In a preview of an upcoming concert at Red Rocks, guitarist Bob Weir of Grateful
Dead/RatDog fame sat in with The Avett Brothers this afternoon at the Mountain Jam music festival in
Weir and The Avett's first-ever collaboration lasted for three songs and started six tunes
into the band's set. First up for the pairing was a cover of Jimmie Rodgers'
"California Blues," which was followed by The Avett Brothers original "Go To Sleep." Bobby
ended his time on stage with the group by leading a cover of George Jones' "The Race Is
On," a fitting choice considering the Belmont Stakes takes place tomorrow afternoon. "The
Race Is On" was performed over 50 times by the Grateful Dead between 1974 and 1995.
Bob Weir shared a video from rehearsal on Facebook:
Ultimate Classic Rock has shared "The Race Is On" from The Avetts' set:
Check out a photo Jay Blakesberg took during rehearsal:
We look forward to seeing what happens on July 11th, when the two acts team up at Red
Rocks with Weir & RatDog set to open for The Avetts. Mountain Jam continues through
Sunday. You can watch the action from home via a live webcast.
[Published on: 6/6/14]