Bobby Weir Joins Willie Nelson For Entire Set At Outlaw Fest Stop
Watch highlights from the set at Pine Knob near Detroit including The String Cheese Incident adding to a medley of gospel songs.
The September portion of Willie Nelson‘s Outlaw Music Festival tour came to an end at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan on Friday night. Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros time on the package tour also concluded at the venue near Detroit, where Bob Weir sat in with Willie Nelson & Family for the duration of their headlining set.
Waylon Payne and The String Cheese Incident rounded out the bill for the Outlaw Music Festival’s visit to Pine Knob. Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack strings and horns treated fans in the Detroit area to a 90-minute set. The nine-song performance featured such beloved Grateful Dead classics as “Playing In The Band,” “Weather Report Suite,” “Let It Grow,” “Scarlet Begonias” and “Wharf Rat.”
Both Bobby Weir and Waylon Payne accompanied Willie Nelson & Family as they took the stage with “Whiskey River” on Saturday night and stayed for the duration. Payne dueted with Nelson on the ensuing versions of “Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer)” and “Still Is Still Moving To Me.” After Waylon Payne helmed a take on Merle Haggard’s “Workin’ Man Blues,” Willie Nelson led the troupe on a string of fan-favorites “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” “Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground,” “On The Road Again” and “Always On My Mind.”
Weir was on hand for the whole performance adding his signature rhythm guitar work to the mix and helping to sing Kris Kristofferson’s “Me And Bobby McGee,” a song he’s played with a variety of projects dating back to his time in the Grateful Dead. All six members of The String Cheese Incident emerged for a medley of traditional gospel songs “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” and “I’ll Fly Away” before the show-closing “It’s Hard To Be Humble.”
Watch fan-shot video from Willie Nelson’s set featuring Bob Weir below:
All the participants in Friday’s show played at Farm Aid in Noblesville, Indiana on Saturday. Sturgill Simpson and Margo Price were Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros' special guests at the benefit concert.
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