Amy Helm, daughter of The Band drummer Levon Helm, has joined the lineup of the 2016 Newport Folk Festival.

Amy Helm

Amy Helm began connecting with audiences early in life, playing her first gig in her early teens in a Manhattan bar and drifting informally through a series of combos before her father, Levon Helm, recruited her to join his live band. She also absorbed musical and personal inspiration from her mother, noted singer/songwriter Libby Titus; and her stepfather, Steely Dan co-mastermind Donald Fagen, who offered Amy additional opportunities to find herself as a performer.

Helm will play the sold-out festival on Saturday, July 23rd.