On Friday, San Diego-based dub rockers Slightly Stoopid offered up a special “Acoustic Roots Set” at Redondo Beach, CA’s inaugural BeachLife Festival.
Toward’s the end of Slightly Stoopid’s set, the band invited up guitarist Bob Weir to lend an extra hand on a cover of the Grateful Dead‘s “Franklin’s Tower” and Tom Petty‘s “You Don’t Know How It Feels”. The unexpected collaboration doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as Bob Weir and Slightly Stoopid have collaborated in the past. In April 2016, Weir hosted a simulcast event at his TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA, with music performed by Slightly Stoopid. Among the many highlights from the live webcast was a reggae-influenced cover of Prince‘s “Purple Rain,” with Weir joining the band on guitar, as well as saxophonist Karl Denson joining the mix for a funky rendition of “Franklin’s Tower”.
BeachLife also saw performances by Weir’s Wolf Bros, Willie Nelson and Family, As The Crow Flies, Blues Traveler, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel, Jason Mraz, Steel Pulse, and many more.
Watch video of Bob Weir joining Slightly Stoopid at BeachLife Festival below:
Slightly Stoopid w/ Bob Weir – “Franklin’s Tower” / “You Don’t Know How It Feels”
Last week, Slightly Stoopid announced their return to Rivera Maya, MX’s Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya for their sixth annual Closer To The Sun destination event, set for December 5th-9th, 2019.
Closer To The Sun’s 2019 lineup is highlighted by three nights of music from Slightly Stoopid, in addition to scheduled performances from Dirty Heads, Stick Figure, SOJA, Stephen Marley, Toots & The Maytals, Tribal Seeds, Don Carlos with The Soul Syndicate Band, Fortunate Youth, Chali 2na, and Cut Chemist.
For more information and a detailed list of ticketing package options, head to Close To The Sun’s website.