"Live Is A Carnival"
The Weight Band (with members of The
Band and The Levon Helm Band) originates from The Levon Helm Studio
in Woodstock and is dedicated to preserving that unique Woodstock
Sound. Their live shows are made up from both covers (of The Band
and other jam bands) and originals. Here are two tracks that
represent the Weight Band concerts. Recorded at a fabulous show at
the Brooklyn Bowl. The full album is expected to be released in June
Released July 3, 2020
Recorded by Mark Rudzinski.
Mixed by Jim Weider and Mark Rudzinski.
Mastered by BJ Baartmans
In August 2019, The Weight Band's
first performance in Japan, the presence of the legendary rock group
The Band that inherited various legacy left over in the 21st
century, was realized. It was a powerful and thrilling performance
that far exceeded expectations, and it was a roots rock live.
Although not included as a stand-alone track on this album, the
tour's guests also include key members of legendary band Little
Feet, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, and two encore songs. Then,
their vocals can be heard on this album. Especially the opening
verse of "The Weight" was sung by Paul Barrere and became his last
live vocal solo in his life.
This album is a live recording from Billboard Live Tokyo on August
Reviving the Woodstock Sound, The Weight Band Releases
World Gone Mad
The Weight Band released their first
full-length, 11-track studio album on February 23, 2018
featuring eight original songs, including contributions
from the late Levon Helm on never-before-released
songs written for The Band. The album also includes a
special guest appearance by Jackie Greene.
Recorded at Clubhouse
Studio in Rhinebeck, New York, the album sautes a rich
musical style best de-scribed as the “Woodstock sound.”
A live, raw and rustic American musical tradition is
heard throughout the self-produced album, with lyrics
reflecting stories of love, humor, and personal
salutes … the ‘Woodstock sound’"
World Gone Mad shines bright during moments like the
title track, a powerful glance at the current
national mood. The band’s growing concern over the
divisiveness of today’s political climate and the
hardship of life in America is revealed on “Common
Man” and “Fire in the Hole.”
“a powerful glance at the current national mood”
Lead vocals is a job met
by all five members of the band. Guitarist and mandolin
player, Jim Weider likens their shared vocal duties
to the treatment and approach perfected
his 15 years with The Band. “Lead vocals alternate on
each song, with members trading off,” as evident on
“Heat of the Moment” and “I Wish You Were Here Tonight.”
In addition to Weider, Marty Grebb (keyboards, organ,
acoustic guitar, horns), Brian Mitchell (keyboards,
organ, accordion), Albert Rogers (bass), and Michael
Bram (drums, harmonica) deliver a level of virtuosity
and style of performance rarely heard in music today.
Jackie Greene (vocals, slide guitar) sits in on "Deal,”
a dynamic cover of the classic Jerry Garcia-Robert
Hunter song. Randy Ciarlante, a former Band and Weight
Band member, is also a guest on two songs.
“Jackie Greene …
sits in on ‘Deal’”
The album is capped off by a full-tilt live version of
“Remedy,” co-written by Jim Weider and originally
recorded for The Band’s Jericho album.
The launch of World Gone Mad is perfectly timed for the
group, capitalizing on new attention generated from
their live concert showcase on the nationally syndicated
PBS television series, Infinity Hall Live.
Album artwork was designed by John Halpern (The Eagles,
OutKast), with graphics by Larry Freemantle (Kid Rock.)
7. You’re Never Too Old
(to Rock ’N Roll)
8. Big Legged Sadie
9. Day of the Locusts
10. Every Step of the Way
Learn more about The Weight Band’s rich musical
background in this short documentary, as well
as tidbits about their
first studio album, World Gone Mad. This documentary - filmed in Woodstock, NY at Levon Helm Studios
The Weight Band "World Gone Mad"
Keeping the spirit and the music alive that helped define an era,
members of The Weight Band were either actual players in The
Band, or are directly and deeply connected to their legacy.
The Weight Band "You're
Never Too Old To Rock N Roll"
GONE MAD" ORDER CD OR DOWNLOAD TODAY!!
AVAILABLE AT CURVE MUSIC CANADA
7, 2018 - Signing of The Weight Band
Very excited to announce the signing of The Weight Band, and the release
of their album “World Gone Mad” on Curve Music.
Featuring members of The Band, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson
and Levon Helm's band, The Woodstock based Weight Band is not a tribute
to The Band but rather a continuation of where The Band and members left
off. Members include Jim Weider, Marty Grebb, Brian Mitchell, Albert
Rogers and Michael Bram… Songs written by The Band, Levon Helm… and