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Published: 2014/02/19

Bob Weir & RatDog Invite More Special Guests

Furthur guitarist Bob Weir invited another Furthur guitarist, John Kadlecik, on stage during RatDog’s show in Washington D.C. John K sat in for the entire second set and contributed to familiar tunes such as “Help On the Way,” “Slipknot!,” “The Other One,” “Franklin’s Tower” and more.

This was the second of two shows for RatDog in our nation’s capital, the first of which featured a sit-in from guitarist Keller Williams. RatDog’s tour will continue on with a sold out show in Montclair, NJ at the Wellmont Theater on February 20. This will also mark RatDog’s 900th show as a band.

Here’s a look at the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section:

Bob Weir & RatDog
Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC

Set I: Jack Straw > Ashes and Glass, Row Jimmy, Youngblood, All Along the Watchtower > Dark Star > Easy to Slip

Set II: Me and My Uncle*, Mexicali Blues*, Dark Star* > Help On the Way* > Slipknot!* > Estimated Prophet* > The Other One* > Stuff* > Wharf Rat* > Slipknot!* > Franklin’s Tower*

Enc: Bertha

Notes *John Kadlecik



There are 4 comments associated with this post

Adam February 20, 2014, 13:23:33

This was the best Ratdog show Ive ever seen. The band was very tight, the 2 basses were awesome, really rich full sound. The Lincoln Theater was freakin awesome, excellent “new” venue in DC great staff and the sound is really clear and crisp! The show kept gravitating towards the Dark Star theme vibe, it was so spot on, I had a great time, killer . John K and Kimock were amazing trading leads, sounded very complimentary, Bobby also played a very strong show, all in all all I can say is thank you for a real good time!

Jim McC February 21, 2014, 09:25:27

I agree with Adam’s review. Bobby’s vocals were the best I’ve heard in years —- he even hit some of his trademark screams and sounded strong. Kadllecik was a great surprise, and he seemed to be having a blast up there. The only negatives for me were a jam that seemed to fall apart during ‘Ashes and Glass’ and Kimock’s guitar was, at times, painfully loud. All in all, though, one of the best post-Jerry shows I’ve ever been to.

ron February 28, 2014, 07:02:30

so cool he played ashes and glass and easy to slip at the same show!
I love both of those tunes.

the highway terror March 2, 2014, 07:49:22

this show is definitely worth grabbing off the LMA
JK’s sit in is the icing on the cake, his tradeoffs with Kimock are stellar !
One of the best Ratdog shows I’ve ever heard !

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