Jim Weider

Jim Weider

born in 1951 in Woodstock, NY, United States

Jim Weider

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Jim Weider

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.


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.[1]

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.

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 Robbie Dupree, Dr. John, Graham Parker, Keith Richards and Bob Weir. He is also featured in several instructional videos produced by Homespun Video. Following Jimmy Vivino's departure in early 2009, Jim Weider had been appearing with the Levon Helm Band until Helm's death in 2012.


With The Band

  • 1993 The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Tribute concert to Bob Dylan)
  • 1993 Jericho
  • 1995 Let It Rock (Tribute to Ronnie Hawkins)
  • 1996 Not Fade Away (Remembering Buddy Holly)
  • 1996 High on the Hog
  • 1998 Jubilation
  • 1999 Tangled Up in Blues
  • 1999 The Best of The Band, Vol. II


  • 2000 Big Foot
  • 2003 Remedy
  • 2006 Percolator
  • 2006 Festivalink Presents: Jim Weider's Project
  • 2009 Pulse


  1. "Jim Weider takes the TCAN stage Friday" - The Dedham Transcript

External links

  • Jim Weider Official Website
  • The Band History
  • Homespun Video instructional DVDs and videocassettes
  • Fargen Amplification, Inc. builder of the JW40 signature series amplifier
  • Jim Weider's Project Percolator collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive
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