Grateful Dead/Dead & Company guitarist Bob Weir played a solo acoustic set at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California on Wednesday. The co-owner of the venue’s performance was part of a private event held at Sweetwater.
Weir utilized a 1936 Martin guitar he obtained after finding a listing in the classified section of a local paper for most his set. Bobby’s performance included such solo stapes as “Walking Blues,” “Loose Lucy” and “Peggy-O,” but he also fit-in renditions of “Blue Mountain” and “Only A River” from his 2016 album of cowboy songs.
The guitarist also trotted out his first known solo acoustic versions of two particular covers. First up was “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga, a song he first played with Trey Anastasio at the Wanee Festival this past April. Bobby then performed an unplugged rendition of “The Maker” by Daniel Lanois. While “The Maker” was a Jerry Band favorite in Garcia’s final years, Weir hadn’t performed the song until a Dave Matthews Band sit-in just over a year ago in Berkeley. Bob dusted off “The Maker” twice this past weekend for performances with Jim James including one at Sweetwater.
Watch video of Bob’s set thanks to Paul Winston:
Tracklist: Walking Blues, Loose Lucy, Blue Mountain, Only A River, Peggy-O, Million Reasons, The Maker