Album Review of
Mrs. Henry Presents THE LAST WALTZ

Written by Robert Silverstein
January 16, 2020 - 12:00am EST
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The late 1960s and early 1970s was a historic era for rock music. When The Band showed up in 1968 it was then their signature song “The Weight” took over the airwaves. So here we are 50+ years later and a band of undaunted young musicians called Mrs. Henry decided to do a remake of the Band’s swan song concert called The Last Waltz. Taking place on Thanksgiving day in 1976, the original concert called The Last Waltz was filmed and recorded and featured a who’s who of rock superstars including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Ringo Starr and a never ending list of iconic musicians appearing with Robbie Robertson and the original members of The Band. Bidding farewell to The Band at the time wasn’t easy, and as such The Last Waltz went down in music history as a turning point event. So it is that, 41 years later Mrs. Henry has done a remarkable job reenacting the entire concert live in concert in San Diego as a triple vinyl album set and a double CD too. Released on Blind Owl Records, the 2019 version of The Last Waltz features the Mrs. Henry Lineup of Jody Bagley (keys, vocals), Dan Cervantes (guitars, vocals), Blake Dean (bass, vocals) and Chad Lee (drums). Also featured are some of the San Diego-based band’s friends. Even the album cover art looks remarkably like the original album. Commenting on the incredible reenactment of this historic event, Dan Cervantes explains that, “The Band holds a special place in my heart. If it wasn’t for The Band, you wouldn’t have Mrs. Henry. I couldn’t have imagined performing The Last Waltz concert but we did it. It happened, and now we have a record of it.”