A lot of people love The Band, and rightfully so. What many casual fans don't realize is that The Band's supposed hiatus after The Last Waltz lasted only five years. In 1983 the group, minus Robbie Robertson, began performing live again.
The reunited Band never quite hit the same highs that they hit during their original run, but that doesn't mean they weren't, on occasion, really, really good. Take this 1993 appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. (Historical context: Letterman debuted on CBS less than four months earlier, having left NBC after the network brass gave the Tonight Show to Jay Leno.) In this video they perform a fantastic cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City." Levon still sings like Levon, Rick nails the harmonies, and Garth completely owns that accordion.
During the 1990s The Band released three albums of new material. Without Robertson's songwriting prowess, they turned to a variety of sources for their songs. "Atlantic City" appears on 1993's Jericho. The second album, High on the Hog, followed in 1996. While it is generally considered the most inconsistent of their later releases, it does feature a fascinating (and I mean that in a good way) cover of En Vogue's "Free Your Mind." If you think I'm being facetious, check out this live performance of the tune. In 1998 The Band released its final studio album, Jubilation. The group called it a career one year later, following the death of Rick Danko.