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Published: 2011/05/14

Bob Weir Welcomes Longtime Bandmates to TRI Studios

Last night Bob Weir hosted a live broadcast from TRI Studios. Weir drew in a number of familiar faces for this performance, which opened with four solo acoustic songs: “The Music Never Stopped,” “Me and My Uncle,” “K.C. Moan” and “Looks Like Rain.” Then drummer Jay Lane and bassist Rob Wasserman appeared for “Corrina,” “Friend of the Devil” and “Easy Answers.” The group next expanded to a quartet with Jeff Chimenti appearing for “Easy Answers” and “Days Between.” The first set closed with the band expanding once more as Steve Kimock contributed guitar to “Josephine” which segued into “The Other One.” The second set saw current RatDog bassist Robin Sylvester come out at the beginning during “Ashes and Glass” and “Two Djinn” before a four piece horn section joined in for the remainder of the performance, which saw the band perform “Sugaree,” followed by a move from “Cassidy” into “Bird Song” and then full-segued finale that included “West L.A. Fadeaway,” “The Other One” and then back into “Bird Song” and “Cassidy.”


There are 16 comments associated with this post

Keith Greene May 14, 2011, 11:36:51

Any idea if this will be re-broadcast?

ron stransky May 14, 2011, 11:59:57

The show was great and the audio and video Quality was excellent. Good job Bob

ron stransky May 14, 2011, 12:00:08

The show was great and the audio and video Quality was excellent. Good job Bob

ron stransky May 14, 2011, 12:00:12

The show was great and the audio and video Quality was excellent. Good job Bob

dave May 14, 2011, 12:03:06

this was by far the best quality musical webcast ever! this new studio bobby was is groundbreaking!

Ruzz May 14, 2011, 12:26:14

Agree completely was just blown away at the Quality, was just awesome. Think of the possibilities.

m moss May 14, 2011, 14:40:13

is a copy available anywhere to dl?, or still streaming anywhere?

Brendan May 14, 2011, 14:53:16

LOVED the show, had a couple of drop outs and video slips back to non- HD. Loved the “slumber party” at uncle bobbys take the girls to work day. that was cute. And the playing was not half bad either.

John May 14, 2011, 18:16:36

Fantastic show! The audio and video were both unbelievably clear and crisp. There were quite a few burps throughout though as the computer buffered the stream.
Thanks, Bob.

MalcolmO May 14, 2011, 22:23:11

Excellent show. Thanks, Bobby, for doing it. Ya done REAL good! I got buffering on the PC (Flash) but NONE on my iPod Touch (non-Flash).

Murray levin May 15, 2011, 07:33:34

I watched it on an ipad using a Bose headset. Perfect streaming video and sound. This was simply a great, high quality show. A true gift to the faithful. Thanks, Bob.

ernie May 15, 2011, 14:01:02

The show was pretty cool, but this technology (as usual w/The Dead) is ahead of it’s time. Until the internet pipes into our homes get bigger it is not quite as good as tv. The Meyer Sound thingy is amazing, though! Hopefully bands like Radiohead and The Musical Box will play there.

Josh Valentine May 15, 2011, 16:45:20

Such a beautiful night. I was hooked for 3 straight hours. Check out the piece I wrote about it…

Emvibe May 16, 2011, 07:53:39

I loved it! Bobby treated us extra special! I can’t wait until the next broadcast to see what he has instore. And he mentioned Furthur doing a live broadcast! I’m stoked!

Robert S (Deadercize 4 life) May 16, 2011, 11:11:45

For those of us who were unable to “watch” the performance “live”, here’s a sweet 18:34 of Cassidy —> Birdsong. Looked like a great show. IMO Bobby is still on top of his game. I can’t wait for Furthur this summer. “If you get confused listen to the music play” WALSTIB

Brendan McNally May 17, 2011, 00:28:27

You might enjoy Friend of the Devil, a new novel by Brendan McNally (author of Germania, Simon & Schuster, 2009), about a reefer-addled jazz musician from west Dallas named Herbert T. Barrow, who’s fleeing the ‘laws,’ and heading to Del Rio, Texas, where he figures he can do all right for himself hiding in plan view and working as a singing cowboy on the Mexican Border Blaster XER. But Herbert makes the mistake of picking up a country preacher who is seriously late for a midnight meeting with a man at a crossroads. Herbert takes him there and as a result the preacher owes Herbert a favor. If Herbert weren’t an atheist, he might recognize the preacher as the Devil, but he doesn’t and, being an atheist, he is also unwilling to collect on the favor. Something similar happens with the next guy he picks up, a much nicer fellow who eats all his sandwiches. Soon Herbert T Barrow finds a lot of strange coincidences happening to him and if he was a different man, he might figure out the obvious, that he is the subject of a wager between the two deities. But he doesn’t. Much craziness ensues. He runs into his younger cousin Clyde and his crazy girlfriend Bonnie Parker and finds himself an unwilling third wheel in their criminal enterprise.

Lono May 17, 2011, 18:13:06

This clips reminded me that Bobby is a great singer. The quality of the video is obscene, and takes me back to hearing ‘wake of the flood’ 25 years ago… when I looked a lot like Bobby too.

Josh Valentine May 18, 2011, 16:09:26

Check out the piece I wrote about the TRi Studios gig…

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