Featuring members of THE BAND & Levon Helm Band. 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.
The Weight Band’s performances are composed of their original songs as well as fan favorites from The Band’s catalog, including “Up on Cripple Creek”, “The Weight” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”.
On their new album, “Shines Like Gold”, The Weight Band presents a dynamic set of classic Americana that draws upon roadhouse rock, funky swamp pop, blues, country soul and folk music. It represents a sublime example of these masterful roots musicians at work.