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Jim Weider and The Weight Band Return to the 518!

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.

Weider replaced original guitarist Robbie Robertson in 1985, and wrote and performed on their albums Jericho, High on the Hog and Jubilation. He toured internationally with original Band members Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko for fifteen years and was featured with them on numerous albums, films, videos and television appearances. Jim is also a current member of Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band and his group ProJECT Percolator.

Weider chats with WEXT’s Dave Michaels about his time in The Band, as well as the past decade with The Weight Band. We also get his thoughts on the recent passing of Robbie Robertson.

Catch The Weight Band at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall this Saturday (September 23) night!