One More Saturday Night, we of the Grateful ‘Ohana of Kaua’i, along with friends from around the world were still swimming in the bliss of NYE’s gargantuan show, and suddenly we find ourselves somewhere on a back porch in January, singing and playing our hearts out with two of my favorite musicians: the legendary Bobby Weir and the revered Taj Mahal.
The historic New Year’s Eve event on the glorious North Shore of Kauai was a dream come true for us all. After a last-minute venue change, the event of a lifetime for hundreds of grateful people was hosted at the beautiful Prince Course.
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Guitarist Bob Weir led his bandmates, drummer Jay Lane and bassist Don Was through an opening set full of Grateful Dead favorites. The second set started with the legendary John Oates, one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, and Buddy Miller on the tour’s first cover of Mississippi John Hurt’s “My Creole Belle.” Oates stuck around, joining in on The Grateful Dead’s “Friend Of The Devil.”
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros featuring Bob Weir, Don Was and Jay Lane, who have been on tour performing songs of Grateful Dead and more made a stop in Portland, Oregon on October 22. The tour, which kicked off October 16 in Reno, Nevada, will run through November 18, hitting major markets across the US including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville, Denver, and Washington D.C.
This year's Dave's Picks series comes to a close just as the band's getting back together again in '76. By the time the Grateful Dead hit New Jersey’s Capitol Theatre - for the very first time - on 6/17/76, they were buzzing from their reunion, armed with new and revived material, the Rhythm Devils reformed with the mischievous Mickey Hart once again behind the kit. They'd skived off the unwieldy Wall of Sound and scaled back the venues from cavernous arenas to intimate theatres. Quite the treat!