The Weight Band

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Music / Singing - Performance

Date & Time: Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:30 PM-10:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: College, Adult
Location:
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Bull Run Restaurant
Sawtelle Room
215 Great Rd
Shirley, MA 01464
Cost: $38 advance; $42 day of show
Description: Featuring members of THE BAND, LEVON HELM BAND & THE RICK DANKO GROUP

Performing songs of The Band, THE WEIGHT BAND is keeping the spirit and the music alive that helped define an era. All of the members of THE WEIGHT were either actual members in The Band, or are directly and deeply connected to their legacy. The group features Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band, Brian Mitchell of the Levon Helm Band, Marty Grebb, who wrote for The Band and worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, as well as Albert Rogers who played with Levon Helm and Garth Hudson. Prepare for an unforgettable performance and enjoy timeless hits like "The Weight", "Up On Cripple Creek", "Ophelia", "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down", "Rag Mama Rag" and so many others. Hear the most authentic presentation of The Band's music performed on stage, and see why the Chicago Sun Times proclaimed THE WEIGHT carries on where THE BAND left off. Come and take a load off.

Jim Weider (vocals/guitar): Thirty years ago, Jim replaced Robbie Robertson as lead guitarist, singer and songwriter for The Band. Featured on "Jericho," "Jubilation" and "High On The Hog" albums, Jim toured with the group right up until the end and appeared in numerous BAND performance videos and documentary segments.

Randy Ciarlante (vocals/drums): Personally recruited by Levon Helm, Randy shared The Bands vocal and drumming duties alongside Levon. He toured with the group for more than ten years, was featured on "Jericho," "Jubilation" and "High On The Hog" albums and also appeared in many of The Bands live performance videos and archival footage.

Brian Mitchell (vocals/piano/B3/accordion/harmonica): As a member of The Levon Helm Band, Brian played piano, organ and accordion as well as contributing to vocals. He now fills those same roles within THE WEIGHT. Highly regarded within the music industry as the consummate musician, Brian has performed with Bob Dylan, Al Green, BB King and countless others.

Marty Grebb (vocals/B3/piano/accordion/sax): A talented multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, Martys connection to The Band runs deep. He wrote and recorded on "Jericho" and performed on "Jericho" and "Jubilation" albums, as well as having worked on Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, and Garth Hudson projects. Like the other members of THE WEIGHT, Marty has toured with many great artists, including Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and Etta James.

Albert Rogers (vocals/bass): Albert plays bass and shares vocal duties as a member of THE WEIGHT. A long-time collaborator with Jim Weider, Albert has played with Levon Helm and Garth Hudson of The Band, as well as Albert Lee, Jim Quick, and Grayson Hugh.

The Bull Run is a full-service, farm-to-table restaurant in a pre-revolutionary tavern, located about 35 miles NW of Boston, with plenty of free parking and rustic, old-world charm.
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More Information: Website: https://tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com/TheWeight
E-mail: bullrungeorge@gmail.com
Phone: 978-425-4311
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Created: February 15, 2017 at 2:32 PM

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