Bob Weir Returns to the Stage
Bob Weir returned to the stage for the first time in over a month last night. The Grateful Dead/Furthur guitarist performed at a Marin Academy benefit held at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall. It was Weir’s first solo performance since veering off the road in late April following an incident at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre on the tour’s penultimate night
Weir opened the night with an acoustic set consisting of “Easy To Slip,” “Loose Lucy” and “Peggy-O.” Then, Assembly of Dust’s Jason Crosby (violin, keyboards), RatDog’s Robin Sylvester (Bass) and Assembly of Dust’s Dave Diamond (drums) joined Weir on “El Paso,” “Playin’ In The Band,” “Easy Love,” “To Love Somebody,” “Friend of The Devil,” “Truckin,” “Cassidy,” “Birdsong” and “Jack Straw.” Leslie Mendelson also sat in with ensemble for the latter portion of their set. All the musicians returned for the evening’s “Not Fade Away” encore. “Easy to Slip”‘s lyrics seemed particularly appropriate (“It’s so easy to slip/It’s so easy to fall/
And let your memory drift/And do nothin’ at all/All the love that you missed/All the people that you can’t recall/Do they really exist at all).
Weir will host a Weir Here event at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads on Wednesday, June 12.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist
Sunday, June 9, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA
Bob Solo Acoustic:
Easy To Slip
Bob Weir w/ Jason Crosby (violin, keyboards), Robin Sylvester (bass), Dave Diamond (drums):
Playin’ In The Band
To Love Somebody+
Friend of The Devil+
E: Not Fadeaway+
+w/ Leslie Mendelson