Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Welcome Tom Hamilton At The Fillmore Philadelphia [Video/Full Audio]

first_imgBob Weir & The Wolf Bros continued their U.S. fall tour in Philadelphia last night, following a performance in Washington, DC on Monday where the Grateful Dead-inspired trio jammed out with former Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik. The band charged on up to Philadelphia like a headlight on a northbound train for a Tuesday night gig at The Fillmore, where they provided attendees with a 17-song performance complete with a guest appearance by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist Tom Hamilton later on in the show.The first set began with Weir strapping up his electric guitar for a jam-friendly, 10-minute performance of “Cassidy”, the semi-biographical tribute to his late Beatnik friend, Neal Cassady. A selection from Bobby’s Blue Mountain solo album came next with “Gonesville”. The first set continued with a mix of non-Dead covers including renditions of Bob Dylan‘s “When I Paint My Masterpiece”, Willie Dixon‘s “Little Red Rooster”, and Rob Wasserman‘s “Easy Answers”. The band then turned back towards the Dead catalog to close out the first set with a pair of nearly 10-minute jams on “Loose Lucy” and the Weir/Barlow classic “Lost Sailor”, before ending with the latter’s customary first mate, “Saint of Circumstance”.The second set began with the band immediately welcoming Philadelphia native Tom Hamilton to play on a pair of Dead ballads including “Peggy-O” and a nearly 17-minute “Bird Song”. Both songs featured Weir and Hamilton strumming away on their acoustic guitars and trading off verses during the latter tune like the two had been doing it for years. The band then returned to trio mode and picked up the tempo (and electric guitar) for their tour debut of the Phil Lesh-penned “Passenger”.The second half of set two was filled with plenty of funk, with Weir commanding the spotlight on “The Music Never Stopped” before moving into a cover of The Temptations‘ “Shakey Ground”. The set came to an end with the band pulling out Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter ballad “Standing on the Moon” from the Dead’s final studio album, Built To Last, followed by a classic knockout combination of “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider”. The night’s special encore saw the band welcoming Hamilton back out onstage to send the audience home with a lovely rendition of “Ripple”.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will continue their tour tomorrow night, Thursday, November 15th, with their first of two shows at Boston’s Boch Center. From there, the band will set their sights on New York City. You can check out a selection of fan-shot videos and stream full audience audio from Tuesday’s performance below. Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – 11/13/18 – Full Audio[Audio: Jeff Travitz]Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | The Fillmore Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA | 11/13/18Set One: Cassidy, Gonesville, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Little Red Rooser, Easy Answers, Loose Lucy, Lost Sailor, Saint of CircumstanceSet Two: Peggy-O*, Bird Song*, Passenger**, The Music Never Stopped > Shakey Ground, Standing On The Moon, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You RiderEncore: Ripple*Notes: *with Tom Hamilton**Tour Debut[H/T JamBase]last_img read more