God Street Wine Perform with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh
Photos via God Street Wine’s Twitter
God Street Wine reunited for a webcast performance at Bob Weir’s Marin County TRI Studios last night. It was the original lineup’s first performance since a short run of reunion shows that closed out aboard Jam Cruise in January 2011. As a treat, God Street Wine performed their classic 1994 album $1.99 Romances in its entirety as the body of their set. The band had only neglected to perform one of the album’s cuts, “Tina’s Town,” since their first reunion show in 2009. Later day GSW member Jason Crosby also played fiddle throughout the night.
During their encore, the members of God Street Wine invited Weir out to sing on three Grateful Dead songs: “Candyman,” “Feel Like a Stranger” and “Cassidy.” Before Weir took the stage, GSW frontman Lo Faber jokingly asked Weir to play a “few disco numbers.” Weir joked back, “everyone loves disco.” The Grateful Dead guitarist first performed with God Street Wine during their 2011 Jam Cruise voyage.
As the encore progressed, singer Shana Morrison joined God Street Wine and Weir onstage for a cover of Van Morrison’s “And it Stoned Me.” Then, Weir and God Street Wine closed the night with the GSW original “Epilog.”
The music continued later in the night at Phil Lesh’s nearby Terrapin Crossroads venue. God Street Wine played an after party set, with Crosby sitting in throughout the entire performance. Lesh also took the stage for a few numbers, including the New Orleans classic “Hey Pocky Way,” Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic,” Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues” and a second take on “Candyman.”
God Street Wine will perform at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater this evening.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlists
Thursday, August 9, TRI Studios, Marin County, CA
Princess Henrietta, Mile by Mile, Nightingale, Thirsty, Stone House, Molly, The Ballroom, Run to You, Crazy Head, Hammer and a Spike, Wendy, Imogene, Tina’s Town, Into the Sea
E: Candyman*, Feel Like a Stranger*, Cassidy*, And it Stoned Me**, Epilog*
(*) with Bob Weir
(**) with Bob Weir and Shana Morrison
Thursday, August 9, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA
Driving West, Waiting for the Tide. Simple Twist of Fate. Hey Pocky Way#, Into the Mystic, Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues#. Candyman#, The Other Shore
(#) with Phil Lesh