The Weight, a group featuring former members of The Band and various Band-associated groups, will perform at City Winery in New York on Thursday, July 28.
Here’s a rundown of the members of The Weight:
Jim Weider (guitar, vocals) was a member of the post-Robbie Robertson incarnation of The Band and recorded with them on “Jericho,” “Jubilation” and “High on The Hog” and toured with the group until it closed up shop.
Randy Ciarlante (drums, vocals) shared drumming and vocal duties alongside Levon Helm in The Band and was with The Band for more than a decade. He played on “Jericho,” “Jubilation” and “High on the Hog” and various tours.
Brian Mitchell (piano, organ, accordion, harmonica, vocals) was a member of The Levon Helm Band and also played with heavyweights including Bob Dylan, Al Green and BB King.
Marty Grebb (organ, piano, accordion, sax, vocals) wrote and recorded on “Jericho” and played on “Jubilation” as well. He also worked with original members of The Band, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson, on various projects. His touring credits include Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and Gregg Allman.
Albert Rogers (bass/vocals) is a longtime associate of Weider and has also played with Helm, Hudson, Albert Lee, Jim Quick and Grayson Hugh.
Below, check out our 2014 interview with Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante about The Weight. And below that, we have the remaining tour dates on the band’s schedule. For more information on The Weight, visit the group’s website.
07/28 City Winery, New York City NY
08/11 NBT Bank Summer Concert Series, Norwich NY
08/12 Athens Summer Concert Series, Athens NY
08/13 Havana, New Hope PA
08/18 Belly Up, Solana Beach CA
08/19 Harrah’s Ak-Chin, Maricopa AZ
08/20 Harrah’s Laughlin, Laughlin NV
08/22 – 08/26 Camp Cripple Creek, Full Moon Resort, Big Indian NY (w/ special guest Jackie Greene)
08/28 Rowayton Summer Music Festival, Rowayton CT
09/23 Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk CT
09/24 The Barn – Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock NY
10/08 The Opera House, Boothbay Harbor ME
10/22 Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton NY
12/09 The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville PA
01/19/2017 Rock Legends Cruise V, Fort Lauderdale FL
03/03 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Vedra Beach FL