Full Show Audio: Dead & Company Honor Rob Wasserman In Boulder

Last night, Dead & Company held the first of two consecutive shows at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado. The performance was the first concert in 15 years held at the University of Colorado’s football stadium where the band featuring Grateful Dead members guitarist Bob Weir and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will play again tonight. It was during last night’s first set that Weir’s late friend and RatDog bassist Rob Wasserman was remembered with the offering of a song in his honor.

Weir, Hart and Kreutzmann, along with bassist Oteil Burbridge, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and guitarist John Mayer, opened the first show at Folsom field in a decade and a half with “Bertha” and after runs through “Good Lovin,’” “Tennessee Jed” and “Cold Rain And Snow,” Weir stepped to the microphone and said, “This is for Rob” before he led the group through a heartfelt rendering of the bluesy RatDog staple “Even So” passionately belting out the especially poignant lyrics and howling while an image of Wasserman projected on the video screens inside the venue and on the webcast.

“Uncle John’s Band” and Weir’s rocking “One More Saturday Night” ended the first set and the regularly paired Dead favorites “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain” were employed to open the second set. Eschewing its typical “Lost Sailor” introductory partnering, “Saint Of Circumstance” surfaced out of the end of “Fire” and after it came “Terrapin Station” with Mayer and Weir handling vocals. The Rhtyhm Devils were aided by Burbridge, Mayer and Chimenti during the nightly psychedelic “Drums” adventure and out of “Space” came another moving performance of the ballad “Stella Blue.” After that, “Throwing Stones” and “Not Fade Away” wrapped up the end of the second set. One more heartfelt moment was saved for the encore as Mayer took the ensemble through “Black Muddy River” – the last song Jerry Garcia sang lead on with the Dead.

Dead & Company return to Folsom Field for another show tonight. Sunday’s concert is available to webcast via nugs.net. Below is an audience recording shared by taper Jeff Frank as well as officially shared video highlights from Saturday’s concert.

Audio

Video

[Bertha, Good Lovin’]

[Scarlet > Fire]

Setlist

Dead & Company at Folsom Field

Set 1
  • Bertha  
  • Good Lovin'  
  • Tennessee Jed  
  • Cold Rain and Snow  
  • Even So  
  • Uncle John's Band  
  • One More Saturday Night  
Set 2
  • Scarlet Begonias  
  • Fire on the Mountain  
  • Saint of Circumstance  
  • Terrapin Station  
  • Drums  
  • Space  
  • Stella Blue  
  • Throwing Stones  
  • Not Fade Away  
Encore
  • Black Muddy River