Bob Weir Joins ALO Trio, Mickey Hart Band and More at Saturday’s Rex Benefit
Photo by Jay Blakesberg
Bob Weir, Mickey Hart Band and members of ALO performed at the Rex Foundation benefit event A Buck Dancer’s Choice at San Francisco’s Fillmore on Saturday night. The evening celebrated the life of longtime Grateful Dead manager Jon McIntire, who passed away earlier this year. The Grateful Dead wrote the song “Uncle John’s Band”—which contains the line “It’s a Buck Dancer’s Choice, my friend”—for McIntire, who was their manager at the time.
Weir remained busy throughout the evening, participating in all three of the evening’s primary segments. He joined ALO’s Dan Lebowitz (guitar), Steve Adams (bass) and Dave Brogan (drums) as well as Lesley Grant for a three-song segment that included “Me and My Uncle,” a Bill Withers cover and a reggae-version of “Dark Star.” He also offered a solo acoustic set that opened with “Loose Lucy” and included “Black-Throated Wind” and “Playing in the Band.” Later in the night, he played electric guitar with Mickey Hart Band for a run from “China Cat Sunflower” into “I Know You Rider.”
The show closed Mickey Hart Band’s 2012 tour. Weir will perform with the members of ALO, Les Claypool, Jay Lane and others at Mill Valley, CA’s 142 Throckmorton Theatre on Thursday, December 6.