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The Weight: The Music of The Band at Bay Street Theatre
April 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$35 – $45
Performing Songs of The Band
featuring members of The Band, Levon Helm Band, and Rick Danko Group
Jim Weider is a former member of the legendary group, The Band from 1985 to 2000. Jim replaced Robbie Robertson as their lead guitarist, writing songs and performing on their three studio albums, “Jericho,” High on the Hog” and “Jubilation.” He toured at home and internationally with original members Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko for fifteen years and was featured with them on numerous albums, films, videos and television appearances. Jim is a current member of Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band and his group ProJECT Percolator.
Randy Ciarlante was a member of the second incarnation of The Band. Up until Levon’s passing, he double-drummed in The Levon Helm Band. He played drums alongside Levon and sang on The Band’s albums, circa1990s, including Jubilation and High On The Hog. Randy also leads his own amazing band, CKS.
Brian Mitchell is a current member of The Ramble Band (aka The Levon Helm Band) and is well-known within the circles of the music industry and beyond for his solo career and his high-profile collaborations. He has recorded and performed with some of music’s most respected artists, Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Al Green, B.B. King, and countless others.
Byron Isaacs is a current member of The Ramble Band (aka The Levon Helm Band), The Dirt Farmer Band and Ollabelle. Byron is a well-respected singer-songwriter – and has written songs that appear on Levon’s Grammy-winning CDs, Dirt Farmer and Electric Dirt.
Marty Grebb is a former member of the Fabulous Rhinestones has played with The Rick Danko Band, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Greg Allman and Bonnie Bramlett. Marty also wrote songs for The Band appearing on the Jericho CD.