Bob Weir and RatDog played a Bob Dylan cover-heavy set last night at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. The first set featured takes on Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” and “Maggie’s Farm,” as well as a Merle Haggard’s Mama Tried.”

The second set kicked off with a rendition of Dylan’s “Desolation Row” before the band busted out their second-ever version of the traditional “On The Road Again” (the tune, popularized by Dylan, was last played by RatDog in August of 2007). In honor of Mardi Gras, the show also included a cover of James “Sugar Boy” Crawford’s New Orleans classic “Iko Iko,” which was followed by Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.”

Bob Weir and RatDog will return to the stage tonight at the Fillmore Detroit.

Here’s a look at last night’s set as it appears in our Box Scores page


Shea’s Buffalo Theater, Buffalo, NY

Set I: Jack Straw, All Along the Watchtower, Wrong Way Feelin’, Maggie’s Farm, Mama Tried, Loser, Two Djinn

Set II: Desolation Row, On the Road Again*, Deep Elem Blues, Truckin, Bird Song, Iko Iko, Knockin on Heaven’s Door, Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad

Enc: Touch of Grey

Notes: *Last time played 8/12/07