The Weight Band has been keeping the spirit and music alive that defined an era. Touring nationally for the past four years, the group features members of The Band, Levon Helm Band, and Rick Danko Group.
The band originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock, New York barn of Levon Helm when Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante — both former members of The Band — performed “Songs of The Band” with Band founder, Garth Hudson, alongside Jimmy Vivino and Byron Isaacs.
Inspired to carry on the legacy of the unforgettable rock group, Weider, Ciarlante and Isaacs began performing fan favorites from The Band catalog to audiences across the country, inviting Marty Grebb and Brian Mitchell to complete their sound. The Weight Band later added Albert Rogers and Michael Bram to make up their current lineup with Weider, Mitchell and Grebb.
They’ve recorded a new album of original material, set to release on February 23, 2018, capturing The Band’s musical tradition and packaged for today’s vibrant Americana base. World Gone Mad is their first full-length, 11-track studio album. It features eight original tracks, guest vocals and slide guitar from Jackie Greene on a cover of a Jerry Garcia-Robert Hunter song, and writing contributions from the late Levon Helm on previously unreleased songs. World Gone Mad is an Americana/Roots Rock masterpiece of the Woodstock sound.
For additional info on The Weight Band, please visit their website at www.theweightband.com