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Published: 2013/08/30

Dan Kanter Gets Weir’d on September 11

Last night Justin Bieber guitarist Dan Kanter joined Bob Weir at TRI Studios to tape for an episode of Weir Here. TRI has announced that this installment of the show will air on September 11 at 5:30 PM Pacific. Kanter shared the above photo of his appearance with Weir and Tweeted “Amazing day filming at tri_studios w/ Bob Weir. Such an honor to play so many classic songs with him.” Kanter, who has been touring as Justin Bieber’s guitarist for many years, is a longtime Phish and Grateful Dead fan. Last month, he joined Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman for an improvised set at Chicago’s Second City Theater following Phish’s rained out show at the First Merit Bank Pavilion.

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drasticjasper August 30, 2013, 18:19:21

Anyone who plays in justin biebers band SUCKS OUT LOUD literally by definition
and I refuse to even consider watching them…being “a fan of phish and the dead” does not make you of interest to jamband fans ESPECIALLY if you play boy band thugaboo rap crap!

chris August 30, 2013, 18:48:26

Calm down Drastic. The lot would be half empty if not for the Trustafarians on tour. Trust me, Daddy does some horrible crap so the kid can see 25 Phish shows all summer. Don’t bag on the guy just for making a living. Justin sucks in my opinion but I don’t blame the guy in the band for his ego trip.

derpa August 30, 2013, 18:56:42

drastic, aren’t you the same guy who wrote the same thing the last time there was an article about this dude? why are you so upset over this dude playing some tunes with Bobby? justin beiber sucks, but it’s kinda funny how much this bothers you.

mb August 30, 2013, 19:43:57

No doubt. The guy has a big-time paying gig. He’s finding success as a professional musician. I have a friend who is lucky enough to play regularly with the St Louis Symphony. He also plays weddings, Disney on Ice and a million gigs he wouldn’t want mentioned. It’s called working for a living. If he were driving around the country in a beat-up van playing crappy originals to empty hell-holes would that somehow make him more “authentic”? Let’s hear what he’s got.

Idontknow August 31, 2013, 08:52:36

I think phish fans and Justin bibber fans are very similar. I wonder if bobby is teasing them

dk70 August 31, 2013, 10:53:01

I would play glockenspiel with Bieber for 10K a week with a $500 per diem, too. It beats most (if not all) real jobs, anyday.

RST August 31, 2013, 13:03:33

According to TRI web site, this episode will air on September 11, not September 28. http://www.tristudios.com/upcoming

jacob September 1, 2013, 02:17:58

good way to get your face stolen

thuggz September 1, 2013, 04:43:45

Dan Kanter actually rips. He’s the reason why Chris Kuroda now does lighting for Justin Bieber as well as Phish…officially making JB a jam band and Dan Kanter a jam band guitarist. (He even throws in Trey riffs during JB shows to subliminally educate the children)

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