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Published: 2018/03/09

Bob Weir and Phil Lesh Close Boston Shows with More Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams Collaborations

Jay Blakesberg

Bob Weir and Phil Lesh rounded out their two-night stand at Boston’s Wang Theater last night, and the duo welcomed back guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, who had also sat in during the second set of night one.

Weir and Lesh opened up set one last night with “Uncle John’s Band” and “Black Throated Wind,” both featuring their tour percussionist Wally Ingram, and the set also featured classics like “New Minglewood Blues” and “Box of Rain,” along with latter-day Grateful Dead tune “Lazy River Road” and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Girl From the North Country.”

Set two saw the duo welcome back Campbell, Williams and Ingram for the entire run, which opened up with “Alligator,” a nod to founding Grateful Dead keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, who co-wrote the tune with Lesh and Dead lyricist Robert Hunter (the song was the first featuring Hunter’s lyrics to be officially released by the Dead). Yesterday was the anniversary of McKernan’s death at the age of 27 in 1973. The set also included a run of “Mountain of the Moon” with a “Rosemary” interlude, plus “Cumberland Blues,” “Viola Lee Blues” and Morning Dew. Campbell would later return for an encore of another Dylan tune, “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue.”

See the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section, along with pro-shot video of each set opener. Next up for Weir and Lesh is a two-night, tour-closing stand at the Chicago Theatre this weekend on March 10–11.

Bob Weir & Phil Lesh
Wang Theater, Boston, MA

Set I: Uncle John’s Band*, Black Throated Wind*, Cosmic Charlie, Lazy River Road, New Minglewood Blues*, Girl From The North Country, Box Of Rain*

all second set w/ Wally Ingram, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

Set II: Alligator > Cassidy, Jack Straw, Mountains Of The Moon > Rosemary > Mountains Of The Moon > Cumberland Blues, Viola Lee Blues, The Wheel > Morning Dew

Enc: It’s All Over Now Baby Blue^

Notes: *with Wally Ingram ^with Larry Campbell


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