September 14, 2023
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Common Ground Downtown Concert Season kicks off with The Weber Brothers at Carroll Arts Center
Common Ground Downtown, the concert series presented by the Carroll County Arts Council in partnership with Common Ground on the Hill, is back with the country’s best roots, blues, bluegrass, and Americana musicians. Electrifying blues and rock band, The Weber Brothers, kick the series off with a concert on Saturday, October 14 at 7:30pm at the Carroll Arts Center.
There are bands for which rock and roll is a lifestyle, and then there are bands for which it is life. In the rough and tumble world of rock and roll, the Weber Brothers have been around the block. 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 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 15 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. 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” 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.
This concert is sponsored by the Velnoskey Wealth Management Group. Tickets are $28 for adults and $25 for ages 60 and up and ages 25 and under. CCAC Members get an additional 10% off. Tickets can be purchased at CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org or by calling the box office at 410-848-7272. The Carroll Arts Center is located at 91 West Main Street in Downtown Westminster.
PHOTO: The Weber Brothers