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Bob Weir and Wolf Bros celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday night in Philadelphia, by opening their second set with “Women Are Smarter” and later revisiting the tune in the same frame.
After opening the show with rockers like “Hell in a Bucket” and “Bertha,” the band debuted the Memphis Jug Band favorite “KC Moan” (a longtime Weir staple) and also welcomed Ghost Light/Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist (and Philadelphia native) Tom Hamilton for cuts like “Gonesville” and their first-ever take on Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker” (a song that Jerry Garcia covered for a few years and Weir has since incorporated into his catalog).
“Women Are Smarter,” another steady Weir tune going back to his Grateful Dead days and another Wolf Bros debut, opened the second half (and returned near the end of the set). From there, the trio – featuring Weir, bassist Don Was and percussionist Jay Lane – dug into a nice “Scarlet Begonias”> “He’s Gone”> “Two Dijin” segment.
The band kept the jams going through “New Speedway Boogie”> “The Other One”> “The Days Between” and Hamilton reemerged to close out set two with another take on “Women Are Smarter,” followed by “Not Fade Away” and a final encore of “Brokedown Palace.”
Check out the full setlist below.
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
March 8, 2019
The Met, Philadelphia
Set I: Hell in a Bucket, Bertha, Queen Jane Approximately, KC Moan*, Gonesville^, The Maker*^, Black Throated Wind, Corrina, Deal
Set II: Women Are Smarter*, Scarlet Begonias> He’s Gone> Two Dijin> New Speedway Boogie> The Other One> The Days Between> Women Are Smarter^> Not Fade Away^
Enc: Brokedown Palace^
^ with Tom Hamilton