their career had asked Jeff to join the band when he was only 19. After moving to New York in 1987, he began landing such coveted gigs as Joe Cocker and Hall and Oates. I really love what his soulful roots bring to the music." - Jeff Golub
Lovelane Hoedown III Rides High!!
Thank you to everyone who helped to make Lovelane’s Hoedown III a grand success. On a beautiful and magical night in September, this unique event combined great music, delicious food, 700 friends and supporters and an amazing cause, and raise close to $700,000.
Local classic rock band, French Lick, kicked off the evening and got the crowd movin’ and shakin’ with a guest appearance by Shannon Allen, wife of Boston Celtic player, Ray Allen. The Marshall Tucker Band closed the event with a rockin’ rendition of “Can’t You See,” dedicated to event chairs Kim and Jim Pallotta.
Hoedown guests were kept well fed with countless gourmet “state fair” delicacies from our wonderful and generous celebrity chefs who donated all their food and labor for the event. Participating chefs included:
Dante de Magistris
Gabriel Frasca & Amanda Lydon
Seth & Angela Raynor
Many, Many Thanks
Lovelane exists and thrives because of the thousands of generous donors and volunteers who partner with us to ensure that we are making a difference—one child at a time. At Lovelane we work beyond diagnosis, and beyond stereotypes to seek the beauty, inspiration and possibilities of each child who gets on a horse at Lovelane.
Lovelane would like to thank the following individuals and businesses who made Hoedown III possible:
Joanne & Jim Halpin, proprietors of Broad Oak Farm
Kim & Jim Pallotta
Gail & Jim Radley
Boston Harbor Hotel
East Coast Grill
Goelet Wine Estates
Nine East Wine Emporium
Rue La La
Triple Eight Distillery
Special Thanks also to:
Jeff Levine Music