Tim Flannery Joins Bob Weir & Jackie Greene in San Diego
Tim Flannery, third base coach for the San Francisco Giants, joined Bob Weir and Jackie Greene for an a capella rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego last night. Greene then played a solo set, which came to a close with Flannery taking the stage to play guitar and sing the final verse of “Don’t Let the Devil Take Your Mind.” Weir then came out for a solo set.
The third set started off with just Weir and Greene doing “Josephine” > “The Other One” > “Loser” before Flannery sat in on guitar and harmonica for Johnny Russell’s “Catfish John,” “Peggy O” and “Friend of the Devil.” Each of them sang a verse during the three tunes, with the trio harmonizing for the final verse. The set closed with “Not Fade Away,” with Greene and Weir returning a few minutes later for an encore of “Brokedown Palace.” You can check out a couple of videos from the show here.
As previously reported, Weir, Greene and Flannery sang the “Star Spangled Banner” together once before at San Francisco’s AT&T Park on August 1 of this year in honor of Jerry Garcia’s birthday. Flannery also joined Weir and Phil Lesh for the song during the opening of Game 2 of the MLB’s National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 15. The Giants later went on to win the 2012 World Series. Lesh and Weir have nominated Flannery for the 2012 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award. You can read their explanation of the nomination here.