Featuring Jim Weider/Guitar, Jesse Gress/Guitar (John Scofield Band), Jesse Murphy/Bass(Natalie Merchant) and Rodney Holmes/Drums
ProJECT PERCoLAToR is Weider’s venture into a powerful atmospheric, groove-guitar driven band – a new musical direction for Jim, with big guitars with modern grooves! A show that’s both exciting and mesmerizing, blending rock & blues with funk & jazz grooves, combining modern drum loops and samples, and beautiful melodic ballads. The band’s worldwide touring experiences and amazing improvisational chemistry
makes for a crowd-pleasing show.
Jim Weider (Guitar/The Band)
Jim Weider, former member of the legendary group THE BAND and of LEVON HELM BAND, is a master of classic Telecaster Guitar. Jim was featured on numerous albums, films, videos and television appearances. Highlights included a 1990 performance with The Band and Ronnie Hawkins at The Berlin Wall concert produced by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd; several cable TV specials, notably “The Bob Dylan Tribute” at Madison Square Garden; “The Road,” a 1994 pay-per-view concert telecast from the Woodstock ’94 Festival; and a 1995 appearance on the A&E Biography documentary “The Authorized Video Biography The Band”
Jesse Gress (Guitar/Todd Rundgren)
Jesse Gress tours and records with Todd Rundgren and the Grammy®- nominated Tony Levin Band. A respected performer, music educator, and former music editor of Guitar Player Magazine, Jesse has hundreds of transcription folios and magazine articles to his credit, as well as five acclaimed reference books: Guitar Licks of the Texas Blues-Rock Heroes, GuitaRevolution – Lessons from the Groundbreakers & Innovators, The Guitar Cookbook, Guitar Lick Factory, and Guitar Licks of the Brit-Rock Heroes. He currently continues to creates content for Guitar Player Magazine.
Jesse Murphy/Bass (JohnScofield)
New York City-based bass player, Murphy, has played on John Scofield’s Überjam album and was a member of ‘Brazilian Girls”, as well as a member of the “Love Trio”, a band that “sprang directly out of the Nublu Club scene” in NYC.
Rodney Holmes (Drums/Santana)
Rodney works with some of the most talented and respected musicians in both Rock and Jazz worlds – Santana, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Rob Thomas, among others. His work with Santana garnered Holmes multiple Grammy Awards, including his playing on the hit song “Smooth” from Santana’s “Supernatural” album. He’s earned Grammys for his work on the Brecker Brothers “Out Of The Loop”. Holmes’ jaw dropping solos have evoked standing ovations worldwide.