HOST ARTIST - THE WEIGHT BAND

JIM WEIDER

Jim Weider is a former member of THE BAND. From 1985 to 2000, Jim replaced Robbie Robertson as their lead guitarist, writing songs and performing on their three studio albums, Jericho, High on the Hog and Jubilation. He toured internationally with original Band members Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko for fifteen years and was featured with them on numerous albums, films, videos and television appearances. Jim is a current member of Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band and his group ProJECT Percolator

 

BRIAN MITCHELL

Brian Mitchell is a current member of Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band and is well-known within the circles of the music industry and beyond for his solo career and his high-profile collaborations. He has recorded and performed with some of music's most respected artists, Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Al Green, B.B. King, and countless others. 

 

MARTY GREBB

Marty Grebb played with The Rick Danko Band, The Garth Hudson Band, wrote songs with Richard Manuel, and also wrote for and recorded with Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Etta James, Marty also wrote songs, and played for THE BAND appearing on the Jericho CD.

 

ALBERT ROGERS

Albert Rogers, bass and vocals, hails from North Carolina, where he played with Blue Eyed Soul hitmaker, Grayson Hugh. In 2000,he joined Jim Weider and the Honky Tonk Gurus which led to sharing the stage with Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Hubert Summerlin, Albert Lee, and many others.  Later he returned to NC and has been performing with Award Winning Swamp Soul Master, Jim Quick, as a member of the Coastline Band. In 2014, making his first solo record, Albert found himself back in Upstate NY with former band mates Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY.  This set the stage for his current role as newest member of The Weight.

 

 

MICHAEL BRAM

Michael Bram (drums & vocals) soulful singer and multi-instrumentalist, Michael "Leyroy" Bram most recently toured with Jason Mraz for seven years, and before that was a staple in the New York music scene. Career highlights include working with William Nelson, and recording tracks with Bob Margolin of The Last Waltz fame. Michael's connection to The Band comes by way of the extended community who played at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY where for many years he drummed in the Chris O'Leary Band, an offshoot of players from Levon's band, The Barnburners.


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Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett are guitar players. In fact they are the guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat... Now they have joined forces to form an acoustic duet that will quite frankly blow you away. Performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist. 

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