Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Begin Sweetwater Residency

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Last night, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros initiated a residency at Sweetwater Music Hall by performing the first of five shows at the venue located in Mill Valley, California. The trio led by Grateful Dead/Dead & Company guitarist Bob Weir offered two sets comprised of staple selections from Weir’s live repertoire, including five Bob Dylan covers.

Weir, bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane started off the residency with “Cassidy” and followed the opener with “Gonesville” from Weir’s 2015 solo album, Blue Mountain. Back-to-back Dylan covers came next as Bobby worked through “When I Paint My Masterpiece” and “Maggie’s Farm.” The set continued with two Dead songs written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, “Friend Of The Devil” and “Ramble On Rose,” the latter of which is rarely sung by Weir and was recently recorded by Bobby and Wynonna. The trio then returned to Dylan and “All Along The Watchtower.” The first set closed with another Garcia/Hunter favorite, “Deal.”

Ratdog’s “Ashes and Glass” opened the second set and, in typical Wolf Bros form, wrapped around a performance of “Don’t Let Go.” The trio then fired up “Playing in the Band” which segued into “I Need A Miracle” before circling back to “Playing.” The group transitioned into “Franklin’s Tower” and then pulled from Dylan’s songbook again via “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.” The second set drew to a close with “Sugar Magnolia.” A final Dylan cover was saved for the encore as Weir, Was and Lane delivered “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” as the evening’s finale.

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Bob Weir & Wolf Bros’ sold-out Sweetwater residency continues tonight, with additional shows this week scheduled on Thursday, February 13; Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15. Live streams are available via nugs.tv. Watch the first and second set openers from last’s night’s nugs.tv live stream below:

Cassidy, Gonesville

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Ashes and Glass > Don’t Let Go > Ashes and Glas

Setlist

Bob Weir at Sweetwater Music Hall

Set 1
  • Cassidy
  • Gonesville
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece  
  • Maggie's Farm  
  • Friend of the Devil  
  • Ramble On Rose  
  • All Along the Watchtower  
  • Deal  
Set 2
  • Ashes and Glass  
  • Don't Let Go  
  • Ashes and Glass  
  • Playing in the Band  
  • I Need a Miracle  
  • Playing in the Band (reprise)  
  • Franklin's Tower  
  • A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall  
  • Sugar Magnolia  
Encore
  • It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  • Bob Dylan
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