WEIR GUESTS WITH MY MORNING JACKET ON "I KNOW YOU RIDER"
AND WILCO ON "DARK STAR" >
"CALIFORNIA STARS" > "DARK STAR" IN ATLANTA
[Photo Via Yamar417 on Instagram]
We hate to sound like a broken record, but as the AmericanaramA tour rolled on to Atlanta
tonight for performances by Grateful Dead / Furthur guitarist Bob Weir, and
tour headliners My
Morning Jacket, Wilco and Bob Dylan the big story was Weir's sit ins with Wilco and MMJ. This
comes after the AmericanaramA tour opener in West Palm Beach, which was highlighted by a Weir sit-in with Wilco, and Thursday night's visit to Tampa where Bobby
sat in with both MMJ and Wilco.
Weir kicked off tonight's show at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta and treated
fans to solo acoustic versions of songs from the Grateful Dead repertoire such as "The
Other One," "Playing In The Band" and "Hell In A Bucket" along with covers of Bob Dylan's
"When I Paint My Masterpiece," The Platters' "Twilight Time" and Delbert McClinton's
“Standing on Shaky Ground.”
My Morning Jacket was up next and mixed classics like "One Big Holiday," "Wordless Chorus"
and "It Beats 4 U" with material from 2011's Circuital including the title track
and "Victory Dance." Bobby emerged towards the end of MMJ's set for "I Know You Rider."
The Louisville-based band had never played "Rider," which was a staple at Grateful Dead
Wilco once again opened with a pair of Mermaid Avenue songs with lyrics penned by
Woody Guthrie in "Airline To Heaven" and "When The Roses Bloom Again" before dipping back
to their debut album for "Shouldn't Be Ashamed." Seven songs into Wilco's set, Weir came
back out for the dream segment of "Dark Star" > "California Stars" > "Dark Star." That
marks three shows in a row where Weir has sat in with Wilco and three nights where they
teamed for at least one Grateful Dead tune. Tonight's version of "Dark Star" was a debut
for Wilco. Guitarist Nels Cline was sporting Duane Allman's famed 1957 Les Paul guitar, on
loan from the Big House Museum. The Chicago-based band closed with a pair of classics in
"Monday" and "Outta Site (Outta Mind)."
Bob Dylan continues to shy away from any collaborations as he stuck to a very similar set
as the ones he played at the first two AmericanaramA tour stops.
UPDATE: Audio has surfaced for the Dark Star > California Stars > Dark Star (h/t
to Hidden Track) - listen below
Two fan-shot videos with fairly terrible visuals but decent audio of Weir sitting in with
MMJ on "I Know You Rider" have surfaced:
A brief fan-shot clip showing the transition from "California Stars" back into "Dark
Star," again with decent audio but poor visuals, has surfaced:
And watch Bobby play "Friend Of The Devil" with Wilco in Tampa:
Take a look at the Bob Weir setlist from Atlanta:
Here's the My Morning Jacket setlist from tonight:
Check out Wilco's setlist from this evening's AmericanaramA tour stop:
Bob Dylan's setlist will be found here once he finishes his set...