Latest Bob Weir Articles
The Grateful Dead unveiled pro-shot video of “New Speedway Boogie” from June 17, 1991 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey as this week’s ‘All The Years Live’ installment.
Celebrate Mickey Hart’s 76th birthday with a look back at a concert the Grateful Dead played on this date in 1990.
The latest installment of the ’20 For 20′ series in celebration of JamBase’s 20th anniversary looks at 20 standout farewell concerts from the past two decades.
The Grateful Dead’s performance of “Terrapin Station” from July 26, 1987 in Anaheim, California is the latest installment of the band’s ‘All The Years Live’ video series.
Dead & Company tacked on a pair of concerts at Nassau Coliseum to their upcoming Fall Tour 2019.
Famed rock photographer Jay Blakesberg is set to release a new book of photos of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia called ‘Jerry Garcia: Secret Life Of Dreams.’
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Latest Bob Weir Setlist
Bob Weir at Infinity Downs Farm
- Jack Straw
- Only a River
- Friend of the Devil
- The Other One
- Throwing Stones
- Me and Bobby McGee
- Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
- Angel From Montgomery
- A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
- Turn On Your Love Light
- Days Between
- Bird Song
- China Cat Sunflower
- I Know You Rider
- Not Fade Away
About Bob Weir
One of Bob Weir’s best-loved songs is “The Music Never Stopped.” It holds true, even in the 21st century. As a matter of fact, as the century goes along it’s even truer.
Even when his first band, the Grateful Dead, was playing close to 100 shows yearly, Weir needed other outlets, and developed a solo career that began with albums like Ace and Heaven Help the Fool and continued through his sidebands “Kingfish” and “Bobby and the Midnites.” It then settled into a special duo partnership with the distinguished bassist Rob Wasserman.
As their music evolved, they reached out into musical realms that required more players. RatDog was born, and began to grow. First came the drummer, Jay Lane, one of the Bay Area’s best, a member of the Freaky Executives and the Uptones. He introduced to RatDog the incredibly gifted jazz/blues/rock pianist, Jeff Chimenti. Guitarist Mark Karan came to Weir’s notice in the summer of 1998 when they played together in The Other Ones, and he proved far too good to let go. The Lane/Chimenti jazz pipeline produced another addition to RatDog, the fine Bay Area saxophonist Kenny Brooks, a New England Conservatory of Music graduate and a long-time member of the Charlie Hunter Quartet.
Finally, early in 2003 Rob Wasserman decided to concentrate on his various personal projects (his duo relationship with Weir endures), and RatDog went sniffin’ for a new bassist, finding him in Bay Area veteran Robin Sylvester. The London native has been a Bay Area fixture for more than 20 years, and is best known for his long-time close association with the legendary (and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member) saxophonist Steve Douglas, which put Robin in recording and performing situations with Phil Spector, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, and Ry Cooder. Robin is a vital addition to a band that’s ready to explode. RatDog’s music represents Weir’s complete repertoire, from blues like “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” and “Little Red Rooster” to the psychedelic stylings of his Grateful Dead classics like “Playing in the Band,” “The Other One,” and “Throwing Stones,” to his own Dead rockers like “Cassidy,” “One More Saturday Night,” and “Sugar Magnolia,” to some of his solo material, like “Josephine” and “Bombs Away.” The 2000 release of the band’s first studio album, Evening Moods, added a bevy of hot tunes to the song list, including “Odessa,” “Bury Me Standing,” “Two Djinn,” and “Ashes and Glass.”
2001 saw the release of Live at Roseland, a double-CD collection from a Portland, Oregon show, and a big favorite among Dead Heads.
Bob Weir and RatDog. It’ll grab hold and not let you go.
Watch Greensky Bluegrass welcome Lil Smokies for “Midnight Moonlight” during their Red Rocks three-night run opener.
Watch Warren Haynes and Alison Krauss sit-in with Bonnie Raitt at last night’s Outlaw Music Festival stop in Philadelphia.
Ringo Starr will release, his 20th studio album, ‘What’s My Name,’ in October and previewed the LP by unveiling its title track.
Hitmaker Eddie Money died on Friday due to complications from stage 4 esophageal cancer.
The Who announced their first album in 13 years, ‘Who,’ released the single “Ball & Chain,” played an intimate acoustic set in New York City and announced a U.K. Tour 2020.