Bob Weir brought his Wolf Bros trio featuring bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane to New York’s Beacon Theatre on Monday night to wrap up the new group’s inaugural tour, and the trio welcomed a number of guests throughout the two-set affair, including frequent Weir collaborator and guitarist Steve Kimock.
After kicking off the night with “The Music Never Stopped,” Weir and company wasted no time in welcoming out Kimock for an “Easy Answers” that flowed back into the opening tune. Kimock was also featured on Weir’s solo cut “Only A River” a couple song later, before a horn section of saxophonist Kenny Brooks and trumpeter Reggie Pittman emerged for “Black-Throated Wind” and “Odessa” (with Kimock), while bassist Tal Wilkenfeld came out for “Scarlet Begonias” and “Cassidy” (more Kimock).
Brooks and Pittman returned to the stage for the entirety of the second set, which opened with “Even So” and included Grateful Dead tunes like “The Other One,” “Bird Song” and Bobby Bland’s “Turn On Your Lovelight,” with Kimock sitting in for the final three songs of the set. Kimock and Wilkenfeld then joined Wolf Bros for a two-song encore of the Dead’s “Ripple” and “Brokedown Palace.”
See the full setlist below, along with full-show, fan-shot video of both sets via YouTube user rdeal1999.
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros
Beacon Theatre New York, NY
Set I: The Music Never Stopped > Easy Answers* > The Music Never Stopped*, Artificial Flowers, Only a River*, Black-Throated Wind^, Odessa^^ > Scarlet Begonias% > Cassidy%%
Set II: Even So^ > October Queen^ > Bird Song^ > Eternity^ > The Other One^^ > Days Between^^ > Turn On Your Lovelight^^
Enc: Ripple% > Brokedown Palace%
*with Steve Kimock
^with Kenny Brooks and Reggie Pittman
^^with Steve Kimock, Kenny Brooks and Reggie Pittman
%with Tal Wilkenfeld
%%with Steve Kimock and Tal Wilkenfeld