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Road Heroes the Weber Brothers hit Collingwood

Like their hero Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins, the Weber Brothers, Ryan and Sam, left their U.S. home to head north in search of fortune and fame.  Except in their case the goal was to play with the ol’
Hawk himself, who was well established as Toronto’s adopted Rockabilly legend.  They passed the audition and began their own rock and roll journey.  Like the Hawk they made Ontario their home and have been rocking through Southern Ontario ever since.

As Sam told Patrick Finch in an interview for The Waterloo Record a few years back, “When we first met him, there was something inside, just a drive, like, ‘I wanna be a part of this story’. So we just did whatever he said. We still pretty much do whatever he says. We’ve been so many places with him, starting out living in his barn when I was 18 years old and then, just a couple of months ago, we’re backstage hanging out with Lemmy from Motorhead, talking about how great Ronnie is! These experiences are just incredible. And it’s changed us in many ways. Especially about how hard you have to work, if you wanna get good. And that’s his most important rule.”