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*
*with Jonathan Wilson