THE WEIGHT BAND Feat: members of THE BAND & Levon Helm Band, present a dynamic set of classic Americana that draws upon Roadhouse Rock, Funky Swamp Pop, Blues, Country Soul and Folk music. Composed of band leader, Renowned Guitarist JIM WEIDER (The Band, Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band), Acclaimed Keyboardist BRIAN MITCHELL (Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band), Prolific Bassist ALBERT ROGERS (Jim Weider Band, Jimmy Vivino), Drummer MICHAEL BRAM (Jason Mraz) and Keyboardist MATT ZEINER (Dickey Betts), the veteran quintet shares a deep appreciation and knowledge for this music, which Weider describes as the "Woodstock Sound." The Weight Band's origins are tied to Woodstock and some of its most famous inhabitants, The Band. Weider, a Woodstock native, served as The Band's lead guitarist from 1985-2000. "The Weight Band is the most legitimate band to keep the spirit of Americana Roots Rock alive for audiences of all ages...this music is timeless," says GLIDE MAGAZINE.
Performing original songs as well as classics of The Band, The Weight Band is led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and the Levon Helm Band. The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock barn of Levon Helm. Weider was inspired by Helm to carry on the musical legacy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group.