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Published: 2014/01/06

Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby Salute The Everly Brothers

Photo by Donald Wanamaker

On Saturday night, Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby paid tribute to Everly Brothers singer Phil Everly, who passed away on Friday, during a benefit performance. The collaboration took place at Walnut Creek, CA’s Lesher Regional Center for the Arts as part of Stars to the Rescue XXIII. The 23rd annual event helps save dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters.

Hornsby kicked off his set with “Preacher in the Ring” and ran through of mix of material, including “20/20 Vision,” “Night on the Town,” “Hooray for Tom & Tony” and “The Way It Is.” For his first public performance since October, Weir offered a solo set that included “Hell in a Bucket,” “Black-Throated Wind,” “Peggy-O,” “Loose Lucy” and “Easy to Slip.”

At the end of the night, Weir and Hornsby returned and collaborated on two Everly Brothers-associated classics, “All I Have to Do is Dream” and “Wake Up Little Susie.” The Grateful Dead performed both songs early in their career: The group tackled “All I Have to Do is Dream” once on June 11, 1969 at a concert billed as Bobby Ace And The Cards From The Bottom Of The Deck (which featured Weir, Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Tom Constanten with David Nelson, John Dawson and Peter Grant), and they regularly covered “Wake Up Little Susie” during their acoustic sets in 1970.

Bob Weir & RatDog will kick off their first tour since 2009 in Upper Darby, PA on February 14.

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