The National Covers ‘Peggy-O’ For Bob Weir At Treasure Island


This year’s Treasure Island Music Festival took place on the island off San Francisco on Saturday and Sunday. The National headlined the festivities on Sunday and played a song in honor of Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir’s recent birthday.

The Grateful Dead first performed the traditional tune “Peggy-O” in 1973 and it stayed in the band’s repertoire through the end of their career in 1995. On July 17, 2015 The National debuted their cover of “Peggy-O” at the Eaux Claires Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. When The National returned to the road on Thursday they played “Peggy-O” as part of their early and late shows at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Matt Berninger and Co. then performed “Peggy-O” towards the middle of their Treasure Island set. One of the band members dedicated the cover to Bob Weir in honor of his recent birthday and noted “this is not a Grateful Dead song, but it’s a song they played a lot.”

Watch The National’s “Peggy-O” captured by gridlifeTV:


The National at Treasure Island

  • Sea of Love
  • Don't Swallow the Cap
  • I Should Live in Salt
  • Bloodbuzz Ohio
  • Hard to Find
  • Afraid of Everyone
  • Walk It Back  
  • Squalor Victoria
  • I Need My Girl
  • This Is the Last Time
  • Peggy-O  
  • Pink Rabbits
  • England
  • Graceless
  • Mr. November
  • Terrible Love