This past Friday and Saturday nights the Dean Ween Group
opened for Primus
in Big Flats, NY and Asbury Park, NJ. Guitarist Mickey "Dean Ween" Melchiondo has posted a
heartfelt note of thanks to Primus front man Les Claypool for asking the Dean Ween Group
to open the shows.
"Les Claypool was a great friend to me during the difficult period after my band broke up.
It was him that convinced me not to quit music altogether, to start a band with some
friends, get in a van and drive around and have fun playing music again, like it is
supposed to be. Truth. And he did us a huge solid by putting us on some Primus dates in
front of thousands of people. So thank you Les, for being a true friend and motivator and
backing it up by asking us to open up for them, it wasn't even something we solicited, he
called me personally. Great dude and a great friend," Deaner wrote. We're still awaiting
word on the status of the fishing show Claypool and Melchiondo produced last year.
The instrumental "Dickey Betts" has been a staple of Dean Ween Group live shows of late.
Deaner has added soundboard audio of the version the DWG laid down on Friday in Big Flats,
NY to fan-shot video of the tune:
Next up for the Dean Ween Group is a visit to the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, DE on July
[Published on: 7/1/14]