Bob Weir Guests With Joe Russo’s Almost Dead At Lockn’

By Jeffrey Greenblatt Aug 27, 2017 6:39 am PDT

Last night Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played their second of two scheduled sets at the 2017 edition of Lockn’. As they had the previous night, JRAD once again welcomed a guest to the Relix Stage to join them. This time around they upped the ante just a bit by bringing out a genuine member of the Grateful Dead.

Joe Russo & Co. kicked off the night with “Althea” and shortly after wrapping up Senator Al Franken’s favorite Dead tune the band welcomed Bob Weir to the stage. Weir, who the night before played a set with Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band, was making his second appearance with the Grateful Dead tribute act, having previously sat-in with them during their acoustic set in Oakland last October.

With Weir at the helm, the band launched into his trucker-anthem “Black-Throated Wind.” Next up, the augmented act offered up The Young Rascals “Good Lovin'” and a”Jack Straw” that saw Weir trade verses with Tom Hamilton and featured some unexpected jam segments between the stanzas. JRAD returned to being a five-piece for “The Wheel,” which was followed by “Bertha,” “Throwing Stones,” “He’s Gone” and “Playing In The Band.”

Bobby returned to help close out the night with a pair of day specific songs, but with a twist. With it being the early hours of Sunday morning, first up was the “Samson & Delilah,” which the Dead would often play during Sunday shows during their later years. Weir stuck around for one more tune, returning to the stage with the band for their encore leading the band through the party-anthem “One More Saturday Night.”

Bob Weir returns to the stage at Lockn’ tonight as a scheduled special guest with The Avett Brothers.

Watch all of Bob Weir’s sit-in with JRAD from last night, and check out the full setlist below:

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[Black-Throated Wind w/ Bob Weir]

[Good Lovin’ w/ Bob Weir]

[Jack Straw w/ Bob Weir]

[Samson & Delilah w/ Bob Weir]

[One More Saturday Night w/ Bob Weir]


Joe Russo's Almost Dead at Infinity Downs Farm

  • Althea  
  • Black-Throated Wind  
  • Good Lovin'  
  • Jack Straw  
  • The Wheel  
  • Bertha  
  • Throwing Stones  
  • He's Gone  
  • Playing in the Band  
  • Samson and Delilah  
  • One More Saturday Night
  • Bob Weir
  • Bob Weir
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