"Shines Like Gold"

On April 1, 2022 The Weight Band released Shines Like Gold, the follow-up to 2018’s World Gone Mad. As we noted in the context of the prior album, “Though The Weight Band grew out of a tribute to Helm and his bandmates, with its newly released 11-track album World Gone Mad, the ensemble have firmly established themselves as an entity unto their own.” This development continues on Shines Like Gold which features nine originals, along with a Willie Dixon cover. Colin Linden produced the record and also contributes guitar to the record, which the quintet recorded in December 2020 at Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck , NY.

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The Weight Band
Live in Japan CD

This CD being released worldwide for download on November 4th, 2022 on The Weight Band Records.

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The Weight Band - Live In Japan
Recorded at Billboard Live, Tokyo, August 31, 2019

In August 2019, The Weight Band's first performance in Japan, the presence of the legendary rock group The Band that inherited various legacy left over in the 21st century, was realized. It was a powerful and thrilling performance that far exceeded expectations, and it was a roots rock live. Although not included as a stand-alone track on this album, the tour's guests also include key members of legendary band Little Feet, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, and two encore songs. Then, their vocals can be heard on this album. Especially the opening verse of "The Weight" was sung by Paul Barrere and became his last live vocal solo in his life.
This album is a live recording from Billboard Live Tokyo on August 31st.


"Live Is A Carnival"

The Weight Band (with members of The Band and The Levon Helm Band) originates from The Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock and is dedicated to preserving that unique Woodstock Sound. Their live shows are made up from both covers (of The Band and other jam bands) and originals. Here are two tracks that represent the Weight Band concerts. Recorded at a fabulous show at the Brooklyn Bowl. The full album is expected to be released in June 2020.

Released July 3, 2020
Recorded by Mark Rudzinski.
Mixed by Jim Weider and Mark Rudzinski.
Mastered by BJ Baartmans

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The Weight Band - Acoustic Live
Recorded Live at Big Pink and Levon Helm Studios.

1. Ain't No More Cane
2. Bessie
3. Deal
4. Rockin Chair
5. Remedy
6. Highway 61 Revisited
7. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
8. Common Man
9. World Gone Mad
10. Caledonia Mission
11. What am I Living For

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Check out our new songs, "Common Man" and "World Gone Mad"

Reviving the Woodstock Sound, The Weight Band Releases World Gone Mad

Woodstock-based artists The Weight Band released their first full-length, 11-track studio album on February 23, 2018 featuring eight original songs, including contributions from the late Levon Helm on never-before-released songs written for The Band. The album also includes a special guest appearance by Jackie Greene.

Recorded at Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, New York, the album sautes a rich musical style best de-scribed as the “Woodstock sound.” A live, raw and rustic American musical tradition is heard throughout the self-produced album, with lyrics reflecting stories of love, humor, and personal journeys.

“The album salutes … the ‘Woodstock sound’"

World Gone Mad shines bright during moments like the title track, a powerful glance at the current national mood. The band’s growing concern over the divisiveness of today’s political climate and the hardship of life in America is revealed on “Common Man” and “Fire in the Hole.”

“a powerful glance at the current national mood”

Lead vocals is a job met by all five members of the band. Guitarist and mandolin player, Jim Weider likens their shared vocal duties  to the treatment and approach perfected

during his 15 years with The Band. “Lead vocals alternate on each song, with members trading off,” as evident on “Heat of the Moment” and “I Wish You Were Here Tonight.”

In addition to Weider, Marty Grebb (keyboards, organ, acoustic guitar, horns), Brian Mitchell (keyboards, organ, accordion), Albert Rogers (bass), and Michael Bram (drums, harmonica) deliver a level of virtuosity and style of performance rarely heard in music today. Jackie Greene (vocals, slide guitar) sits in on "Deal,” a dynamic cover of the classic Jerry Garcia-Robert Hunter song. Randy Ciarlante, a former Band and Weight Band member, is also a guest on two songs.

“Jackie Greene … sits in on ‘Deal’”

The album is capped off by a full-tilt live version of “Remedy,” co-written by Jim Weider and originally recorded for The Band’s Jericho album.
The launch of World Gone Mad is perfectly timed for the group, capitalizing on new attention generated from their live concert showcase on the nationally syndicated PBS television series, Infinity Hall Live.
Album artwork was designed by John Halpern (The Eagles, OutKast), with graphics by Larry Freemantle (Kid Rock.)



1. World Gone Mad
2. Fire in The Hole
3. Deal
4. I Wish You Were Here Tonight
5. Common Man
6. Heat of the Moment
7. You’re Never Too Old (to Rock ’N Roll)
8. Big Legged Sadie
9. Day of the Locusts
10. Every Step of the Way
11. Remedy

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 "You're Never Too Old To Rock N Roll"




March 7, 2018 - Signing of The Weight Band
Very excited to announce the signing of The Weight Band, and the release of their album “World Gone Mad” on Curve Music.
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 written by The Band, Levon Helm… and Colin Linden.


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