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Published: 2013/11/20

Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby and More Will Play Animal Rescue Foundation Event

Photo: Donald Wanamaker

Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby will join a lineup that includes BROTHER, Allan Havey, Michael Cavanaugh and By the Way at the Animal Rescue Foundation’s Stars to the Rescue XXIII event on January 4 at Walnut Creek, CA’s Lesher Center for the Arts. The 23rd annual event aims to provide aid to the organization that saves dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters.

Started by former Major League Baseball manager Tony LaRussa, ARF started after a stray cat wandered onto the field during a game in Oakland and was set to be euthanized. LaRussa and his wife Elaine took the cat in rather than putting it down, thus beginning ARF.

Weir and Hornsby will perform solo sets, but surely may collaborate together. The two have a storied history together, most notably in the Grateful Dead where Hornsby played keys from 1988 until Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995.

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aiko November 20, 2013, 17:52:37

Bruce played 90-92, not 88-95.

a joke November 20, 2013, 18:24:19

what a

Kevin November 20, 2013, 20:33:52

Actually Hornsby did play with the dead in 88. He opened a few shows for them and then sat in with them for the first time in June of 88

schwadog November 20, 2013, 22:34:20

Also played into the 95 tours sat in entire show many times. seen it and was always amazing with two sets of ivory dancing!!

jaimoe November 21, 2013, 09:56:25

Bruce definitely encouraged and challenged Jerry at times. August 91 Shoreline was a sweet run of shows

dk70 November 21, 2013, 09:59:39

I saw Bruce play with them @ RFK in ’89. He killed it on Man Smart, Jerry was dancing around grinning and lovin it. Side by side w Brent – wonderful night. Woodstock tabs were great on that tour.

Jerryhickman November 21, 2013, 11:03:49

Bruce also announced at a recent show that humans Bobby have plans to tour together in 2014 !!!!

PM November 21, 2013, 13:59:40

EXCELLENT Bobby appreciate you helping animals, do more Furthur shows and use some of the $85 ticket price fools pay to see a cover band and put it to good use helping animals.

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