Bob Weir continued a short California run with his Wolf Bros trio on Friday evening with a two-set performance at The Majestic Theater in Ventura, CA, and the group welcomed special guest violinist Phil Salazar for several songs in the latter half of the performance.
The night kicked off with “Hell in a Bucket,” which opened a first set that featured Weir staples like Marty Robbins’ “El Paso,” Weir’s solo cut “Only a River” and other Grateful Dead tunes like “Loser,” “Black Throated Wind” and “Throwing Stones.”
Set two saw Weir and his trio—featuring bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane—joined by Salazar, who leads his own Ventura-based Americana outfit, Kin Folk, and teaches violin in the area. Salazar added his fiddle to the Dead classics “Friend of the Devil” and “Bird Song” early on in the set, later returning for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” and the set-closing “Franklin’s Tower.” Wolf Bros then rounded out the night with an encore of Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.”
Check out the full setlist below, along with fan-shot video clips from social media. Bob Weir & Wolf Bros wrap up their California run this evening with a show at Napa’s Oxbow Commons.
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
The Majestic Ventura Theater, Ventura, CA
Set I: Hell in a Bucket, Corrina, Loser, Only a River, Black-Throated Wind, El Paso, Good Morning, School Girl, Throwing Stones
Set II: Easy to Slip, Friend of the Devil*, Bird Song*, New Speedway Boogie, Two Djinn, All Along the Watchtower*, Looks Like Rain, Franklin’s Tower*
Enc: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Notes: *with Phil Salazar on fiddle