Bob Weir and Phil Lesh moved their duo tour to Boston last night, opening up a two-night stand at the Wang Theater and welcoming more second-set guests, plus tour percussionist Wally Ingram.
Weir, Lesh and Ingram kicked off the first set with a Weir favorite in “Loose Lucy” and also included a cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece” and Dead favorites like “Deep Elem Blues” and Althea in the first frame before closing it out with “Bird Song” into “He’s Gone.”
After a voter registration message from Weir, the duo returned for the second set with Ingram and surprise guests Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. The group opened with a Weir-led “Crazy Fingers” before a collaborative “Friend of the Devil.” The second set also featured renditions of “Tennessee Jed,” Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker,” Lesh-led versions of “Cryptical Envelopment” and “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” and a set-closing “The Music Never Stopped” with Weir and Williams sharing lead vocals. The band would then return for a “Touch of Grey” encore.
See the full setlist below, along with pro-shot videos of each set opener. Weir and Lesh return to the Wang Theater stage tonight for round two before heading to Chicago to round out their duo tour this weekend.
Bob Weir & Phil Lesh
Wang Theater, Boston, MA
Set I: Loose Lucy*, Me & My Uncle, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Deep Elem Blues > Althea*, Bird Song*, He’s Gone*
all second set w/ Wally Ingram, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
Set II: Crazy Fingers > Friend Of The Devil, Tennessee Jed, The Maker, Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > Black Peter > The Music Never Stopped
Enc: Touch of Grey
Notes: *w/ Wally Ingram