Summer album release tour puts the 'WE' in Weber BrothersWednesday, June 04, 2014 by: SooToday.com Staff
THE WEBER BROTHERS
Summer album release tour puts the 'WE' in Weber Brothers
The Weber Brothers, aka the 'heirs to the great rock n’ roll traditions', the 'future in the big shoes of the past', 'the heroes of this generation' bring high-energy live show to fans across the US and Canada in support of their ninth album, WE.
Produced by James McKenty (Blue Rodeo, The Spades, Matthew Barber) over nine months in 2013, the critically acclaimed WE is the embodiment of their trademark musical synergy and catches the Weber Brothers at the zenith of their creativity.
CBC’s Bob Mersereau (author, Top 100 Canadian Albums) calls WE “…bursting with ideas and influences. Each of ten songs here can barely contain the excitement and imagination of the group. Simply put, is there anything this band can’t do?”
“WE is who we are as a band right now,” says Sam Weber, half the brother duo originally from Baltimore. “I don’t know if it was intentional, or ever really is, but it’s all in there. You can hear what we’re doing, where we’re at now, and what we’ve done in the past.”
No hollow statement, considering their background and almost ridiculous rock n’ roll pedigree.
Legend has it that Sam and his older brother Ryan showed up on the doorstep of legendary bandleader/talent scout Ronnie Hawkins as mere teenagers, passed through his fabled 90 Day Rock n Roll Boot Camp to become full-fledged members of one of the most celebrated bands of all time, The Hawks, have since recorded nine independent albums, toured extensively through the US, Canada and Europe, as well as sharing the stage with countless music legends (Chuck Berry, Levon Helm, Kris Krisftofferson, Merle Haggard, Garth Hudson, Derek Trucks, Leon Russell, Johnnie Johnson, Jeff Healey, Lemmy Kilmister, etc) at illustrious venues like Toronto’s historic Massey Hall and the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Between undeniable musical ability, tireless work ethic, awe-inspiring live performances, lessons learned firsthand from some of rock’s most influential figures, and a far-reaching reputation as the Baddest Band In The Land, The Weber Brothers are one of the most respected bands active today.
“…this talk about us bearing the torch of rock n’ roll, preserving integrity, stuff like that. Well, if that’s true,” says Sam, “then we’ll carry it proudly. If that’s true, then it was the real masters that passed it down to us. And if that’s true, then it’s our responsibility to never let it go out.”
The WE tour kicked off at the Troubadour in Berkeley Springs, WV on April 12 and winds its way north and west throughout the spring and summer.
“We’re excited to get the album out there to the fans. To show them what we all created together,” adds Sam. “Because WE is not just the guys up on stage. It’s the fans too, and what happens when we all get together. You can’t spell The Weber Brothers without WE.”
The WE tour stops in Sault Ste. Marie on Friday, June 6 at 9 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door.