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Published: 2011/10/31

Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann Reunite

Photos by Bob Minkin

As previously reported, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart joined Bill Kreutzmann and his current project 7 Walkers at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall last night. Hart and his longtime percussion partner Sikiru Adepoju sat in with the group throughout their entire first set. Partway through 7 Walkers’ first set, Weir also joined the band and their guests for “New Speedway Boogie.” It was the first time Weir, Hart and Kreutzmann had shared the stage since The Dead’s Rothbury performance on July 4, 2009 (though Hart has collaborated with both Kreutzmann and Weir). Weir remained onstage for the rest of 7 Walkers’ set, which included “Birdsong,” “Fever,” “Wang Dang Doodle,” “Big Rail Road Blues>Mr. Charlie>Big Rail Road Blues,” “Sugaree” and “Deal.” Another noted artist, Maria Muldaur, also sat in on “Wang Dang Doodle.”

After the evening’s guests left the stage, 7 Walkers returned for a second set of music. A video of last night’s performance is now available on


There are 3 comments associated with this post

me October 31, 2011, 14:20:15

Wow… Big Rail Road Blues>Big Rail Road Blues… Don’t think I’ve ever seen a band segue from a song into the same song… or perhaps it’s happened for every song I’ve ever heard played and I just didn’t catch the segue?

Victoria Crane October 31, 2011, 14:53:34

I was there — eight feet away from the stage! Grate small, cozy venue brought out true, devoted Deadheads! Deal and Wang Dang Doodle were fantastic. It was fun seeing Bob Weir improvise with Papa Mali.
The Mickey and Bobby embrace at the end was very heartwarming and left me wishing Phil had been in the neighborhood too!

Martin November 1, 2011, 18:52:25

Hey, “me”. I just double-checked the article. It says Big Railroad Blues->Mr. Charlie-> Big Railroad Blues. That is an actual viable segue.

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