Last night The Dean Ween Group played a marathon show at John & Peters in New Hope, Pennsylvania. While rumors circulated pre-show that Aaron “Gene Ween” Freeman would finally share the stage with his old bandmates that never panned out. However there was a big surprise in store as keyboardist Harry Waters made his Dean Ween Group debut. Harry is the son of legendary Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters and has been a member of his dad’s touring band since 2002. The keyboardist is the DWG’s newest member according to a statement from Deaner.
Harry showed off his skills throughout the night at John & Peters. While there’s no word on the status of former DWG keyboardist Glenn McClelland, he was on hand last night and performed with the group on a cover of Steely Dan’s “Do It Again” according to a fan report. Waters made his musical debut at age 2 as his voice can be heard at the beginning of “Goodbye Blue Sky” on Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
Here’s what Deaner had to say about the addition of Harry Waters via Dean Ween Group Facebook:
Now seems like as good of a time as any to announce that our new keyboard player is Harry Waters, and yes, he is the son of Roger Waters and plays in his father’s band as well as doing a million other gigs. I didn’t choose him based on his family tree, but for his skills as a keyboard player and he’s absolutely a bad motherfucker where that’s concerned. We just completed a few days of rehearsal for the upcoming tour and we even did a small preview set at John and Peter’s tonight. It’s so exciting–it gave me the opportunity to revisit some older/ never been played before songs, and more importantly, a fresh approach to songs we’ve played a lot, but with the keyboard sounds more loyal to the album versions. It has been quite the kick in the ass that I didn’t even know I needed. Super nice dude, incredible player, I can’t wait to take this to the stage. Remember this post–it has me rejuvenated like a first time musician and I am chomping at the bit for you all to hear what we’re doing. Harry is one of the biggest Ween fans I’ve ever met as well—he knows all of the songs!
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