Keller Williams Sits-In With Ratdog In Washington DC On This Date In 2014


On February 17, 2014 Bob Weir & RatDog held the first of two consecutive concerts at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington D.C. The group fronted by Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir was joined by special guest Keller Williams during the show that took place on this date in 2014. An audience recording of the complete performance featuring many Grateful Dead classics and other Bobby staples can be streamed below.

Weir, along with Steve Kimock on guitar, Jay Lane on drums, Jeff Chimenti on keyboards and both Robin Sylvester and the late Rob Wasserman on bass, opened with a lengthy take on the Dead’s “Feel Like a Stranger.” The first half also had a sequence featuring Miles Davis’ “Milestones” played within “Jus’ Like Mama Said” and Bobby leading a “Lost Sailor” > “Saint Of Circumstance” set-closing pairing.

Weir went acoustic to start the second set, opening with “Black-Throated Wind,” “Artificial Flowers” and “Me & Bobby McGee” before going back electric. Later in the night Keller Williams came on stage to add guitar and vocals to a rendition of “Scarlet Begonias” that featured a “Dark Star” jam. He stuck around for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and the set closing “Good Lovin.’” Ratdog capped the night in the nation’s capital with a rocking performance of Chuck Berry’s barn burner “Johnny B. Goode.”

Below is audio of the full show featuring Ratdog and KDub from DC taped and shared by capt.clipperson:

Setlist (via

Set One: Feel Like a Stranger > Minglewood Blues, Jus’ Like Mama Said > Milestones > Jus’ Like Mama Said, Loose Lucy, Althea, Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance

Set Two: Black-Throated Wind@3, Artificial Flowers@3>6, Me and Bobby McGee@, Truckin > The Wheel > Scarlet Begonias* > Dark Star Jam* > Scarlet Begonias* > Knockin on Heaven’s Door* > Good Lovin*

Encore: Johnny B. Goode


  • * with Keller Williams (Guitar/Vocals)
  • Previous ”Artificial Flowers” 11/18/2008 [53 shows]
  • Previous ”Good Lovin” 11/16/2008 [54 shows]

[Originally Published: February 17, 2017]

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