Page McConnell Joins Bob Weir & Wolf Bros In Miami On This Date In 2019

By Nate Todd Mar 26, 2021 1:21 pm PDT

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros welcomed Phish keyboardist Page McConnell to sit-in during a concert on this date in 2019. The March 26 show took place at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater and saw Page add his expertise to a pair of Grateful Dead classics to kick off the second set.

But Bob Weir and company got the show underway with another Dead classic, “Friend Of The Devil,” with some nice texture from drummer Jay Lane on a shuffling brush beat as Don Was took the standup bass for a walk. Next up, Bobby sang one of his signature covers, Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” Weir then returned to original material with his own “Gonesville” and “Bombs Away.” Another cover came in the form of a 10-minute version of Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker” ahead of “Althea.” But the trio really took things out on “Lost Sailor” and its frequent companion “St. of Circumstance” to close out the first frame.

McConnell emerged with the band on piano for the second set. The quartet did a bit of exploring before heading into “Hell In A Bucket” containing some country-tinged piano touches from Page. McConnell stayed on for a fairly laid back “Scarlet Begonias” and took an extended solo over the form and also led the band as they revved things up a bit on an outro jam.

The trio then went it alone on the Ratdog song “Odessa” which led into another Dylan tune, “All Along The Watchtower.” Next came Weir’s masterful Wake Of The Flood composition “Weather Report Suite” including its final movement, “Let It Grow.” “Standing On The Moon” would count as the penultimate song of the set before the trio closed it out with another of Bobby’s signature numbers, “Throwing Stones.” “U.S. Blues” would serve as the encore.

Listen to Bob Weir & Wolf Bros’ entire March 26, 2019 concert with special guest Page McConnell below via Dan Nolan Jr. for this edition of Full Show Friday:

Setlist

Bob Weir at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater

Set 1
  • Friend of the Devil  
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece  
  • Gonesville
  • Bombs Away
  • The Maker  
  • Althea  
  • Lost Sailor  
  • Saint of Circumstance  
Set 2
  • Hell in a Bucket  
  • Scarlet Begonias  
  • Odessa  
  • All Along the Watchtower  
  • Weather Report Suite  
  • Standing on the Moon  
  • Throwing Stones  
Encore
  • U.S. Blues
  • Grateful Dead
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