Bob Weir and Wolf Bros continued their brief run of west coast fall dates on Saturday with a performance at the Oxbow RiverStage in Napa, CA. The trio filled the lovely California air of “Wine Country” with a mix of originals and covers throughout the evening, including their take on The Beatles‘ psych-rock classic.
The Saturday night performance at the outdoor venue began with Grateful Dead live staple “Jack Straw” followed by “Ashes & Glass”, an original from Weir and Jay Lane‘s days in Ratdog. The song continued right into a cover of Roy Hamilton‘s “Don’t Let Go” before returning back to “Ashes & Glass”. The covers continued with the band’s takes on Johnny Cash‘s “Big River” and Bob Dylan‘s “Queen Jane Approximately” before returning to the Dead catalog with “West L.A. Fadeaway”, “Weather Report Suite”, and “Let It Grow” to close the first set.
The trio returned to open the second half of the show more covers staring with their take on Kris Kristofferson‘s Me & Bobby McGee followed by Sugar Boy and His Cane Cutters‘ “Iko Iko”. After returning to the Dead songbook for “He’s Gone”, Weir and company turned their sights on John Lennon‘s psychedelic masterpiece with a cover of The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows”. The music kept rolling as the band charged right into “Estimated Prophet”, “The Other One”, and “Days Between” before wrapping the set with “Casey Jones”. Weir and the Wolf Bros returned to an appropriate one-song encore performance of “One More Saturday Night”.
Watch a fan-shot video of the second set from Saturday’s show below.
Bob Weir And Wolf Bros [Full Second Set] – Oxbow RiverStage – 9/21/2019
[Video: Deadheadland Films]
The band’s September tour will come to an end with their appearance at the Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival in Felton, CA on Sunday.
Setlist: Bob Weir And Wolf Bros | Oxbow RiverStage | Napa, CA | 9/21/2019
Set One: Jack Straw, Ashes & Glass > Don’t Let Go > Ashes & Glass, Big River (Johnny Cash), Queen Jane Approximately (Bob Dylan cover), West L.A. Fadeaway Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow
Set Two: Me & Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson cover), Iko Iko (Sugar Boy and His Cane Cutters cover), He’s Gone > Tomorrow Never Knows (The Beatles cover) > Estimated Prophet > The Other One > Days Between > Casey Jones
Encore: One More Saturday Night