There are bands for which rock and roll is a lifestyle, and then there are bands for which it is life.
At an age when most boys are still dreaming of rock stardom, The Weber Brothers were too busy sharpening their sound to care. Four sets a night,
four nights a week, the brothers honed their hard-earned sound in Maryland dive bars they were often too young to frequent. Inspired
by their intense love of Scorcese’s classic concert film ‘The Last Waltz,’ Ryan and Sam sent off a self-recorded demo tape to the legendary
Ronnie Hawkins, the elder statesman of rock and roll whose former protégés (Levon, Robbie, Rick, Richard, Garth) went on to reshape music
history as The Band. Duly impressed by the pair’s immense raw talent, Hawkins promptly invited them to audition for his storied backing band, The Hawks.
One quick decision and one long van ride later, they arrived at Hawkins’ rural Ontario home, and after surviving the intense musical apprenticeship of his fabled “Rock and Roll Boot-camp,” they were in: Full-blooded Hawks. Twenty years and twelve selfreleased albums later, the Webers have spread their wings, and a reputation as the “Baddest Band in the Land” now precedes them.
They have shared the stage with icons like Garth Hudson, Levon Helm, Leon Russell, Derek Trucks, Merle Haggard, and Lynyrd Skynyrd to name a few, and toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. 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.
‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ marks the brothers 13th full length release, and is a reunion of sorts with Baltimore MD based musician/producer extraordinaire Timothy Bracken, who just so happens to have ridden the same bus to elementary school as The Weber Brothers, in their shared hometown of Westminster, MD. The trio of Ryan, Sam, and Tim has been making music together for 30 years, and with Bracken’s masterfully adept hand wielding the mixing, mastering, and production duties, ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ fires on all cylinders and leaps from the speakers, offering the listener an exciting and compelling hour-long thrill ride.
Featuring 13 new songs with all vocals and instrumentation handled by the 3, ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ gives an engaging glimpse of how Ryan, Sam, and Tim are moving forward in these modern days, while at the same time hearkens back to a time when it was just 3 boys in the back seats of an elementary school bus….singing songs.
02 Toys in the Junkyard
03 We Were Let Down
05 Love Maker
06 God Help Us
08 Why You Wanna Act This Way
09 I Don’t Know Why
10 Can’t Control My Body
11 Somethin’ You Can Talk About
12 Choose Your Own Adventure
13 Still the Same Game
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