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Published: 2006/05/05

Weir Attends Blue Star Music Camp

Last night, Bob Weir participated in an all-star jam session benefiting the Blue Star Music Camp at San Francisco’s 142 Throckmorton Theatre. Leading an all-star ensemble, Weir brought several Bay Area players onstage, including Ozzie Ahlers, Jimmy Dillon, Lorin Rowan, Narada Michael Walden and Mark Karan. Perhaps more importantly, throughout the night students at the Blue Star Music Camp joined Weir onstage, proving their chops on Grateful Dead live staples like ‘Turn on Your Lovelight’ and ‘Big River,’ as well as the Rolling Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Start Me Up,’ among others. ‘It’s about passing the gift along, sharing a life skill,’ Karan tells ‘It’s about making music in a way that students absolutely dont get a chance to do in a normal school environment. Weir said it last night: ‘You can’t cheat at this and it’s not about making its money.’‘

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