Jonathan Wilson Joins RatDog at The Tower Theater
Jonathan Wilson sat in with Bob Weir & RatDog last night during their second show at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA. The singer-songwriter, who has performed with Weir on a number of occasions, made an appearance for “West L.A. Fadeaway” in the middle of the first set. He remained for the rest of the first set, including “Even So,” “October Queen,” “The Deep End” and “Deal.” “Even So,” “October Queen” and “The Deep End” all appear on RatDog’s 2000 release Evening Moods. Wilson was originally slated to perform as a member the rebooted RatDog last year.
Last night’s show featured a few covers—Bob Dylan’s “She Belongs to Me,” “When I Paint My Masterpiece” and “Most of the Time,” The Beatles “Dear Prudence”—in addition to plenty of Grateful Dead classics. During the night Weir also mentioned from the stage that RatDog plan to change their name to Scaring the Children. RatDog co-founders Weir and Rob Wasserman used that name for their project before RatDog and have played acoustic shows as Scaring the Children in recent years.
RatDog will continue their tour tomorrow night with a show at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via our Box Scores page
Saturday, February 15, 2014, RatDog, Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC
Set I: Shakedown Street > She Belongs to Me, I Need a Miracle, Cold Rain & Snow, The Greatest Story Ever Told > West L.A. Fadeaway*, Even So* > October Queen*> The Deep End*> Deal*
Set II: When I Paint My Masterpiece, Most of the Time, Corrina > Lady with a Fan > Terrapin > The Other One > Stuff > The Other One Jam > Dear Prudence > One More Saturday Night
Enc: Touch of Grey
Notes: *Jonathan Wilson