Sherman Theater Presents

The Weight Band Feat: Members of The Band & Levon Helm Band

All Ages
Saturday, September 07
Doors: 7pm // Show: 8pm
$29 to $39
All Ages Admitted // 21 to drink with ID
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PL1 $39 | PL2 $29

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Performing original songs as well as classics of The Band, The Weight Band is led by Jim Weider, a 15-year former member of The Band and the Levon Helm Band. The Weight Band originated in 2013 inside the famed Woodstock barn of Levon Helm. Weider was inspired by Helm to carry on the musical legacy of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group. On their new album, Shines Like Gold, The Weight Band presents a dynamic set of classic Americana that draws upon roadhouse rock, funky swamp pop, blues, country soul and folk music. Composed of band leader, renowned guitarist Jim Weider (The Band, Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band, Jim Weider Band), keyboardist Brian Mitchell (Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band), bassist Albert Rogers (Jim Weider Band, Jimmy Vivino), drummer Michael Bram (Jason Mraz) and keyboardist Matt Zeiner (Dickey Betts), the veteran quintet shares a deep appreciation and knowledge for this music, which Weider describes as the “Woodstock Sound.” The Weight Band continues to serve as its torchbearer, with Shines Like Gold representing a sublime example of these masterful roots musicians at work. The Weight Band recorded Shine Like Gold live at Clubhouse Studios in Rhinebeck, NY, over four days – with minimal rehearsal during the height of the pandemic in 2020. Producer Colin Linden, an award-winning musician and Weider’s longtime collaborator and co-writer on several of the album tracks, was in Nashville. The arrangement, however, worked out perfectly, according to Weider. “He had a big hand and footprint on this record. Weider added, “We go back, so there is a comfortableness working with him.” In 2017, The Weight Band performed on the PBS series Infinity Hall Live. The following year, their self-produced debut, World Gone Mad, was released to strong reviews. Billboard called it “excellent” while Goldmine Magazine hailed World Gone Mad as one of the year’s best indie albums. Most recently, the Weight Band put out Acoustic Live in 2021. This 11-track album features five songs recorded at the Big Pink on October 25, 2019, and six songs recorded the following night in Levon Helm’s barn/studio. Performances include memorable versions of “World Gone Mad,” Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited,” Jerry Garcia’s “Deal,” and several Band covers. The Weight Band’s origins are tied to Woodstock and some of its most famous inhabitants, The Band. Weider, a Woodstock native, served as The Band’s lead guitarist from 1985-2000, following Robbie Robertson’s departure. In the late 00s, he replaced Jimmy Vivino in the Levon Helm Band, which already included Mitchell. The connections extend further, as Rogers shared the stage with Helm and Hudson while in The Jim Weider Band and Bram drummed in the Chris O’Leary Band, an off-shoot of Helm’s band The Barnburners. Following Helm’s death in 2012, Weider performed a few “Songs of The Band” concerts, which included Vivino, Byron Isaacs, Randy Ciarlante and Garth Hudson. The shows were so well received that Weider started the first version of The Weight Band with Ciarlante, Isaacs, Mitchell, and keyboardist Marty Grebb. Over the next several years, the group shifted from playing mainly Band songs to their originals. Along the way, band membership shifted too. When Isaacs left for the Lumineers, Rogers came aboard. Bram joined the group after Ciarlante’s departure. Following World Gone Mad’s release, Grebb bowed out and Zeiner stepped in.
Wild Planes is an American rock band based out of New York consisting of Lead Singer/Guitarist Kris Carmello and Drummer Andre Jevnik. Together, they bring down the house. Having an insatiable appetite to rock, they love putting on a show. Bringing people together and making an experience is what flies Wild Planes The formation of Wild Planes is a very long, time consuming story.... In short, through many fortunate and unfortunate events, Kris Carmello (Lead Singer/Guitarist) and Andre Jevnik (Drums) formed this band. Meeting at community college in acting class, clearly they weren't meant to be movie stars, but rather rockstars. After writing some songs together, playing local acoustic shows, they figure let's make this bigger and better. After having different line up changes throughout their 5 year history, the band managed to support Cee Lo Green, KIX, Climax Blues band and many others. Their resume of festivals across America arks from legendary STURGIS to Rocklahoma (AEG Live) and PrideFest to many local events. They were featured on Good Morning America "Dressing Room Reveal" with meteorologist Ginger Zee as well as various radio stations and multiple interviews at their favorite, 96.7 Pocono FM in Pennsylvania. ​ Currently, the boys have added a fine new bass player Mr. Donald Prior to the mix, writing new music and getting the show on the road for 2023. A few show dates will be added where new songs will be battle tested and released before the year is up.
NEPA Based rock, blues, soul band.
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