Jim Weider Band
The Bottom Line, New York City, Saturday November 9, 2002Photos Copyright © "Crabgrass" 2002.
It's always a pleasure to hear a band which not only has the goods but can deliver them live - and even better when you get to see and hear them play at a great club with a great sound system and sound crew like NYC's Bottom Line. Which brings me to the case in point - JWB's debut Bottom Line gig this past Saturday evening. JWB's two headlining sets (almost totally different in content) filled the room with some really breathtaking musically complex instrumentals like "Freedom Walk" and "Sliding Home" (new full band version) while Randy's vocals rang clear as a bell on... well, every song he sang actually. Bassist Albert Rogers sang the lead on one song demonstrating strong vocal abilities while keyboard man Dan McKinney helped cement the JWB sound tightly together. Guest guitarist Sid McGinnis (who sat in for both sets) did an amazing twin lead with Jim following an energetic and inventive drum solo by Randy in the middle an old Band favorite, "Don't Do It." (Hope you enjoy the photos below - giving JWB's Remedy CD a spin while viewing them might help recreate the experience of seeing them live to some degree.)