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Peterborough based, Maryland born roots rock band The Weber Brothers  band are building something big. As well they should living on the The Weber Brothers band look forward to rocking Lethbridge again. Photo by Richard Ameryroad.
“It’s going good. It’s been really positive and a lot of fun,” said bassist Ryan Weber from Saskatoon in the middle of their latest tour which brings them to the Slice, July 20.'
“We’re building slowly. That’s the hope we have. And I feel it. We’re growing all the time.”

 They have done a lot in their 10 plus year career including being Ronnie Hawkins‘ backing band.

 Their latest CD “Left Right, Left Right” is doing well and earning them new fans.
“We’ve been doing this forever. Sam got a guitar when he was eight and I got a bass when I was 10,” he said.

On a whim they e-mailed Ronnie Hawkins back in 2001, moved to his farm and soon joined his band, taking advantage of the opportunity to learn at the feet of one of the masters.

“The more we do it, the more I feel it’s something positive we’re doing. And we’ve been gradually building it. We have experienced a hell of a lot in the past 10 years,” he said.
He can’t choose just one best experience, from playing with Ronnie Hawkins or Johnnie Johnson, Chuck Berry’s piano player.

“We’ve had a chance to learn and work with the real masters,” he said.
While the lessons from Hawkins are countless, one of the big ones was learning to play to a crowd, not to mention the importance of being tight.

“We learned really a lot about being a performer. And how to be tight. A lot of bands don’t learn how to be tight. I like that. I’m not so much into just jamming. I like musicians knowing where they are going,” he said.
They are also more excited about their new CD, which they recorded over two days at Bedside Studios in Winnipeg, while “Left Right, Left Right,” took a lot more time over six months including mixing.


“‘Left Right Left Right’ has some great rocking tunes on it,” he said.

“If you are going to go, you might as well go big. What’s the reason not to,” he said.

 Their latest CD  didn’t take nearly as long because they wanted to capture the intensity of their live show.

“ We wanted to keep building on ‘Left Right, Left Right,’” he continued adding while you can’t real capture the energy of a live show in a studio, the new CD comes pretty close. They recorded 16 songs for it and are planning to release in on October or November.

“It‘s all real. We just went in and played the songs as if it were a gig. Bedside Studios is big enough to record a symphony. It has a big sound. It really seemed like the right thing to do,” he said.

They are looking forward to being back in Lethbridge, winning over new fans and putting on an energetic show which will include classics, songs from Left Right, Left Right,” as well as some new songs.

“Everybody is always so worried all the time today. We provide an escape from that for the three hours, or two hours or one hour, however long we play. People can just put away their cell phones and stop worrying. Just celebrate with some rock and roll. That's what we bring and we will bring it,” he said.
 The show begins at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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