Bob Weir returned to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday with Wolf Bros in tow for his second of two nights at the Morrison, CO venue. The second performance saw the Grateful Dead guitarist offer more debuts with his side outfit, including the completion of the “Terrapin Station” suite they began the night before.
Weir and the Wolf Bros were once again joined by the Wolf Pack string section alongside Weir’s bandmates, bassist Don Was, drummer Jay Lane, pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz, and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The ensemble was bolstered by woodwind specialist Sheldon Brown, violinist Mads Tolling, trombonist Adam Theis, trumpeter Brian Switzer, and cellist Alex Kelly.
Opening up with an ironic “The Music Never Stopped” at just their second live show after a year on the sidelines, Weir and the Wolf Bros kicked off a first set that would see only one appearance by the Wolf Pack. Instead, Weir and his four bandmates cruised through “Easy Answers” before bringing “The Music Never Stopped” back around one more time. The Jerry Garcia track “Mission In The Rain” came next, followed by “Only A River” off Bob’s 2016 solo album Blue Mountain.
Following “Friend Of The Devil”, Weir once again tempted fate with another rain dance in “Looks Like Rain”, though the evening would remain a dry affair. The Wolf Pack then emerged to join in on “Cassidy” before everyone packed it in for setbreak.
Emerging onto the stage for set two, Weir saddled up for a classic cowboy tune with “Me & My Uncle” before the Wolf Pack reconvened onstage, where it would remain for the rest of the evening. Explorations of time-tested jam vehicles in “Estimated Prophet” and “Eyes Of The World” came next before a hard left turn into Marvin Gaye‘s “What’s Going On” which served as the filling of an “Eyes Of The World” sandwich.
The highlight then came as the Wolf Pack once again bolstered the group’s exploration of Terrapin Station material, offering something that even the Dead didn’t do in concert as the band picked back up with “Terrapin Transit”. It was all aboard for Terrapin Station as Weir, the Wolf Bros, and the Wolf Pack rolled on down the track through “At A Siding” and finally “Terrapin Flyer” to close the suite, with each piece of the movement coming as a debut for Wolf Bros.
As time ticked on, Weir offered a reflective “Days Between” before the eternal pairing of “China Cat Sunflower” and “I Know You Rider” brought the set to a close. Upon returning for the encore, Weir plucked out the iconic opening riff of “Ripple” and lead Red Rocks in a singalong before bidding everyone goodnight.
Scroll down to see a gallery of images from photographer Andrew Rios, as well as previews of the first and second set.
Bob Weir And Wolf Bros – “The Music Never Stopped” > “Easy Answers” – Morrison, CO – 6/9/21
Bob Weir And Wolf Bros – “Me & My Uncle” (John Phillips) – Morrison, CO – 6/9/21
Setlist: Bob Weir And Wolf Bros | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 6/9/21
Set One: The Music Never Stopped > Easy Answers > The Music Never Stopped, Mission In The Rain, Only A River, Friend Of The Devil, Looks Like Rain, Cassidy 
Set Two: Me & My Uncle (John Phillips), Estimated Prophet  > Eyes Of The World  > What’s Goin’ On (Marvin Gaye)  > Eyes Of The World , Terrapin Transit   > At A Siding   > Terrapin Flyer  , Days Between , China Cat Sunflower  > I Know You Rider
Encore: Ripple 
 w/ The Wolf Pack