The JB List | The Summer Of Weir – A Look At Bobby’s Many Guest Spots

After Bob Weir was unable to finish Furthur’s Capitol Theatre residency in April leading to a rare weeks-long break, we didn’t have high hopes for the guitarist’s summer. Thankfully, Weir returned in fine form and has not only played all of his scheduled shows over the past few months, but he’s also sat in with a number of our favorite acts.

[Photo by Suzy Perler]

For this week’s JB List we want to recap some memorable moments from “The Summer Of Weir,” namely the best of his guest spots with a variety of bands.

June 12Weir Here Over There

One of Bobby’s first gigs back was for a memorable episode of Weir Here that was broadcast from Terrapin Crossroads. Watch Weir perform “Deep Elem Blues” with the TRI All-Stars (Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, Dave Schools, Jason Crosby, Jonathan Wilson, and Leslie Mendelson) :

June 26AmericanaramA Opening Night

Weir was a late addition to the first four AmericanaramA dates, but made the most of his time on the tour. At the traveling festival’s opening night in West Palm Beach, Bobby sat in with Wilco on “Ripple”:

June 27Wilco and My Morning Jacket Guest Spots In Tampa

At the second AmericanaramA show, Weir sat in with My Morning Jacket on “Dear Prudence” and later joined Wilco for “Dead Flowers” and “Friend Of The Devil.” Watch Bobby tackle “Friend Of The Devil” with Wilco:

June 29Wilco and My Morning Jacket Guest Spots In Atlanta

Weir’s third AmericanaramA appearance saw him follow his solo set with more MMJ and Wilco guest spots. Bobby sat in with My Morning Jacket on “I Know You Rider” and later guested with Wilco on “Dark Star” > “California Stars” > “Dark Star.” Listen to audio of “California Stars” thanks to The Steam Engine:

June 30Weir Says Goodbye To AmericanaramA With More Guest Spots

At Weir’s final show on the AmericanaramA bill, Bobby once again sat in with both Wilco and My Morning Jacket. The guitarist guested on both “I Know You Rider” and “Brown-Eyed Women” with MMJ as well as Wilco’s takes on “Bird Song” and “Tomorrow Never Knows” in Nashville. Watch Weir and My Morning Jacket’s “Brown-Eyed Women”:

July 20Weir Guests With Grace Potter And The Nocturnals At All Good

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals brought out Weir for a take on “Friend Of The Devil” at this year’s All Good Music Festival:

August 1 & 2Weir And Chimenti Guest At San Francisco Garcia Symphonic Celebration

When Warren Haynes brought the Garcia Symphonic Celebration to San Francisco for two nights, Weir was waiting. Bobby and Jeff Chimenti each sat in at both performances. Watch “Stella Blue” from August 1:

August 4Weir Guests With Wilco And My Morning Jacket at Shoreline

The AmericanaramA tour wrapped up in the Bay Area at Shoreline. Weir emerged during My Morning Jacket’s set for “Brown-Eyed Women,” “I Know You Rider,” “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and “Glory Days” and later lent a hand on Wilco’s “Ripple,” “Dark Star” > “California Stars” > “Dark Star” as well as “St. Stephen.” We’re particularly fond of the “St. Stephen” from Wilco’s set:

August 5Grateful Dead Tribute Night at AT&T Park

Bobby sang the National Anthem with Tim and Tom Flannery before a San Francisco Giants baseball game:

August 9Bob Weir Sits In With The National At Outside Lands

For The National’s Outside Lands finale, they brought out Weir for a take on their own “Terrible Love”:

August 16Weir Among Allman Brothers Band Guests At Peach Fest

Bob Weir not only performed with RatDog at this year’s Peach Music Festival, but he also sat in with a handful of acts. Here’s his guest spot with the Allman Brothers Band on “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”:

August 18The Black Crowes Welcome Weir For Dylan Cover At Peach Fest

Bobby’s final Peach Music Festival sit in came during The Black Crowes’ set, when he guested on “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”: