Banjo player and guitarist who first met Dylan in Madison in January 1961 and later on the initial New York session for the Blood on the Tracks album. Clinton Heylin:"Bob Dylan: Behind The Shades, a Biography"
Subject: Re: Dylan & Weissburg From: Terence Rossiter
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 19:59:56 +0100 In message <19970728120001.IAA07516@ladder02.news.aol.com> email@example.com (DSmith9942) writes: > Mike R. wrote: > >Forgive me for not having the appropriate reference books (or even a copy > of > >the Bootleg Series liner notes), but who is Weissberg? Has he some fame > >beyond Blood on the Tracks? > Eric Weissburg, Ralph Rinsler, Bob Yellin and John Herald were "The > Greenbriar > Boys." > In 1955, Don Reno and Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith traded licks on a song > they > called "Feuding Banjoes". The song later showed up in the film > "Deliverance". It > was called "Dueling Banjoes" (except it was a duel between banjo and > guitar) Eric Weissburg was involved and, in fact, named his band > "Deliverance". Reno and Smith won a law suit concerning the authorship of > the song. Weissberg was a sideman on a lot of albums in the late 60's/70's. He was one of that 'gang' of session musicians who if you (I) spotted their name on an album cover even if you didn't know the artiste you knew it was probably something worth a listen. I was introduced to a lot of good stuff from the States in this way - the sidemen forming a thread between performers who here in the UK weren't known. Your post also reminded me of a '73 album I have - Rural Free Delivery: Eric Weissberg & Deliverance on which he plays banjo, pedal steel, fiddle, dobro, mandolin, Jew's harp, and acoustic guitar - probably why he got so much work at sessions - versatile. While I was looking for the album I also came across him playing bass guitar on a Jack Elliot album. Terry R.
Subject: Eric Weissberg & Art Garfunkel From: Ed
Date: 29 Jul 1997 07:13:27 -0700 Organization: EDLIS In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> Rogowamm@aol.com (Mike Rogoway) wrote: : I see that Eric Weissberg plays guitar on Garfunkel's new children's album, : Forgive me for not having the appropriate reference books (or even a copy of : the Bootleg Series liner notes), but who is Weissberg? Has he some fame : beyond Blood on the Tracks? : Mike R. Weissberg, Eric Banjo player and guitarist who first met Dylan in Madison in January 1961 and later on the initial New York session for the Blood on the Tracks album. I always think it is a pity no one in Madison takes an interest in Bob Dylan these days. I have asked various contacts in Madison to look into his time there, but no luck. Maybe one day soon... Ed email@example.com -- Somewheres back I took time to start plain' the guitar Somewheres back I took the time to start singin' Somewheres back I took the time to start writin' But I never did take the time to find out why I took the time to do those things - when they ask Me why an' where I got started, I gotta shake my head an' weave my eyes an' walk away dumfounded From Shreveport I landed in Madison, Wisconsin From Madison...