The Weight Band featuring members of The Band & The Levon Helm Band
Sponsored by Badger Mining Corporation
After years of touring, The Weight Band has
released a new album of original material, packaged for today’s vibrant
Americana base and capturing The Band’s rich musical tradition. Released in
February 2018, World Gone Mad is a Roots
Rock masterpiece of the Woodstock sound.
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 Brian Mitchell and Marty Grebb to
complete their sound. The Weight Band later added Albert Rogers, Michael Bram
and Matt Zeiner to cement their current lineup. With a heavy US tour schedule slated for 2018 and beyond, the concerts
blend The Weight Band originals with songs from The Band's treasured catalog
including "Up On Cripple Creek”, "The Weight” and "Dixie”- complimenting The
Band’s timeless legacy while pushing forward with new original material
inspired by their Northern New York home base.