Photo via Deadheadland
A performance that was originally billed as “Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Friends with special guest John Mayer,” transformed into the first Bob Weir & Wolf Bros set on Saturday night in San Francisco.
Weir was joined by new bandmates Don Was on upright bass and Jay Lane on percussion ahead of their official tour starting on October 16 in Reno, Nev.
The trio kicked things off with Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” playing for an intimate crowd gathered to raise money to Save the Redwoods. Weir’s Blue Mountain solo tune “Only A River” followed, giving fans a taste of what material the Wolf Bros may utilize on this upcoming tour. They then dug into Grateful Dead favorites “Friend of the Devil” and “Loose Lucy,” before welcoming John Mayer to the stage for “Althea.”
Mickey Hart joined Weir, Mayer, Lane and Was for the closing “Not Fade Away.”
According to Deadheadland, “Touch of Grey” was written on the band’s setlist as an encore but it was not played.
Below, check out the full setlist as well as a gallery including a clip of “Althea” (courtesy of Yenting Chen):
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
October 13, 2018
Centennial Celebration Gala – Save The Redwoods
Union Square, San Francisco
When I Paint My Masterpiece, Only a River, Friend of the Devil, Loose Lucy, Althea^ > Not Fade Away^*
^ with John Mayer
* with Mickey Hart
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