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Published: 2013/03/14

Bob Weir Talks Pigpen with Phil Lesh and More at TRI Studios

Phil Lesh, Joe Russo, Jason Crosby and Cass McCombs joined Bob Weir last night for his “Weir Here” performane/conversation last night at TRI Studios. Weir kicked things off with “Sugar Magnolia” before Lesh took the stage in the middle of that first song. The Furthur bassist then stuck around for “Cosmic Charlie” and the two were joined by Jason Crosby for “Jack Straw.” The music then came to a stop for as Weir and Lesh were joined by Steve Parish for a conversation about original Grateful Dead keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan.

After wrapping up the conversation, Weir was joined by Lesh, Crosby and Russo for the Pigpen-penned tune “Operator,” followed by “Lazy River Road” and “Playin’ in the Band.” The music again came to a stop for another conversation, this time about longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. The group was then joined by Cass McCombs for a set-closing “Friend of the Devil.”

You can watch the entirety of last night’s “Weir Here” over at

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via

Wednesday, March 13, Bob Weir at TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA

Sugar Magnolia^, Cosmic Charlie^^, Loose Lucy, Jack Straw*

Conversation about Pigpen

Operator%, Lazy River Road%, Playin’ in the Band%

Conversation about Robert Hunter

Friend of the Devil%%

(^)Phil Lesh joins in middle of song
(^^)with Phil Lesh
(*)with Phil Lesh and Jason Crosby
(%)with Phil Lesh, Jason Crosby and Joe Russo
(%%)with Cass McCombs, Jason Crosby and Joe Russo


There are 6 comments associated with this post

Chucky cheese string March 14, 2013, 16:09:08

You can’t watch the video due to TRI — “Bobby” — cause he blocked it!!

drasticjasper March 14, 2013, 16:30:37

Some people were complaining of bad stream last night but it was fine here in the bay area I watched the whole thing…the got off to a rough start though and it was less organized than usual

kye March 14, 2013, 19:38:40

why did he block it???

Phil March 14, 2013, 21:05:26

Cuz you’re a jerk

Cleeet March 15, 2013, 11:38:24

Happy birthday Phil! Hoping access to the archived webcast will be restored. The music was great, especially Phil and Bobby duets to open, and the Pigpen reminiscences were priceless.

LSD25RECORDS March 25, 2014, 16:47:17

THANK YOU TRI + THE BOYS.. this is my effort to pay tribute to this

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