The Weight Band – World Gone Mad
Label: Continental Record Services
Releasedatum: 14 september 2018
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.
Touring nationally for the past four years 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 were written by The Band, Levon Helm… and Colin Linden.
Summer 2018, “The Weight Band” releases its first full-length, 11-track studio album “World Gone Mad” in Europe. 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.
The Weight 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 line up with Weider, Mitchell and Grebb.
Together, after four years of touring, The Weight Band has recorded a new album of original material, capturing The Band’s musical tradition and packaged for today’s vibrant Americana base. Released in Europe in September 2018, “World Gone Mad” is an Americana/Roots Rock masterpiece of the Woodstock sound.
01. World Gone Mad
02. Fire In The Hole
04. I Wish You Were Here Tonight
05. Common Man
06. Heat Of The Moment
07. You’re Never To Old To Rock And Roll
08. Big Legged Sadie
09. Day of the Locusts
10. Every Step Of The Way
11. Remedy (Live Bonus Track)
Website: The Weight Band