An evening with Blues, Roots and Rock & Roll with three renowned rock guitarists Jim Weider (The Band), G.E. Smith (SNL / Roger Waters band), Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan / Levon Helm band)
Tickets on sale for Friends on 1/9 at noon. General on sale on 1/12 at noon.
More about the band members:
A master of classic telecaster guitar, Jim Weider, is renowned for his Rock and Blues-based signature sound. He is among a select group of musicians with an endorsement from Fender Stratocaster Guitars and, for the past three decades, he’s earned enormous respect from fellow musicians and music fans throughout the world. Born and raised in the famed arts colony of Woodstock, New York, Jim received great acclaim during his long tenure (1985-2000) as lead guitarist (replacing Robbie Robertson) for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Band. During 15 years of international touring with original members Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko, Jim was featured on numerous albums, films, videos and television appearances.
G.E. Smith was the music Director and led the Saturday Night Live (SNL) band for 10 years. During this time, he also toured with Bob Dylan for four years. He also helped Mike Myers write a song for Aerosmith for when they performed on SNL. GE Smith was sought out by major recording artists like Jagger, who, shortly after Live Aid, called Smith to work with him on his first solo album, She’s the Boss. During this period Smith also did a few one-off recordings and concerts with David Bowie and Peter Wolfe. He just finished a three-year run with Roger Water’s Wall Live worldwide tour. www.gesmithmusic.com
Three-time Grammy Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell was born and raised in New York City and was the music director for the Levon Helm Band for eight years. Larry sings and plays mandolin, guitar, pedal steel, fiddle and other string instruments and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for instrumentalist by the Americana Music Association and voted Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013. Larry was a member of Bob Dylan’s band from 1997-2004 and he and his wife Teresa Williams can frequently be seen performing with Phil Lesh and Friends, Hot Tuna and Little Feat as well as performing on their own as a duo. Aside from producing many other records such as Hot Tuna’s Steady as She Goes, the long list of artists that Larry has performed and recorded with includes Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Buddy and Julie Miller, Emmylou Harris, B.B. King and many others. www.larrycampbell.com