Elmore reviews " PULSE"  
   ELMORE MAGAZINE -- Jim Weider’s


Pulse (Moon Haw)

Right from the opening bell this album

just boils! The opening track,

“Squirrels in Paris,” starts off with a few

cosmic licks from Weider, the master

of the classic Telecaster, then drummer

Rodney Holmes sets the tone for some

of the most amazing playing you can imagine.

Jim Weider is a former member of

the band (he replaced lead guitarist Robbie

Robertson from 1985-2000) and

this is another exceptionalgroup of musicians.

Holmes (Santana, Steve Kimock

Band) on drums, Mitch Stein (Steve

Kimock Band) on guitar and Steve Lucas

on bass allow Weider to enter into a new

modern musical strata that is both extremely exciting

and mesmerizing. This is all instrumental,

with the exceptionof Release

Yourself, in which a few generations of

the Butler clan, most notably Sam (Blind

Boys of Alabama), join in. The first few

tracks are high energy. It mellows down

with Talking with You, which Weider

wrote in memory of a good friend very

touching and certainly comes from the

heart. The last track, Two Worlds,

complete with a separate interesting intro,

shows Jim’s versatility as he plays lead

slide, tremolo and electric sitar.

One time through had me checking

their website for a convenient date to

see this band percolate live.

—Marc D. Joseph - Elmore magazine

Marc D. Joseph


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