Last night, Chris Robinson and his Green Leaf Rustlers project rounded out a three-night run at Sweetwater Music Hall in Marin County, CA, the Grateful Dead motherland. To mark the occasion, founding Grateful Dead member, local resident, and venue co-owner Bob Weir came out to join in the music, as he’s been known to do at the Mill Valley venue.
Weir joined Robinson, multi-instrumentalist Barry Sless, bassist Pete Sears, drummer John Molo, and guitarist Isaiah Mitchell (usual guitarist Greg Loiacono was unavailable due to tour dates with The Mother Hips) for three songs to start their second set. After a pair of Grateful Dead staples–”They Love Each Other” and “West L.A. Fadeaway”–Weir finished out his guest spot by helping the band through “It’s All Over Now”, the Bobby and Shirley Womack-penned song that became The Rolling Stones‘ first #1 hit and that the Dead covered briefly toward the end of their career.
Now that this brief run with the Rustlers is over, Robinson will turn his attention to As The Crow Flies, a new Black Crowes-facing project featuring Crowes guitarist Audley Freed and bassist Andy Hess, Chris Robinson Brotherhood drummer Tony Leone and keyboardist Adam MacDougall, as well as guitarist Marcus King. Read what King has to say about As The Crow Flies and more here.
You can watch fan-shot video of Bob Weir’s guest appearance with the Green Leaf Rustlers on Thursday evening below:
Green Leaf Rustlers w/ Bob Weir – Sweetwater Music Hall – 3/29/18
Setlist: Green Leaf Rustlers w/ Bob Weir | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 3/29/18
Set One: If You Got To Go Go Now, Honky Tonk Song, Standin’, Portland Woman, Hippie From Olema, Waymore’s Blues, Positively 4th Street, So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star
Set Two: They Love Each Other*, West L.A. Fadeaway*, It’s All Over Now*, Tiffany Queen, Folsom Prison Blues, That’s All Right, Well Come Back Home, Sweet Mental Revenge, I’m A Ramblin’ Man, Ride Me High, Big Mouth Blues
Encore: Whatcha Gonna Do
* – w/ Bob Weir