Bob Weir and Wolf Bros were back in action on Friday as the trio which explores the vast live catalog of the Grateful Dead and beyond opened a brief run of weekend shows in Florida with a performance at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach.
The two-set performance on Friday was the band’s first since completing their five-night residency at California’s Sweetwater Music Hall earlier this month.
Friday’s show began with a familiar song that opened many Grateful Dead performances over the years in “Jack Straw”, which was followed by “Lay My Lily Down” from Weir’s 2016 Blue Mountain solo album. A pair of traditional covers came next in “Good Morning, School Girl” and “Peggy-O”, before the trio charged forward with “Me and My Uncle” and “West L.A. Fadeaway”. The first set of the night came to close with the uptempo takes on “Bertha” and “Deal”.
Check out the band’s performances of “Peggy-O” and “Me and My Uncle” from Friday’s show in Miami Beach below.
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Peggy-O” – 2/28/20
[Video: Gregory Marcus]
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The trio returned to the stage to start the second half of the show with “Cassidy”, which went unfinished before the music moved into “I Need A Miracle”, Weir’s blues-rock anthem from the Dead’s 1978 Shakedown Street LP. The band then dug deep into the Dead’s songbook for a pair of songs from 1970 in “New Speedway Boogie” and “Truckin'”. The fan-favorite Dead songs continued with “Eyes of the World” before Weir and copany delivered a take on Bob Dylan‘s “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”. The show came to a close with the return to “Cassidy”.
The trio’s run of shows in Florida over the weekend continues on Saturday with a performance at Orlando’s Bob Carr Theater. Head to Weir’s website for tickets and tour info.
Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater | Miami Beach, FL | 2/28/20
Set One: Jack Straw, Lay My Lily Down, Good Morning, School Girl (Traditional cover), Peggy-O (Traditional cover), Me and My Uncle (John Phillips cover), West L.A. Fadeaway, Bertha, Deal
Set Two: Cassidy > I Need A Miracle > New Speedway Boogie > Truckin’ > Eyes of the World > A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan cover) > Cassidy