Dean Ween Shares Note Of Thanks To Les Claypool

This past Friday and Saturday nights the Dean Ween Group opened for Primus in Big Flats, NY and Asbury Park, NJ. Guitarist Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo has posted a heartfelt note of thanks to Primus front man Les Claypool for asking the Dean Ween Group to open the shows.

“Les Claypool was a great friend to me during the difficult period after my band broke up. It was him that convinced me not to quit music altogether, to start a band with some friends, get in a van and drive around and have fun playing music again, like it is supposed to be. Truth. And he did us a huge solid by putting us on some Primus dates in front of thousands of people. So thank you Les, for being a true friend and motivator and backing it up by asking us to open up for them, it wasn’t even something we solicited, he called me personally. Great dude and a great friend,” Deaner wrote. We’re still awaiting word on the status of the fishing show Claypool and Melchiondo produced last year.

The instrumental “Dickey Betts” has been a staple of Dean Ween Group live shows of late. Deaner has added soundboard audio of the version the DWG laid down on Friday in Big Flats, NY to fan-shot video of the tune:

Next up for the Dean Ween Group is a visit to the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, DE on July 10.