The Weber Brothers
940 Bonisteel Rd. Trenton
There are bands for which rock and roll is a lifestyle, and then there are bands for which it is
To many, The Weber Brothers are the baddest band in the land. To many others, their story sits like
an ancient volume in an old bookstore, dust covered, tucked away behind hundreds of newer, shinier
books. Untouched. Waiting to be discovered. Regardless of what side you’re on, there’s an undeniable
truth. In the rough and tumble world of rock and roll, The Weber Brothers have been around the
We’re thrilled to have The Weber Brothers back to the Old Church Theatre!
Ryan and Sam Weber left their Baltimore, MD home one night as teenagers, with the aim of meeting
their idol, rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins, and ten hours later showed up at his doorstep. “The
Hawk”, the elder statesman of rock whose former protégés (Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon
Helm, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson) went on to reshape music history as “The Band”, was duly
impressed by the pair’s immense raw talent, and promptly invited them to audition for his storied
backing band, The Hawks. Mere months later, after surviving the intense musical apprenticeship of
his fabled “Rock ‘n’ Roll Boot-camp,” they were in: full-blooded Hawks. By the ages of 18 and 21
they had already performed alongside Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Jeff Healey and the Tragically Hip to name a few.
Over the past 18 years they’ve recorded 14 independent albums and toured extensively throughout the
U.S., Canada and Europe.
In October 2012 the brothers were invited to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame American Music
Masters Tribute to Chuck Berry in Cleveland where they shared the stage with Merle Haggard,
Lemmy Kilmister, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Rick Derringer, Joe Bonamassa, Earl Slick, Steve
Jordan and the father of Rock and Roll himself, Chuck Berry.
2016 saw the release of “Before We Arrive: The Story of The Weber Brothers”, a feature length
documentary chronicling the pair’s musical journey, which the Toronto Independent Film Festival
dubbed “Best Documentary” for 2016.
Also highly regarded for their proficiency as studio musicians, the brothers have recorded on
hundreds of outside projects, including work with Gordon Lightfoot, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie
Hawkins and Willie Nelson.
Between their renowned musical ability, high-energy, awe-inspiring performances and lessons learned
first hand from rock n’ roll pioneers, a reputation as the “Baddest Band in the Land”, “heroes of this
generation” and “the future in the big shoes of the past” now precedes them. Whether it be their
unrivaled power as a full rock band, or their undeniable chemistry highlighted in a head-to-head duo
performance, The Weber Brothers always deliver.
“If it’s looked at as a passing of the torch or a keeping of the flame, then we’re the guys to do it,” says
“The Weber Brothers are the ultimate roots band, playing, writing and
doing it all.” – Bob Mersereau, Top 100 Canadian Blog
“Enthusiasm…energy-wise the band is great… We know they’re great.”
– Garth Hudson
“If I had The Weber Brothers with me in 1952…Elvis would’ve been my
roadie.” – Ronnie Hawkins