Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Perform In New Orleans: Full Show Audio
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros continued their early-spring run on Sunday night at the recently opened Fillmore New Orleans. The three-piece act delivered the tour debut of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning” along with jamming on “Supplication” for the second time in as many weeks.
Weir, bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane opened their night in The Big Easy with the pairing of the Grateful Dead classic “The Music Never Stopped” and the Blue Mountain track “Lay My Lilly Down.” The traditional folk song “Peggy-O” and the recently revived cover of Johnny Cash’s “Big River” followed, again namechecking the locale within the lyrics. The trio next looked to RatDog’s catalog for jammed-out takes on “Even So” and “October Queen.” A romp through “Easy Answers” and a reprise on “The Music Never Stopped” closed out the frame.
Kriss Kristofferson’s “Me & Bobby McGee” opened the second stanza and again drew a cheer from the crowd with NOLA-referencing lyrics. Weir & Co. then used “Playing In The Band” as the jumping off point for a segue-filled set, working their way into a “Supplication Jam.” Unlike when it was debuted at The Blue Note this time out the band incorporated the tune’s signature “woo” part into the instrumental. An expansive take on “He’s Gone” came ahead of the 2019 debut of “Smokestack Lightning.” The Beatles psychedelic-era gem “Tomorrow Never Knows,” “Passenger,” a tender “Stella Blue” and a return to “Playing In The Band” brought the set to an end. “Touch Of Grey” was offered as Sunday night’s encore.
Listen to full show audio taped by teamikoiko below: