Jim Weider of The Weight Band: I dabbled in songwriting in my early years, but I became more of a songwriter when I joined The Band, playing that material and listening to those lyrics. And then Levon brought me down to the South and to see his influences, the blues players and the lyrics they were using, as well as the rockabilly guys that influenced him. I started learning all that music, and it helped my songwriting for sure.
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