On Friday night, Bob Weir showcased a trio format featuring bassist-producer Don Was and Terrapin Family Band drummer Alex Koford, as well as a sit-in by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.
The performance was a part of the ‘Pathway to Paris’ benefit at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. Other performers included Patti Smith, and as a part of the Global Climate Summit the concert served “as a call to action, urging the international community to ramp up ambition towards a climate safe future for all.”
The band opened with a fun “Loose Lucy,” followed by “Only A River.”
After finishing up “Peggy-O,” Weir teased the crowd with the story of the night he met Ramblin’ Jack Elliott “I was like 16. I can’t get into now, we don’t have time. I’m sorry,” Weir said between guitar riffs. “But anyway, I’m going to give this to Ramblin’ Jack.” Weir then took off his acoustic D’Angelico guitar and handed it to the legend who walked out from stage right.
Elliott stayed onstage for a performance of “Friend of the Devil,” peppering in acoustic guitar and backing vocals.
Then, it was back to the trio for “The Other One,” which featured a nice, jammed-out intro, with Weir on electric guitar.
The band closed with “Touch of Grey,” but returned to the stage with Patti Smith and a slew of other musicians to play Smith’s “People Have the Power.”
Watch the 56-minute set, courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s below:
Bob Weir with Don Was and Alex Koford
September 14, 2018
Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco
Pathway to Paris Benefit
Loose Lucy, Only A River, Peggy-O, Friend of the Devil^, The Other One, Touch of Grey
People Have the Power%
^ with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
% with Patti Smith