“It’s a song I co-wrote during
this pandemic with my producer Colin Linden. The song is about keeping your head
up, keep the faith we’re going to come out of all this “there’s a new dawn
rising, and it shines like gold….hard times are leaving we’ve done enough
grieving now we’ll shine like gold.”
- Jim Weider
was originally written for Rick Danko when I was writing with Colin
Linden for The Band's Jericho album and was never used for that album.
Colin had a big hand and footprint on this record. We go back, so there
is a comfortableness working with him."
- Jim Weider
The Weight Band - Acoustic Live - Recorded at Big Pink and
Levon Helm Studios
Smith- Recorded at Big Pink
Deal- Recorded at Big
Ain't No More Cane- Recorded at Big Pink
Rockin Chair- Recorded at Big Pink
New Speedway Boogie
Learn more about The Weight Band’s rich musical
background in this short documentary, as well
as tidbits about their
first studio album, World Gone Mad. This documentary - filmed in Woodstock, NY at Levon Helm Studios
The Weight Band "World Gone Mad"
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.
The Weight Band
Never Too Old To Rock N Roll"
Belly Up Tavern
Solana Beach, CA
June 13, 2019
Guitar Diaries with Jol Dantzig
Interview with Jim Weider
Stream The Weight Band's
recorded performance of
"The Band’s" Rock of Ages Concert (1971).
This is a 50th year celebration recorded live by The Weight Band
at The Capitol Theater (2019)
Rock of Ages: The Band in Concert is a live album by The Band, released
in 1972. It was compiled from recordings made during their series of
shows at the Academy of Music in New York City, from December 28 through
December 31, 1971.
Chicago Sun Times proclaimed "THE WEIGHT BAND carries on where
THE BAND left off"