Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Inaugural Tour: The Sit-Ins
Grateful Dead/Dead & Company guitarist Bob Weir recently wrapped the inaugural Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour with bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane. The trio frequently expanded throughout the tour that saw several guests sitting-in at various stops along the way. For this week’s Sunday Cinema below is a collection of videos capturing many of the musicians that joined Bobby’s latest project over the past few weeks.
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros made their (surprise) debut in October at a benefit concert in San Francisco. The unexpected performance featured Dead & Company’s John Mayer and Mickey Hart accompanying the trio for portions of the initial set. The group officially embarked on their first tour a few days later in Reno, Nevada. Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell became the first guest of the tour, joining the band in Los Angeles. Bassist Tal Wilkenfeld was brought out in Santa Barbara – and again when the tour came to New York City. The Seattle show featured a sit-in by local bagpiper Jori Chisholm.
A trio of guests joined the trio in Nashville as the historic Ryman Auditorium stage was visited by Margo Price, John Oates and Buddy Miller. Harpist Mikaela Davis was the unannounced player in Syracuse, New York. Weir’s RatDog band mate Kenny Brooks added saxophone at the first of two shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.
Guitarist Warren Haynes was then the guest the following night at The Cap. Guitarist John Kadlecik came out in his native Washington D.C., while local guitarist Tom Hamilton was tapped to play in Philadelphia. The tour concluded at The Beacon Theatre in NYC with longtime Weir collaborator Steve Kimock sitting-in, along with trumpeter Reggie Pittman, and Brooks and Wilkenfeld making additional appearances as well. Check out video highlights of the collaborations below:
Friend Of The Devil with Perry Farrell – Captured by Brian James
Breakdown with Perry Farrell – Captured by Brian James
Lay My Lily Down with Jori Chisholm – Captured by Caleb Neal
Me & Bobby McGee with Margo Price – Captured by Chung Sween
You Win Again with Buddy Miller – Captured by Matt Frazier
Down By The River with Mikaela Davis – Captured by nochevys
Weather Report Suite with Kenny Brooks – via nugs.tv webcast
Not Fade Away with Warren Haynes – Captured by Sean Roche
Turn On Your Lovelight with Warren Haynes – Captured by Sean Roche
Touch Of Grey with John Kadlecik – Captured by KathleenDrennan
Ripple with Tom Hamilton – Captured by threewisemonkeysss
The Beacon Theatre Set One with Steve Kimock, Kenny Brooks, Reggie Pittman & Tal Wilkenfeld – Captured by rdeal1999https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq_mveVh7hQ
Set Two & Encore with Steve Kimock, Kenny Brooks, Reggie Pittman & Tal Wilkenfeld – Captured by rdeal1999https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVOlOpS7AJo
Beacon Theatre Setlist (via Ratdog.org)
Set One: The Music Never Stopped > Easy Answers* > The Music Never Stopped*, Artificial Flowers, Only a River*, Black-Throated Wind+#, Odessa*+# > Scarlet Begonias% > Cassidy*%
Set Two: Even So+# > October Queen+# > Bird Song+# > Eternity+# > The Other One*+# > Days Between*+# > Turn On Your Lovelight*+#
Encore: Ripple% > Brokedown Palace%
*-w/ Steve Kimock (guitar); +-w/ Kenny Brooks (sax); #-w/ Reggie Pittman (trumpet); %-w/ Tal Wilkenfeld (bass & vocals)