Bob Weir Joins Wilco and My Morning Jacket at His Final AmericanaramA Show
Bob Weir with Wilco via TRI’s Facebook page
Last night, Bob Weir made his final appearance on the traveling AmericanaramA tour at Nashville, TN’s The Lawn at Riverfront Park. Though tour companions Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket will continue on for the rest of the outing, Weir jumped off after last night’s show to prepare for Furthur’s summer run.
He made the most of his last night with AmericanaramA, however. The Grateful Dead singer/guitarist opened the show with a brief solo set. During his solo segment, he ran through “Two Djinn,” “Loose Lucy,” “Friend of the Devil,” Bob Dylan’s “Most of the Time” and a jammed-out version of “Cassidy.” Like he did before playing Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” Weir mentioned before “Most of the Time” that he was going to play a Dylan song The Bard was not going to play later in the night.
Weir returned to the stage during My Morning Jacket’s set, too. The Jacket opened their show with “Wonderful (The Way I Feel),” moved into this summer’s tour staple “Circuital” and ran through “Masterplan,” “First Light,” “It Beats 4 U,” “Slow Slow Tune” and “War Begun.” Then, Weir took the stage with My Morning Jacket for the third night in a row for the Kentucky-bred band’s first cover of the Dead’s “Brown-Eyed Women.” Weir remained onstage for the Jacket’s second cover of the Dead-adopted song “I Know You Rider.” Switching things up, MMJ’s Jim James sang Weir’s usual verse while Weir sang the lines “headlight on a northbound train.” “Victory Dance,” “Mahgeetah” and “Gideon” closed out My Morning Jacket’s set.
His final appearance on the AmericanaramA tour took place during Wilco’s set. Weir has sat in with Wilco every night of the multi-band outing and emerged partway through their show last night for a spacey run from the Dead’s “Birdsong” into The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows.” So far Wilco has opened each of their AmericanaramA shows with a song from their Mermaid Avenue albums, which found Wilco and Bill Bragg adding new music to unreleased Woody Guthrie lyrics, and last night was no exception. This time Wilco opened up with “Blood of the Lamb,” a song off Mermaid Avenue Vol. II.
Bob Dylan closed the night and, like the other shows on his current tour, he shied away from collaborating with the other acts on the bill. Though he primarily stuck to his usual setlist, Dylan switched up his encore and performed his classic “Blowin’ in the Wind.” Tennessee gospel group The McCrary Sisters, who have recorded “Blowlin’ on the Wind” on their own, made a surprise appearance on the latter song. Regina McCray toured with Dylan from 1979-1981 during the singer/songwriter’s gospel period. Area resident Jack White was spotted backstage but did not perform with any act on the bill.
The AmericanaramA tour continues in Memphis, TN tomorrow.
Here’s a look at Bob Weir’s setlist
Bob Weir, Sunday, June 30, 2013, The Lawn at Riverfront Park, Nashville, TN
Friend of the Devil
Most of the Time
*Here’s a look at Wilco’s setlist via their Facebook page_
Wilco, Sunday, June 30, 2013, The Lawn at Riverfront Park, Nashville, TN
Blood of the Lamb
Remember the Mountain Bed
Side with the Seeds
Art of Almost
Bird Song – Grateful Dead cover, w/ Bob Weir
Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles cover, w/ Bob Weir
Here’s a look at last night’s Dylan and MMJ setlists via Setlist.fm
My Morning Jacket, Sunday, June 30, 2013, The Lawn at Riverfront Park, Nashville, TN
Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
It Beats 4 U
Slow Slow Tune
Brown-Eyed Women (with Bob Weir)
I Know You Rider (with Bob Weir)
__Bob Dylan, Sunday, June 30, 2013, The Lawn at Riverfront Park, Nashville, TN_
Things Have Changed
High Water (For Charley Patton)
Soon after Midnight
Early Roman Kings
Tangled Up in Blue
She Belongs to Me
Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Blind Willie McTell
Simple Twist of Fate
All Along the Watchtower
Blowin’ in the Wind (with TheMcCrary Sisters)