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THE WEIGHT BAND performing the music of THE BAND feat. Members of The Band, Levon Helm Band & Rick Danko Group

Infinity Norfolk

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Sat, August 26, 2017
Norfolk, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Price: $39 - $59

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Pop/Rock
THE WEIGHT BAND performing the music of THE BAND feat. Members of The Band, Levon Helm Band & Rick Danko Group

Performing songs of The Band, THE WEIGHT BAND is keeping the spirit and the music alive that helped define an era.  Members of THE WEIGHT were either actual members in The Band, or are directly and deeply connected to their legacy.  The group features Jim Weider from The Band, Brian Mitchell of the Levon Helm Band, Marty Grebb, who wrote for The Band and worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, and Albert Rogers, who shared the stage with Levon Helm and Garth Hudson in The Jim Weider Band.  Michael Bram, the newest member of THE WEIGHT, played with Jason Mraz.  


Prepare for an unforgettable performance and enjoy timeless hits like "The Weight", "Up On Cripple Creek", "Ophelia", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Rag Mama Rag" and so many others.  Hear the most authentic presentation of The Band's music performed on stage, and see why the Chicago Sun Times proclaimed “THE WEIGHT carries on where THE BAND left off.”  Come and take a load off.  

 

The Weight Band

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THE WEIGHT BAND

With three of the five original members of The Band gone now, who better than the iconic group's "second generation" to keep the unique roots-rock sound alive. Jim Weider, who replaced Robbie Robertson on lead guitar in 1985, and Randy Ciarlante, who joined The Band as second drummer to Levon Helm in 1991, are bringing The Weight to Infinity Hall!

The Weight, named after arguably The Band's best-known song, are much more than a tribute band, as Weider points out. He and Ciarlante were there -- Weider for 15 years and three original albums.

"Those were great times. I got to play all over the world and with the best musicians, from Bob Dylan to Crosby Stills and Nash to Roy Buchanan ... and you can keep going," Weider said.

Jim Weider was a member of the legendary group from 1985 to the end. He not only replaced Robbie Robertson as their lead guitarist, but wrote songs, performed on their three studio albums (Jericho, High on the Hog, Jubilation ) and toured internationally with them for fifteen years. As a result he was prominently featured on those records and in their numerous films, videos and television appearances. Jim was also a member of Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band and continues to front his own personal group, ProJECT Percolator.

Randy Ciarlante was a member of the second incarnation of THE BAND. Up until Levon Helm’s passing he also double-drummed with Levon in his Midnight Ramble Band. He played drums alongside Levon and sang on The Band's albums, circa 1990s, including Jericho, High On The Hog and Jubilation. Randy also leads his own amazing band, "CKS".

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

Byron Isaacs was also a member of Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble Band,The Dirt Farmer Band and Amy Helm’s band “Ollabelle”, Byron is a well-respected singer-songwriter and has written songs that appear on Levon's Grammy-winning CDs, Dirt Farmer and Electric Dirt.

Marty Grebb is a former member of the Fabulous Rhinestones and also played with the Rick Danko Band, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Gregg Allman and Bonnie Bramlett. Marty also wrote songs forTHE BAND and appearing on the Jericho CD.


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