On Saturday, September 9th, an impressive crew of musicians converged on the Mountain Theater in Marin County, CA’s Mount Tamalpais State Park for the 2018 edition of Sound Summit: A Benefit For The Mountain. This year, jazz-funk icon Herbie Hancock led an artist roster including Grace Potter, Nikki Lane, and Con Brio. In addition, the event saw Bob Weir reunite with his former RatDog rhythm section (drummer Jay Lane and bassist Robin Sylvester) as Bobby & The Chew Toys.
With Weir serving as the event’s special guest, the Grateful Dead guitarist had some memorable sit-ins. In addition to joining Hancock for a jam on his Head Hunters classic, “Chameleon“, Weir sat in on Grace Potter’s set for a rendition of the Dead’s outlaw ballad, “Friend of the Devil”. With Potter on acoustic and Weir on an electric guitar, the two traded off vocal duties on verses before coming back together on the chorus with some breezy harmonies. Grace Potter ended the collaboration by hollering, “Give it up for your hometown boy, Mr. Bobby Weir!”
You can watch full fan-shot footage of Bob Weir’s sit-in with Grace Potter at Sound Summit 2018 below:
Grace Potter w/ Bob Weir – “Friend Of The Devil”
[Video: Deadheadland Films]
Sound Summit is building a reputation as a breeding ground for incredible collaborations. Last year, Weir sat in with Jim James at the event. Later in the evening, both Weir and James joined in with Phil Lesh & Friends. We can’t wait to see what magic Sound Summit cooks up for next year.
Sound Summit is presented by Roots & Branches Conservancy, a group dedicated to raising funds for natural resource protection and conservation of Mount Tamalpais State Park and the surrounding areas. For more information or to find out how to donate, head to the group’s website.
Bob Weir has a busy fall schedule on the books, including an upcoming Across The Great Divide benefit, the inaugural Sweetwater In The Sun event, and a 22-date tour with Weir’s newest project, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, a trio featuring Jay Lane on drums and Don Was on bass.
You can check out a full list of the upcoming Bob Weir and Wolf Bros dates below. For more information on upcoming dates and tickets, head to Bobby’s website.
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Upcoming Tour Dates
10/16 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/20 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
10/22 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
10/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater
10/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center
10/29 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
11/1 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
11/5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/6 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
11/8 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
11/9 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
11/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
11/12 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/15 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre
11/16 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre
11/18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/19 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
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