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Published: 2012/08/12

Bob Weir Sits in with Norah Jones at Outside Lands

Norah Jones covering the Dead earlier this summer

Bob Weir made a surprise appearance at San Francisco, CA’s Outside Lands festival on Saturday. The Grateful Dead guitarist—who has not performed at Outside Lands since Furthur headlined the festival in 2010—joined Norah Jones and her band for a cover of the Dead’s “It Must Have Been the Roses” near the end of their set. Though Jones’ band plays the Dead song regularly, this is the first time Weir has joined the group onstage.

Weir’s connection to band is Norah Jones guitarist Jason Roberts, who appeared at last week’s Move Me Brightly event at his TRI Studios. Roberts was one of several musicians more often associated with non-jamband music who joined Weir onstage during the Jerry Garcia tribute. According to an article in Rolling Stone, Weir’s daughter is a massive Norah Jones fan. Weir also sat in with God Street Wine at TRI on Thursday night.


There are 8 comments associated with this post

Jason August 13, 2012, 10:24:44

It is fantastic when any musician covers The Grateful Dead. It is even better when a member sits in. Thanks for sharing. Cheers! It would be d0pe if they played The Wheel. Have fun guys.

DrasticJasper August 12, 2012, 23:54:52

Norah Jones SUX outlide and you can resuurect jerry jim jimmy and janis and have elvis sell hot dogs i will never care about thsat woman’s horrible horrible music :P

Autumn August 13, 2012, 07:36:24

I heart Lillith Fair!

RBS August 13, 2012, 11:19:15

Excellent take on Roses — real laid-back country. Norah is sweet. Good band, too.

Cloudy Knight August 13, 2012, 12:02:52

There are several versions of Norah Jones doing It Must Have Been the Roses on youtube. I think her cover of this song is really sweet. As for DrasticJasper above, what a maroon. Learn to type, and spell, and capitalize, and punctuate, and write a coherent sentence, and MAYBE we’ll care what you think. Probably not, though.

jsm August 13, 2012, 23:13:39

Cloudy knight…before you tell someone to learn to type, edit. You wrote maroon.

3than August 15, 2012, 16:38:39

“Maroon” is used by bugs bunny and others from the Looney Tunes in place of “moron”. I believe, in this context, it’s correct.

AD September 3, 2012, 12:44:41

There’s nothing like citing Looney Tunes as an authority on grammatical matters. As for the video, was Bobby in there?

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