Bob Weir Celebrates Fright Night at TRI
Photo by Bob Minkin via TRI’s Facebook
Bob Weir celebrated Fright Night at his Marin County, CA TRI Studios last night. Weir sat in with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real — who were filming their “The Night of the Dog” webcast at the studio — for a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London.” The song has been part of The Grateful Dead catalog since the band debuted it at Columbus, OH’s Veterans’ Memorial Hall on April 19, 1978. The Grateful Dead covered the Zevon classic a number of times, and they performed on song on Halloween in 1985. Jerry Garcia Band covered the song on Halloween a year later, and “Werewolves” has remained a Grateful Dead family Halloween favorite ever since.
In addition, on Friday night Weir played a private Telefunken/AES event at TRI. Weir performed with a mix of new and old collaborations, including Jonathan Wilson, RatDog/Furthur keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and RatDog bassist Robin Sylvester and Furthur singers Sunshine Becker and
Jeff Pehrson. The ensemble ran through a few Grateful Dead numbers, including a memorable take on “Truckin’.”