When a statement came out on Sunday announcing the cancellation of all upcoming
Bob Weir & RatDog shows, rumors flew about the "circumstances" that "necessitated" the
move. One of Bobby's friends went right to "The Chief" himself and shared the email he
received from Weir.
Tim Flannery, a former professional baseball player and current coach with the San
Francisco Giants, who's also a talented musician that fronts a band called Lunatic Fringe,
has forged a friendship with Weir over
the years. The two have shared the stage a number of times and teamed with Tim's brother
Tom to sing the National Anthem at AT&T Park last year. Flannery was concerned
about Weir and sent him an email. Tim shared the response on the Tim Flannery and Lunatic Fringe Facebook Page:
"Thnx, I'm doing fine, just a bit too much work and especially travel. This year has
been especially busy; I've put in more miles in the first six months than I normally do in
a year. Taking some time off, which I haven't done in 50 years...
Among Weir's upcoming gigs was a set at this weekend's Peach Music Festival. A few lineup changes have been announced in the wake of
[Published on: 8/12/14]