Zac Brown Band, Marcus King, & More Honor Robbie Robertson With Killer Cover Of “The Weight”

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Here’s to the late, great Robbie Robertson.

Incase you don’t recognize that name, Robertson was known as the lead guitarist and main songwriter for the iconic folk rock band, The Band, who also played lead guitar for Bob Dylan in the mid-60s when he first started using an electric band.

He’s generally known as a pioneer in folk rock/Americana music, especially during his time backing Bob Dylan, but there’s no doubt that his music has been an inspiration to so many singer/songwriters to this day. Eric Church is a well-known fan, and has covered a number of The Band’s songs during his career.

On August 9th, Robertson lost a year long battle with prostate cancer, and passed away at the age of 80.

Although Robertson is no longer with us, the good news is that we still have his music to celebrate, and we recently saw that play out, as the Zac Brown Band, King Calaway, and Marcus King put together a spectacular tribute to Robertson by covering one of his greatest hits, “The Weight.”

It all went down in Saratoga Springs, New York.

You have Zac Brown kicking things off to the near six minute song, and then some members from King Calaway followed behind. John Driskell Hopkins also got a part in the song, the member of the Zac Brown Band who is currently battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. And on top of that, Marcus King capped it off with a kicka** guitar solo, and showed off his impressive vocals.

Needless to say, Robertson would’ve been stoked to see this.

Check it out:

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