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Published: 2012/10/20

Bob Weir, Sammy Hagar And More Join Mooncussers For Wounded Veterans Benefit

The Mooncussers

Bob Weir, Sammy Hagar, Jonathan Wilson and Jeff Chimenti joined the Mooncussers for “A Benefit For Wounded Veterans” last night at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA. It was Weir’s third appearance at the venue this week, after a surprise 65th birthday party on Tuesday and a sit in with Lukas Nelson on Thursday that included “Ripple,” among other songs.

The show kicked off with Hagar and Chimenti joining the Mooncussers on stage for “Not Fade Away.” Hagar provided vocals on that track before taking up Weir’s guitar for “Going Down” and “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” which he also sang. Hagar then turned the guitar over to his friend and neighbor Bob Weir, who joined the group for “Loose Lucy” before exiting the stage with with Hagar. The Mooncussers and Chimenti kept things going with a rendition of “Deep Elem Blues.”

Weir came out for a solo version of his song “Black-Throated Wind” before being joined by Jonathan Wilson for Jimmy Reed’s “Big Boss Man,” as well as “Loser.” The Mooncussers and Chimenti then came back on stage to close out the show with “Ramble On Rose” and “Mission In The Rain,” with Wilson providing vocals on both songs.

The Mooncussers are a band fronted by deadhead, and CNBC Senior Economics Reporter, Steve Liesman. The group consists of Steve Liesman on acoustic guitar and vocals, Peter Carucci on bass and vocals, Dan Chopper Carillo on drums and percussion and Dave Gross on mandolin. Proceeds from the show will go toward helping wounded veterans.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

BroEsau October 21, 2012, 00:26:42

I watched the stream last night too and dug it a lot. Sammy having a good time and rockin out. But Bob seemed a little off. In the beginning, the crowd wasn’t as focused as he was on the music, which visibly bothered him. Anyone who saw it knows what I’m talking about. But overall, it looked like a great show and I definitely would’ve loved to be there!

Dennis October 22, 2012, 12:50:29

Unbelievable! I was right up front tie-dye and all.. I was upset that so many people chose to talk over a once-in-a-lifetime show, but ultimately who cares about them.. I had the best night of my life! Great set list too

Al March 2, 2013, 19:54:23

the second set was the best! the video i saw only had the first set – anyone have the second set?! i loved weir with the mooncusser guys. what a blast – i am still talking about that show

nadine monaco October 20, 2012, 16:06:41

Watched the stream at midnight on this other coast. But, I didn’t know the name of the first solo Weir song: Black-Throated Wind. So, thank you! Loving the trio-of-late: Weir, Wilson & Chimenti.

Ultimatelywhogivesafuck October 20, 2012, 16:20:38

Hey Nadine…you should check out this band called the Grateful Dead

Tonya October 20, 2012, 18:20:14

Last night was Heavenly. I got to be right up front. Absolutely magical! Blessed!

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