Sunday, March 27, 2022

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Spring Tour in Full Swing

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros winded though the Southeast with a dip into the Midwest this past week with stops in Nashville, Columbus, Asheville, Chattanooga, and Durham. Accompanied by a string a brass quintet, the band has expanded its musical scope with hat-tricks of sound that take most for a smooth ride with curves and hills.

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

In Asheville, on a warm, March 24, evening, the city relented and let kids set up Shakedown for a good few hours before the show. Most made it in for the opener where Bobby performed solo acoustic with Dark Star and Bird Song. The Dark Star opener was a completion of the opener from Columbus a few nights earlier.

Jay Lane, Don Was, Jeff Chimenti, and Barry Sless joined Bob Weir along with quintet members Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown for a El Paso > Mexicali Blues that was snappy as tight mariachi brass band, with a pronounced pedal steel mastery by Barry Sless leaving it not hard to imagine there were swinging saloon doors at the entrance to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

First set continued with Bob Weir original, Black-Throated Wind, with Casey Jones then lifting the show back before set break leaving many with energetic anticipation for what the second set had in store.

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
This Tuesday, March 29, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros make their way to the Northeast with shows at the Roxian Theatre in McKees Rocks, PA, the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY, and then two shows at Radio City Music Hall on April 2-3 and ending with a May 1 show at the Frost Amphitheater in Palo Alto.

In October, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack are performing a 4-night run at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC with the Saturday night October 8 performance already sold out. Tickets available for The Kennedy Center shows are available directly from the venue via Bob Weir's website: https://bobweir.net

Second set started off with Me and Bobby McGee, into Iko Iko, New Speedway Boogie, Eternity, The Other One, China Cat Sunflower, I Know Your Rider, and Morning Dew encoring with Bob Dylan's It's All Over Now, Baby Blue. The band has been offering couch tour options via Nugs.net including free live streams of the Chattanoonga and Durham performances: https://www.nugs.net/bobby-weir-and-wolf-bros-concerts-live-downloads-in-mp3-flac-or-online-music-streaming-1/. Enjoy more photos from 3-24-2022 Bob Weir & Wolf Bros show at the Thomas Wolf Auditorium at Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville:

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros On-camera Multiple Exposure

Barry Sless with Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Barry Sless with Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros On-camera Multiple Exposure
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros On-camera Multiple Exposure

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Harrah's Cherokee Center
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Shakedown Street Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Shakedown Street Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros On-camera Multiple Exposure
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros On-camera Multiple Exposure

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Grilled Cheese on the Lot
Grilled Cheese on the Lot

Concert Soundboard Mixer Front of House
Concert Soundboard Mixer Front of House

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at Harrah’s Cherokee Center - Asheville
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at Harrah’s Cherokee Center - Asheville

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
 Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros On-camera Multiple Exposure
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros On-camera Multiple Exposure

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
 Bob Weir & Wolf Bros

Staying fit while on tour, Bob Weir has disciplined workouts, that seem far from routine in that he is seemingly mixing up exercises from the usual elastic bands, medicine ball tossing in hotel gyms and backyards, to swinging on bars in playgrounds and swinging a steel mace and other interesting gymnasium equipment including whatever this thing is called: https://www.facebook.com/BobbyWeir/videos/484397862444089

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