Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir held a concert on February 12, 1999 at the now shuttered Wetlands Preserve in New York City. The RD3 performance 18 years ago today featuring Weir, Ratdog bassist Rob Wasserman and drummer Jay Lane was the middle show of a three-night stand that included special guest guitarist Warren Haynes sitting-in for an extended portion of the concert.
Haynes had joined the Ratdog trio at Wetlands the night prior, and Weir and Co. would infamously welcome Hanson to sit-in the following evening. Some five years later Weir and Haynes would become band mates in The Dead alongside Weir’s former band mates Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. The February 12 show also featured Hot Tuna guitarist Michael Falzarano guesting in the first set on “Eternity,” “It’s All Over Now” and Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm” and “When I Paint My Masterpiece.”
Haynes added his guitar to the mid-second set performance of the Dead’s “West L.A. Fadeway” and stuck around for the subsequent “Easy Answers” and “Bird Song.” Warren came back for the “Sugar Magnolia” encore as well. Video shared by Tom Rowles from 18 years ago today of the collaboration between Weir and Warren can be seen below:
Setlist (via Ratdog.org)
Set One: Bombs Away, Festival, Blackbird, Eternity*, It’s All Over Now* > Maggie’s Farm, When I Paint My Masterpiece*
Set Two: Bury Me Standing, Looks Like Rain, West L.A. Fadeway+, Easy Answers+, Bird Song+, Bass > Drums > Throwin Stones
Encore: Sugar Magnolia+
* with Michael Falzarano
+ with Warren Haynes
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