Bob Weir Makes Surprise Appearance & Added To ‘From California To Haiti’ Event


Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir made a surprise appearance on Sunday at the Mill Valley Block Party in Mill Valley, California. The area native performed an unannounced four-song set while fronting an impromptu trio.

Weir was joined by bassist Paul Ill of Disreputable Few as well as drummer Alex Koford. The set began with Robert Johnson’s “Walkin’ Blues,” followed by a take on “Lay My Lily Down” from Weir’s 2016 solo album Blue Mountain. A pair of Grateful Dead classics closed out the set, with Bobby leading “West L.A. Fadeaway” and “The Other One.”

Weir has been added to the lineup of the “From California To Haiti” event taking place this Saturday, October 7 at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley. In addition to a concert honoring Weir and the late Rob Wasserman, Saturday’s event will include the Mill Valley Film Festival’s premiere screening of director Don Hardy’s short-form documentary Fingerprints. Other performers confirmed for Saturday include Glide Singers, Paul Beaubrun, Jay Lane, James Nash, Randy Emata and Robin Sylvester. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Music Heals International, the Bay Area Music Project and the California Film Institute. Head here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Watch audience-shot video highlights of Sunday’s surprise set at the Mill Valley Block Party:

[Walkin Blues | Captured by Ronnie’s Awesome List]

[West L.A. Fadeaway | Captured by Ronnie’s Awesome List]

[The Other One | Captured by Adrienna Monique]


Set: Walkin’ Blues > Lay My Lily Down, West L.A. Fadeaway, The Other One