[23], In 2016, a live recording of Weir performing with The National was included on the massive Day of the Dead. Lyrics embedded. [41] Bob Weir's sister-in law is Leilani Münter, a race car driver in the ARCA Racing Series circuit.[42]. He performed with the band two days later in Atlantic City, but on April 29 a representative announced that Weir would be "unable to perform in any capacity for the next several weeks" for unspecified reasons. Garden Aud., Vancouver Canada, Robert F. 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The band continues to tour regularly. The Title Track of "Heaven Help the Fool" (1978). In 2011, Weir founded the Tamalpais Research Institute, also known as TRI Studios. During his career with the Grateful Dead, Weir played mostly rhythm guitar and sang many of the band's rock-n-roll and country & western songs. While Deadheads typically run hot and cold when it comes to Weir's material, many will inevitably consider Weir Here: The Best of Bob Weir (2004) as essential, due to the incorporation of half a dozen previously unissued tracks ranging chronologically from "Me & Bobby McGee," circa March of 1972, through the informal rehearsal of Bob Dylan's "Masters of War" by RatDog. "The Beatles were why we turned from a jug band into a rock 'n' roll band," said Bob Weir. TRI is a high-tech recording studio and virtual music venue, used to stream live concerts over the internet in high-definition. Weir played rhythm guitar and sang a large portion of the lead vocals through all of the Dead's 30-year career. [22] Weir performed a solo acoustic set, and was joined mid-set by guitarist Dan Kanter. Seasoned enthusiasts and copious media traders will have inevitable favorites in addition to or in place of the offerings featured here. [48] Weir began using a Modulus Blackknife at that point, and continued to play the Blackknife, along with a hybrid Modulus/Casio guitar for the "Space" segment of Grateful Dead concerts for the rest of that band's history. Songs with music by Bob Weir. The former commences with over half of Weir's Ace LP from 1972, which in reality is a Grateful Dead album highlighting some of Weir's compositions that had already began surfacing in their repertoire. In 1994, he was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Grateful Dead. Original member of the Grateful Dead who has also enjoyed a modest solo career. [27], In September 2016, Weir released a new album of "cowboy songs" titled Blue Mountain. Shortly before Garcia's death in 1995, Weir formed another band, RatDog Revue, later shortened to RatDog. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images Songs with lyrics by Bob Weir. "A statement from the venue said Weir was 'under the weather.'"[19]. These shows, with the band billed as "Mickey and the Hartbeats", were intermixed with full-lineup Grateful Dead concerts. Included in this line-up were Keith Godchaux and his wife Donna, both of whom would be in the band by the time of the album's release. Bob Weir originally did Days Between, Touch of Grey, Friend of the Devil, Blue Mountain and other songs. Have a look which song was played how often on which tour! In 1978 he fronted the Bob Weir Band with Brent Mydland, who joined the Grateful Dead the following year. 2016 Ace. They played 22 shows starting at the end of October, concluding with a four show New Year's run including two shows in San Francisco and two in Los Angeles, ending with a three set show on New Year's Eve. Bob Weir) Josh Ritter Lay My Lily Down. [13], In the late 1970s, Weir began to experiment with slide guitar techniques and perform certain songs during Dead shows using the slide. From their eponymous LP comes the coupling of "Lazy Lightning" and "Supplication," which the Dead would also adopt for a while after their touring sabbatical in late 1974 through mid-1976. "What we saw them doing was impossibly attractive. She was allegedly the inspiration for the Robert Hunter, Bob Weir song "Sugar Magnolia". Blue Mountain is the third solo album by former Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Bob Weir, released on September 30, 2016. On April 23, 2014, The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival directed by Mike Fleiss husband of Miss America 2012, Laura Kaeppeler. The band is a trio, with Weir on guitar and vocals, Don Was on upright bass, and Jay Lane on drums. In late 2015 Weir teamed up with former Grateful Dead bandmates Mickey Hart and Billy Kreutzmann as well as guitarist John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti to form Dead & Company. Unlike Garcia, Weir did not maintain a steady aggregate while the Grateful Dead were actively touring. Official Site. Weir's acoustic guitars include several Martins, a Guild, an Ovation, and a line of Alvarez-Yairi signature models. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Bob Weir - Heaven Help The Fool at Discogs. You're watching the first few songs from the first set of Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, live from LOCKN'. The release was followed by a tour beginning in October 2016. Lyrics. In 2009 Bob Weir and Phil Lesh formed a new band called Furthur—so-named in honor of Ken Kesey's famous psychedelically-painted bus. We have 1 albums and 12 song lyrics in our database. Granted, exceptions exist, just not on the "live" portion of this title. The song was named after Cassidy Law, who was born in 1970 and was the daughter of Grateful Dead crew member Rex Jackson and Weir's former housemate Eileen Law. The, the bristles, the wide Rio Grand One more river to cross The and the wild through the wild stand One more river to cross I tried to be good for most of my life [18] According to Jambase, Ratdog performed without Weir in Las Vegas in July 2014. This two-CD compilation is the first to specifically focus on Bob Weir (guitar/vocals), both as a co-founder of the Grateful Dead and on his own. With John Perry Barlow, Chuck Berry, Neal Cassady, John Coltrane. He had trouble in school because of undiagnosed dyslexia and he was expelled from nearly every school he attended, including Menlo School in Atherton[7] and Fountain Valley School in Colorado, where he met future Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow.