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Published: 2013/02/27

Bob Weir and Jonathan Wilson Kick Off Joint Tour

Photo by Jay Blakesberg via Bob Weir’s Facebook page

Bob Weir and Jonathan Wilson kicked off a joint tour last night. Much like Weir’s recent outings with Bruce Hornsby and Jackie Greene, the show featured three segments: a Wilson solo set, a Weir solo set and a collaborative set filled with Grateful Dead classics.

Wilson opened the night and during his final song, “Valley of the Silver Moon,” invited Weir out for the number’s jam. The song segued into a duo version of “Corrina.” After that tune, Wilson left the stage and Weir played a solo set. Later in the evening, Wilson returned to the stage for the evening’s third, joint performance. The set focused mostly on Dead-catalog material, including “Friend of the Devil,” “Deep Elem Blues,” the first verse of “The Other One (v1),” “West LA Fadeaway” and “Sugaree.” Then, Weir and Wilson shared a “Ripple” encore.

Weir and Wilson first collaborated this past August during a tribute to Jerry Garcia at TRI Studios. Though not a Deadhead, Wilson has quickly learned a good chunk of the band’s repertoire and performed with a variety of Weir’s projects. He will also perform with members of RatDog this March and August.

The highly-collaborative outing will continue at Tucson, AZ’s Fox Theatre this evening.

Here’s a look at Bob Weir’s setlist via RatDog.org

Tuesday, February 26, Lensic Performing Arts Center Santa Fe, NM

Set I: Corrina*, Peggy-O, KC Moan, City Girls, Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance, Black Throated Wind, Victim or the Crime, Most of the Time, Two Djinn

Set II: Friend of the Devil*, Deep Elem Blues*, The Other One (v1)*, West LA Fadeaway*, Sugaree*

E: Ripple*

*with Jonathan Wilson

Comments

There are 8 comments associated with this post

dk70 February 27, 2013, 16:47:52

weir solo: boooooooooooorrrringgggggggg.

wm February 27, 2013, 17:10:25

bob solo is solid, acoustic is the only setting he has the vocals for anymore. its not as exciting as some of his other projects but he actually still sings, when singing for furthur these days he just talks the lyrics kinda, its heart breaking to hear bob talk through a throwin stones

Haver February 28, 2013, 01:43:30

IMHO Bob should take some time off and refresh. He does not need to be on stage every chance he can get. Spend sometime with the family or something. I think some of these guys are addicted to the stage and people clapping for them. Sometimes it’s not better to burn out than fade away. Maybe fadeaway for a while and fade back in nice and refreshed. I hope Bob will surprise all of us someday. He is a great talent and a very interesting guy. I don’t want to sound mean I just think he should regroup and think about shaving away some bad energy.

M February 28, 2013, 11:07:15

IMO Bob is at the top of his game, playing and singing in this format. The Playing with J Wilson at Tri (with a great violin from Crosby) and the Other One with D Schools were great. I just hope we get some recordings, more tour dates or more live feeds from these great performances.

dk70 February 28, 2013, 13:06:25

If you listen carefully to the old “tapes” you can hear Weir’s voice starting to fray in the mid 80s. Too much throat not enough diaphragm, probably smoked too much.

Lindsay Hey February 28, 2013, 13:40:28

“Shakey Ground” or “Standing On Shakey Ground” (Temptations 1975 / Delbert McClinton) was after Sugaree, and before encore…. Great performance Bob & Jonathan. THANKS !!! Acoustics/sonics/projection in Fanta Se Lensic were and are awesome as usual. See ya next time! Ciao, señor hey

Mick D February 28, 2013, 13:41:24

Haver nailed it. Why does Weir need to be in front of the camera constantly? Playing the same ole stuff… It’s played out and unoriginal.

luke heit March 1, 2013, 14:50:43

Bob is looking damn good for a man his age and for the amount of acid he dropped. People don’t get younger, so we should accept him for who he is right now or move on. I think Bobby is still doing great work.

Yossarian March 2, 2013, 14:10:42

I think Bob is singing better these days than he was a few years ago. 2012 seemed to energize him, with all those TRI broadcasts and different projects. Ya can’t please everyone…

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