Monday, December 28, 2009

Post Robbie Robertson Guitarist for The Band, Jim Weider bring his Fenders to the Iron Horse Thursday, January 28th

Jim Weider is a guitarist best known for his work with The Band. He joined the reformed version of The Band in 1985 to replace original guitarist Robbie Robertson. He is a master of classic telecaster and traditional blues slide guitar techniques. He is one of a select group of musicians to have an endorsement from Fender, and has built an international reputation among fellow musicians worldwide.

A native of Woodstock, New York, Weider was born in 1951 and began playing guitar at age 11. Some of his early influences included Chuck Berry, James Burton and Scotty Moore. While still a teenager in Woodstock, he became acquainted with Levon Helm and was exposed to The Band's music. Weider went on to become an accomplished studio session player in cities such as Atlanta and Nashville, but eventually returned to Woodstock and was invited to become The Band's sole guitarist in 1985, remaining until the group's dissolution in 2000 following the death of Rick Danko in late 1999.

In addition to his work with The Band and his own musical group The Jim Weider Band, Weider has performed and recorded with numerous other musicians, including Bob Dylan, Los Lobos, Robbie Dupree, Doctor John, Taj Majhal, Mavis Staples, Paul Butterfield, Scotty Moore, Keith Richards, Hot Tuna, Bob Weir/Rat Dog, Kim Wilson, Paul Burlison, Lee Rocker, and Graham Parker. Following Jimmy Vivino's departure in early 2009, Jim Weider has been appearing with the Levon Helm Band.

ProJECT PERCoLAToR features RODNEY HOLMES on Drums, (Santana & Steps Ahead ), MITCH STEIN on Guitar (Steve Kimock Band), and STEVE LUCAS on Bass.

Guitar Geek Info:

Weider's main instrument is the Fender Telecaster, but he also plays a vintage 1960s Silvertone electric guitar (primarily for slide) and a vintage 1960s Guild Starfire III. For amplification, Weider uses a combination of Fender amplifiers and his own signature series JW40 amp, designed in conjunction with Fargen Amplification, Inc. He is also the co-designer of the AnalogMan King Of Tone pedal which you will find on his pedalboard.

Jim Weider's PRoJECT PERCoLAToR at the Iron Horse Thursday, January 28th at 7PM. Get your tickets here.

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