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Published: 2013/03/29

Bob Weir, Jason Crosby, Leslie Mendelson and More Join Steve Kimock

Bob Weir, Talking Heads/Modern Lovers multi-instrumentalist Jerry Harrison, singer Leslie Mendelson and fiddler Jason Crosby all sat in with Steve Kimock last night. The trio joined Kimock and his band—which includes bassist Andy Hess, keyboardist Bernie Worrell and drummer Wally Ingram—at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall. Crosby sat in throughout the entire night while Mendelson emerged near the end of Kimock’s first set for “Can You Get to That” and Al Green’s “Take Me to The River.” Harrison also appeared on the latter song, which Talking Heads recorded in the late-70s.

Weir, Mendelson and Crosby all joined Kimock and his band at the start of their second set. They remained onstage for “To Love Somebody,” “Little Red Rooster,“ “New Speedway Boogie,” “I Know You Rider,” “Burning Down the House” and “Shakey Ground.”

Many of the same musicians also joined Weir on Wednesday night at his TRI Studios for the weekly Weir Here broadcast.
Weir opened the night with a cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” with Crosby joining in for the end portion of the song. Next, Kimock, Mendelson, Primus/RatDog drummer Jay Lane and Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools joined Weir and Crosby for The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” “Cassidy” and “Truckin’.”

After the show’s stories segment, Mendelson offered a solo version of “Speed of Light” and a duet with Crosby on “Jericho.”
Finally, the rest of the band returned for “Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Easy Love,” “To Love Somebody,” “China Cat Sunflower” and “I Know You Rider.”

Weir has also confirmed that this upcoming Wednesday, April 3, Schools will host Weir Here. In an interview with Relix, Weir described Schools as “quick on his feet” and “good on the couch.”

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