On Sunday, October 1st, at a local event in Marin County, CA, the area’s favorite son Bob Weir, made a surprise appearance to perform a handful of songs to a relatively small yet grateful crowd.
The event, the 20th edition of their annual Mill Valley Community Block Party, was presented by Famous4 and featured a fashion show, beer garden, vendors, kids’ activities and, as is tradition, live musical performances. This year, the festivities were slated to be headlined by Jason Crosby and a talented cast of “Friends” including Jackie Greene, Tim Bluhm, Greg Loiacono, and John Hofer. The event benefitted non-profit organization Kiddo!, Music, Art and After School Programs, which provides after school activities and programs for area youths.
While the billed entertainment was Jason Crosby & Friends, the community event’s surprise appearance from local Marin County hero Bob Weir undoubtedly stole the show. For his brief surprise solo set, the Dead guitarist played four familiar tunes including “Walkin’ Blues,” “Lay My Lily Down,” “West LA Fadeaway,” and “The Other One.”
You can watch full video (in 3 parts) of Bob Weir’s performance at the Mill Valley Block Party below via YouTube user Ronnie’s Awesome List:
Next on the schedule for Bob Weir is Terrapin Crossroads‘ Shelter From the Storm Hurricane Relief Benefit, which will also feature Phil Lesh and Midnight North this Friday, October 6th. For tickets to the event, which will benefit victims of the recent hurricanes to hit the Texas, the Southeast U.S. and its surrounding islands, head here.
For more information on Bob Weir’s upcoming projects, head to his website.
Bob Weir will hit the road with Dead & Company for a Fall Tour beginning on November 12th at Madison Square Garden. For a full list of dates on Dead & Company’s upcoming Fall Tour, or to purchase tickets, head to the band’s website.
[h/t – Jambands.com]