The Weight Band

Played 2017

The Weight Band

About The Weight Band

THE WEIGHT BAND features former members of The Band, the Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group, performing the music of The Band.

Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. And THE WEIGHT BAND, a five-piece ensemble featuring Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band, Brian Mitchell of the Levon Helm Band, Marty Grebb, who wrote and recorded with The Band and worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel, and Albert Rogers who played with Levon Helm and Garth Hudson, remains a vehicle through which we can continue to share those stories and dance to those back beats. 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 Band’s 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 Band’s 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 BAND. 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 / SAXOPHONE)
A talented multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, Marty’s connection to The Band runs deep.  He wrote and recorded on Jericho and performing 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 BAND, Marty has toured with many great artists, including Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and Gregg Allman, just to name a few.

Albert Rogers  (VOCALS / BASS)
Albert plays bass and shares vocal duties as a member of THE WEIGHT BAND. 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.



What Passengers Think

Once again NAHA put on an awesome time. Improved deck stage , fantastic line up, saw more shows compared to cruises 2 and 3 and even had some nice sit down dinners in the dining room with the strategic scheduling. If you like classic rock music and want to see lots of it with friendly people this is the cruise to be on. It is also for a great cause!

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I have been on all V Rock Legends Cruises and will be on VI. This is a great time and a lot of fun — seeing new friends and meeting new friends. It is worth the money and I am helping Native American Heritage Association.

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