|01||Last Leaves Of Autumn||Solo|
|03||Sugar Boy||Orton, Wasserman, Amidon|
|04||Call Me The Breeze||Orton, Wasserman, Crosby, Chimenti, Lane|
Weir Here Over There
Live Streaming from Terrapin Crossroads
Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. PT
We invite you to join us for a very special night of music featuring the TRI Allstars; Bob Weir, Dave Schools, Jason Crosby, Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti, Leslie Mendelson and Jonathan Wilson with special guests Beth Orton and Grateful Dead archivist, David Lemieux (and don't forget Snapper!). Come be a part of our live studio audience and join the festivities! We are broadcasting live from the Grate Room at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California.
Tickets go on sale at the Terrapin box office Tuesday, June 4 at 4 p.m. Tickets will be available online through Terrapin Crossroads on Wednesday, June 5. Please note: This is live studio taping. There will be no ins and outs. Doors open at 5 p.m. and show begins promptly at 6 p.m. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask Bob Weir, Steve Parish and other couch guests questions as part of our variety live show. If you can't join us in person, be sure to tune in to all the fun online at www.tristudios.com/watch
General Admission - $75
VIP - $100
Event poster (seen here) signed by Bob Weir
Grateful Dead's Bob Weir returns to the spotlight two months after collapsing onstage
By Paul Liberatore, The Marin Independent Journal,
Saying he's "doing fine," the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir returned to the spotlight Wednesday night, performing his first complete show since April 25 when he collapsed onstage during a concert by the Dead spinoff band Furthur in upstate New York.
Looking like he's lost a little weight and had trimmed his once bushy beard, the 65-year-old rock hall of famer made his comeback hosting his "Weir Here" live webcast in the Grate Room at former Grateful Dead bandmate Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael.
Introducing him, longtime Dead roadie Steve Parish told the crowd, "Our beloved brother is back to his music tonight and we're going to celebrate."
Smiling and joking with bandmates, Weir, a longtime
resident of Mill Valley, opened the show with an acoustic set that included the 1959 Marty Robbins cowboy ballad "El Paso." At one point, he was joined by bassist Rob Wasserman, his former partner in the Weir-Wasserman duo. He seemed sober and was in fine voice.
During an audience participation segment, a fan asked Weir the question that was like the elephant in the room: "How are you doing today?"
"I'm doing fine, thanks," Weir replied as the crowd erupted in applause and cheers. "I didn't get in my workout today, and I'm a lot better when I've had my workout, but I'm doing fine."
Nearly two months ago, Weir toppled over during a set at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y. After he played one more show with Furthur
two days later in Atlantic City, the band released a statement saying "due to unforeseen circumstances" he would be "unable to perform in any capacity for the next several weeks." Cancellations included the BottleRock festival in May in Napa.
Furthur bandmate John Kadlecik denied that Weir had been "overpartying," saying he had accidentally taken the sedative Ambien instead of the painkillers he had been taking for an injured shoulder.
Weir is not one to reveal details about his personal life or permit too much fanfare. On Wednesday night, he was already onstage, strumming an acoustic guitar even before he was introduced. In the audience, his father, Jack, said, "I haven't seen him play for two months." He smiled but said nothing when a Deadhead fan handed him a printed sticker that said, "God bless the Weirwolf."
"I printed up a thousand of them," the fan said.
Some 200 Deadheads paid $100 a ticket for the show, normally staged at Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael. Since they were webcasting from Terrapin Crossroads for the first time, the evening was billed as "Weir Here Over There."
Lesh was not at the show, but Weir had assembled an all-star cast for his return to the spotlight, including British "folktronica" singer Beth Orton, Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson, singer-songwiter Leslie Mendelson and Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux.
©2013 The Marin Independent Journal (Novato, Calif.)
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Bob Weir Returns to Stage on 'Weir Here' Webcast
Guitarist emerges after health issue prompted cancellations
Bob Weir performs in San Rafael, California.
By BENJY EISEN
June 13, 2013
Former Grateful Dead member Bob Weir returned to the stage – and the Internet – last night, taping a new episode of his weekly web series "Weir Here" in front of a live audience at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California.
Weir's first public performance in more than a month (he performed a private benefit earlier in June for Marin Academy) came five weeks after he canceled all public engagements to deal with an undisclosed health issue that emerged when the guitarist fell down onstage while performing with the Grateful Dead offshoot Furthur at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York, in April. The band cited a "strained shoulder," and finished the concert without him.
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Weir performed a few days later in Atlantic City before Furthur canceled their headlining slot at the BottleRock festival in Napa, California, and Weir suspended all of his public appearances. That included putting a temporary halt to "Weir Here," in which he typically performs with special guests and discusses Grateful Dead-related topics with various friends and cohorts.
With no official explanation offered for his leave of absence, fans grew concerned about his health while the rumor mill churned. But Weir appeared to be back and in full force as he opened the night with a solo acoustic performance of his solo cut "Black Throated Wind," with his voice in peak form.
Weir invited collaborators onstage one at a time for an expanding and sometimes rotating ensemble that included Widespread Panic's Dave Schools on bass, Primus' Jay Lane on drums, Furthur's Jeff Chimenti on keyboards, singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson on guitar and Leslie Mendelson on vocals. Bassist Rob Wasserman and multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby rounded out the lineup. They ran through selections from Weir's vast songbook, including a series of traditional Americana tracks more closely associated with the late Jerry Garcia ("Catfish John," "Deep Elum Blues"). The night closed with a rendition of the Beatles' "Come Together," followed by a jammed-out version of Weir's original, "Playing in the Band."
Midway through the proceedings, singer-songwriter Beth Orton performed a mini-set, including a cover of the Five Stairsteps' "O-o-h Child." Jonathan Wilson and Leslie Mendelson offered their own mini-sets as well.
During two "couch segments," Weir sat behind a desk, talk show-style, and moderated conversations that ranged from high school athletics with the other singer-songwriters to a discussion with the band's archivist, David Lemieux, of the Grateful Dead's May 1977 tour with. (Rhino Records recently announced a 14-disc boxed set with performances culled from that tour).
Weir also took a few questions from audience members, none of whom asked about the elephant in the room; he offered no comment on his recent cancellations and is not granting any formal interviews, precisely to avoid such questions. When a fan asked, tactfully, "How are you feeling today?" Weir responded that he'd be doing better if he had time for his daily workout, but he had been working "like a mule" to prepare for the show. Other than that, Weir said, he was "doing just fine, thanks."
"Weir Here" is expected to resume webcasting on Wednesdays while Weir gets ready to perform later this month on four dates of the Americanarama tour, featuring Bob Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket. Furthur also returns to the road this summer beginning July 11th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-weir-returns-to-stage-on-weir-here-webcast