In the Spotlight: Jim Weider
Featured in Rolling Stone!
What Was It Like To Replace Robbie
Robertson in the Band?
Weider and The Weight Band was recently featured in a
Rolling Stone article!
The article delves deep into the intriguing journey of
Jim stepping into the legendary shoes of Robbie
Robertson in The Band. It's a tale of musical evolution,
passion, and the timeless spirit of rock 'n' roll. Dive
into the pages of Rolling Stone and discover what it was
like to continue the legacy of one of the greatest bands
We invite you to join us on this musical odyssey and
share the story with your fellow music lovers. Like and
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Together, let's celebrate the enduring magic of The Band
and the evolution of The Weight Band!
SHINES LIKE GOLD (2022)
The Weight Band - Vintage Guitar “Shines like Gold” Aug,
Band: Shines Like Gold
"While the new collection is very much in the spirit of
their heroes, they’ve come a long way in establishing a
distinctive approach. it falls smack into the Americana
tradition but it’s bold enough to step outside of it
Weight Band’s New Album ‘Shines Like Gold’ (It Truly
The Weight Band keep The Band’s flame burning brightly
while retaining their own originality.
Guitar Player Magazine
"The Weight Band may have been born in a barn, but it
wasn’t just any old barn; we’re talking about Levon
Helm's barn in Woodstock, New York. And with their
eclectic blend of blues, soul, and roots-rock (aka “the
Woodstock sound”) guitarist Jim Weider and Co are back
with a barnstorming new album."
"Weider and the rest
of the group are roots-rock masters who will elevate the
state of anyone fortunate enough to hear these songs.
Spend a weekend with this record and it'll change your
Rock and Blues Muse
"While there is no
denying the musical parallels between TWB and their
inspiration, The Band, the bulk of Shines Like Gold’s
rugged Americana exudes enough unique qualities to show
they can rest on their own merits."
"....this is a group
that is really starting to “shine” and it’s exciting to
see where they are headed next."
Song Premiere: "Shines Like Gold"
LISTEN: The Weight Band's Jim Weider
Interview: JIm Weider
The Band: A History sits down with former guitarist
of The Band Jim Weider. Jim joined The Band in 1985 and
remained their lead guitarist until the group dissolved
in 2000 after Rick Danko's death...
WORLD GONE MAD (2018)
Spotlight: The Weight Band
Best Indie Albums of 2018
“Weider… keeps the upstate spirit of The Band alive as
The Weight Band, whose excellent new album World Gone
Mad was released in February."
"....this was a labor of love and something optimistic
and viable and worth having if you're a Band enthusiast.
I hope this band sticks around long enough to treat us
to more slices of the music The Band originally planted
their notes in Americana soil for. The Weight Band
waters it every day to keep it in bloom. That’s
LISTEN TO BANDS TO FANS PODCAST
Interview with Michael Bram
"Jim Weider and The Weight Band Continue The Band’s
The Weight Band
THE VOICE OF MUSIC PODCAST
BEST CLASSIC BANDS: THE WEIGHT BAND at CARNEGIE HALL
Review November 24. 2018
"The Weight Band opened the show on their own, turning
out an impressive six-song, half-hour set.
Tunes came from their recently released debut album,
"World Gone Mad."
All five sing—contributed significantly to the overall
sound. You don’t have to be a Band fanatic to appreciate
what they do The Weight Band wears their influences
ACOUSTIC LIVE - BIG PINK & THE
LEVON HELM STUDIOS (2021)
"The Weight Band is the most legitimate band to keep the
Americana/Roots Rock alive for audiences of all ages."
Highway 81 Revisited
"The Weight Band continues to pay loving tribute to the
music of The Band as well as add some of its own twists
(and original tunes) to the legendary Woodstock group’s
extended catalog. Helm has said, “If you pour some music
on whatever’s wrong, it’ll sure help out.” Have a listen
to The Weight Band’s “Acoustic Live,” and you’ll see
what he means."
"Jim Weider: A Common Man Advancing a Huge Legacy"
American Blues Scene
"The Weight Band Offers Its Best On 'Acoustic Live-Big
Pink & The Levon Helm Studios"
"Jim Weider Carries The Weight in the Legacy of The