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Published: 2013/06/27

Bob Weir Sits in with Both Wilco and My Morning Jacket on AmericanaramA Night Two

Photo via Wilco’s Facebook page

Bob Weir sat in with both Wilco and My Morning Jacket last night. The collaborations took place at Tampa, FL’s MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on the second night of the AmericanaramA traveling festival.

The Grateful Dead guitarist opened the night with a short solo set consisting of “Walkin Blues,” “Corrina,” “Me & My Uncle,” “Big Bad Blues” and “Black-Throated Wind.” He ended his set with a segue from “Music Never Stopped” into “Shakey Ground” and the end portion of “Music Never Stopped.”

My Morning Jacket played next. They kicked off their set with “Circuital,” the same song that opened their AmericanaramA show on Wednesday, but drifted from there. Once again they nodded to various eras of they career, offering “It Beats 4 U,” “Lowdown,” “Wonderful (The Way I Feel),” “The Bear,” “First Light,” “Off the Record,” “Mahgeetah,” The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” and “Steam Engine.” Weir, who covered “Dear Prudence during his solo set on the tour’s first night, shared vocal and guitar duties on the cover with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. Last night’s sit in marked the first time My Morning Jacket had shared the stage with a member of the Grateful Dead and the first time they’ve covered “Dear Prudence.”

Wilco were the third act to take the stage. For the second show in a row, they started things off with a song from their album of reworked Woody Guthrie lyrics, Mermaid Avenue, perhaps a nod to event headliner Bob Dylan’s long history with the folk icon. This time they performed “One By One.” They offered an almost completely different setlist than Wednesday’s show and brought out Weir for the second night in a row. This time the Grateful Dead guitarist sat in on a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers” and the Dead’s own “Friend of the Devil.” Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy covered the Stones country-rock number with his old band Uncle Tupelo and played it early in Wilco’s career. Wilco busted out the song this past Friday as part of their cover-heavy all-request set at their Solid Sound Festival.

Bob Dylan and his band closed the night. The Bard stuck to a similar setlist this spring while he broke in a new guitarist. Last night’s set followed the same script. Dylan opened with “Things Have Changed” and offered “Love Sick,” “High Water (For Charley Patton),” “Tangled Up in Blue,” “All Along the Watchtower” and several other songs written throughout his extended career. He changed his show slightly partway throughout the night, adding back in the spring tour staple “Blind Willie McTell” and only encoring with a single number, “Ballad of a Thin Man.”

AmericanaramA tour continues on Saturday at Atlanta, GA’s Lakewood Amphitheater.

Bob Weir, Thursday, June 27, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL

Walkin Blues
Corrina
Me & My Uncle
Big Bad Blues
Black-Throated Wind
Music Never Stopped>
Shakey Ground>
Music Never Stopped

Here’s a look at Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket’s setlists via Setlist.fm

My Morning Jacket, Thursday, June 27, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL

Circuital
It Beats 4 U
Lowdown
Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
The Bear
First Light
Off the Record
Mahgeetah
Dear Prudence (The Beatles cover) (with Bob Weir)
Steam Engine

Wilco, Thursday, June 27, Live Nation Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL

One by One
Hesitating Beauty
Muzzle of Bees
War on War
Sunken Treasure
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Art of Almost
Hummingbird
Dawned on Me
Dead Flowers
(The Rolling Stones cover) (with Bob Weir)
Friend of the Devil
(Grateful Dead cover) (with Bob Weir)
Handshake Drugs
Impossible Germany
Walken
I Got You (At the End of the Century)

Bob Dylan, Thursday, June 27, Live Nation Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL

Things Have Changed
Love Sick
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Soon after Midnight
Early Roman Kings
Tangled Up in Blue
Duquesne Whistle
She Belongs to Me
Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Blind Willie McTell
Simple Twist of Fate
Summer Days
All Along the Watchtower

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Ballad of a Thin Man

Comments

There are 4 comments associated with this post

Tag June 28, 2013, 09:46:19

Why isn’t Bob going out to sing Watchtower? What up Dylan?

rob steven June 28, 2013, 11:17:28

maybe they could team up for maggies farm, queen jane, desolation row, hard rains gonna fall, masters of war, or so many other Dylan tunes that bob has sung over the past 30 years….....

Lowspark June 28, 2013, 16:36:13

If The Bard could put up playing with Mumford at the Grammies I would think he’d be happy to play with the musical likes of MMJ or Wilco

Rottenturd June 28, 2013, 22:55:41

Bob is Bob. You are not Bob. Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.

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