[8]. Read Full Biography. During the early 1970s, Weir also used a Gibson ES-345, a 1961 or 1962 Gibson SG and a black Gibson Les Paul of indeterminate age in 1971. He is also on the honorary board of directors of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that provides free musical instruments and instruction to children in under-served public schools throughout the U.S. Blue Mountain is the first solo album from former Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir in over a decade, and his first of new material in 30 years. Bob Weir discography and songs: Music profile for Bob Weir, born 16 October 1947. "[9] Originally called Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions, the band was later renamed The Warlocks and eventually the Grateful Dead. April 4, 2019 ugur Grateful Dead 1. Lesh described Weir's playing as "quirky, whimsical and goofy" and noted his ability to play chord voicings on the guitar (with only four fingers) that one would normally hear from a keyboard (with up to ten fingers). On October 5, 2015, Weir performed with Ratdog at a special celebratory 60th Birthday Bash for Steve Kimock, it was the first time Ratdog had performed again since the aforementioned cancellations of his 2014 summer tour.[20]. In RatDog, Weir performs covers of songs by various artists, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, and Willie Dixon while also performing many Grateful Dead songs. 50+ videos Play all Mix - Bob Weir New Song - Big Bad Blues YouTube RatDog @ TRI Studios - Setbreak Interviews - 1/25/2012 (HD) - Duration: 16:19. pairdoc 7,812 views In early July 2015, Weir joined the other original living members of the Grateful Dead —Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Phil Lesh — for three shows at Soldier Field in Chicago. Weir's 2012 collaboration with members of The National as part of The Bridge Session helped pave the way for the Grateful Dead tribute. In particular, the well-jammed reading of "Playing in the Band" spotlights some stellar fretwork from Jerry Garcia (lead guitar). Other seminal studio tracks include Weir's reading of the Lowell George ballad "Easy to Slip" and the lengthy "Two Djinn" from the post-Dead RatDog platter Evening Moods (2000). [49][50], In August 2016, during a preview of Weir's new solo album, Blue Mountain, Weir stated that the only instrument he used during the recording of the album was a Martin acoustic guitar.[51]. [29], During the spring of 2018, Weir performed a series of concerts with former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh. To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565 Listen to Only a River, Greatest Story Ever Told and more from Bob Weir. I couldn't think of anything else more worth doing. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Bob Weir Show all songs by Bob Weir Popular Bob Weir albums Blue Mountain. A founding member of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir's musical legacy (separate from its cultural implications) will be of an utterly strange rhythm guitar player and songwriter who grew up in one of the most lasting outside bands of the 1960s. The page contains the lyrics of the song "One More River to Cross" by Bob Weir. Weir's non-Dead career began while he was still very much a member of the band. Bob Weir — One More River to Cross lyrics. The reunion was 20 years nearly to the day since the band's final concert with Jerry Garcia at the same venue in 1995. 2- Looks Like Rain. Pages in category "Songs written by Bob Weir" The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total. Early pictures of The Warlocks in concert show him playing a Gretsch Duo-Jet,[45] and after the Warlocks became the Grateful Dead, Weir briefly played a Rickenbacker 365, a Guild Starfire IV semi-hollowbody (with Garcia playing an identical cherry red Starfire IV, which appear very similar to the Gibson ES-335) as well as a Fender Telecaster before settling on a cherry red 1965 Gibson ES-335 as his primary guitar for the following decade. "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" was billed as the original four members' last performance together. [46] Weir can also be seen playing a sunburst ES-335 in The Grateful Dead Movie, filmed in October 1974. Out of an abundance of caution we are cancelling the remaining Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour dates for the remainder of 2020. [14], In 2012, Weir toured with Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes and singer/songwriter Jackie Greene as the Weir, Robinson, & Greene Acoustic Trio.[15]. The two volumes are respectively categorized as "studio" and "live." Available with an Apple Music subscription. [31][32] They continued touring in the Spring of 2019 with twenty more shows. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Evening Moods - Bob Weir on AllMusic - 2000 - The long-awaited release from former Grateful… Although she and Weir never married, she adopted his last name after moving in with him and was subsequently known as Frankie Weir. In his biography of Jerry Garcia, Blair Jackson notes, "Garcia and Lesh determined that Weir and Pigpen were not pulling their weight musically in the band… Most of the band fights at this time were about Bobby's guitar playing. [33], Weir remained single throughout his years with the Grateful Dead, although he lived for several years (1969–1975) with Frankie Hart. Weir and Garcia spent the night playing music together and then decided to form a band. [44] He is an honorary member of the board of directors of the environmental organization Rainforest Action Network, along with Woody Harrelson, Bonnie Raitt, and John Densmore. While continuing to perform as a member of the Grateful Dead, in 1975 and 1976 Weir played in the Bay Area band Kingfish with friends Matt Kelly and Dave Torbert. Bob Weir Walk in the Sunshine. Bob Weir wrote The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion), Truckin', Jack Straw and Cassidy. Listen to albums and songs from Bob Weir. 1- Only a River. Bob Weir covered Days Between, Touch of Grey, Friend of the Devil, Blue Mountain and other songs. [34][35] Weir made her acquaintance through Mickey Hart, who dated her briefly. A live version of the album's best-known song, "Playing in the Band", had been issued on the Skull & Roses album of the previous year. Weir's first solo album Ace appeared in 1972, with the Grateful Dead performing as the band on the album, though credited individually. 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