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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Josh Ritter duet with Bob Weir, hear the first song from Margo Price’s new album

Source: The Key (WXPN)

XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Josh Ritter duet with Bob Weir, hear the first song from Margo Price’s new album

Josh Ritter | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman | http://jeremy-zim.com/

“The song (with Josh Ritter & Bob Weir) pitches its tent midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s own folk-rock classic American Beauty. Appropriately, Weir lends his warm, weathered voice to two verses. Behind him, a swirl of guitars, organ and brass turns the song into some sort of Americana hymn.” – Rolling Stone

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter is getting set to release a new album which features a duet with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir.

The song, written by Ritter, is ...

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Lockn’ begins, streaming live (including Phil & Bob’s ‘Terrapin Station’ set)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s free to watch the stream, but they’re also taking donations and proceeds go to the Charlottesville Community Fund.

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Dead & Co played Wrigley Field & Citi Field (pics, videos, setlists)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The New York show had the Empire State Building synced up with the encore of “Touch of Grey,” the debut of Jerry’s “Comes A Time,” and Bob Weir officiated a wedding backstage. Night 2 in Chicago ended in fireworks.

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Photo Recap: A Deadhead Revival for Dead And Company at BB&T Pavilion

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Photo Recap: A Deadhead Revival for Dead And Company at BB&T Pavilion

Dead & Company | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN | sydneyschaeferphotos.com

Grateful Dead fans, otherwise known as Deadheads, and John Mayer fans alike, gathered from all over the tristate area last night as Dead & Company headlined a completely sold out show at Camden’s BB&T Pavilion. The entire venue was a sea of tie dye and covered in a haze of smoke as the crowd was taken back to the psychedelic time of the 1970s – when the Grateful Dead (the Dead) were in their prime.

Dead & Company did everything last night just as they did back then – in ...

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Bob Weir joining Phil Lesh for ‘Terrapin Station’ at Lockn’ + daily lineups out now

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The day-by-day schedule is out for Lockn’, which also includes John Fogerty, Jim James, Sinkane, Hiss Golden Messenger, Margo Price, Antibalas, and more.

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Eight-String Guitarist Charlie Hunter Brings His Irrepressibly Fun Band to the Rockwood

Source: New York Music Daily

Guitarists who don’t waste notes are a rare breed. They’re even rarer in the world of jambands and summer tours, which is where Charlie Hunter made his mark. As you would expect from a guy who tacked on a couple of extra strings to bolster the low end of his six-string model, groove is his thing. In doing so, he invented his own style of music, equal parts jazz, reggae, funk and vintage soul. And he can be hilarious. His latest excellent, characteristically eclectic album Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched is streaming at Spotify. Hunter and his ...

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Bob Weir played 3 NYC-area shows and ‘Colbert,’ joined by Aaron Dessner & more (pics from the Cap)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The NYC-area shows had three members of The National (including Aaron Dessner, who had to sit out the other tour dates), Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, Dawn Landes’ band The Bandanda Splits, Sam Cohen, and more.

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Kings of Leon and Bob Weir perform new tunes, listen to David Bowie’s final songs

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XPN MusicNotes:  Watch Kings of Leon and Bob Weir perform new tunes, listen to David Bowie’s final songs

Kings Of Leon | Firefly 2016 | Photo by John Vettese

Late night television was filled this week with live performances from XPN artists like Kings of Leon and Bob Weir. Both have new albums out. Watch ’em play on Fallon and Colbert.

As they prepare to have Walls be their first album ever make it into the Billboard Top 200, Kings of Leon busted out the first single “Waste A Moment.” Watch the performance below.

Bob Weir just released his new album in September called Blue Mountain, his first solo LP in 10 years. He was joined onstage ...

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Last night Bob Weir rocked the Tower and officiated a wedding

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Congrats Geoff & Sayeeda Last night Bob Weir rocked the Tower and officiated a wedding#bobbydidit #birks @geoffgordon4

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What started out as a 50th birthday celebration hang for Philly Live Nation head honcho Geoff Gordon ended up much bigger.

Last night the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir was in town to play a show at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, the place where Gordon was planing to have post-show gathering for his big 5-0. There was a party to celebrate, however something greater happened: Gordon surprised all in attendance and got married to his girlfriend – now wife – ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Christian Scott at South, Caroline Smith at Johnny Brenda’s, Bob Weir at Tower Theater and more…

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Christian Scott at South, Caroline Smith at Johnny Brenda’s, Bob Weir at Tower Theater and more…

Christian Scott | photo via Facebook

A highlight from this month’s Philly Jazz Guide, trumpeter Christian Scott brings his modern take on jazz compositions to South tonight. The New Orleans native released his Stretch Music LP last year, an album that was accompanied by an app that provides an interactive aspect to the listening experience for fans. Check out a behind-the-scenes video of Stretch Music below and pick up tickets for the concert here.

Minneapolis artist Caroline Smith headlines Johnny Brenda’s tonight. The R&B / pop artist found her stride after shifting from her indie folk roots in 2013, ...

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Matt Berninger joined Bob Weir in LA (but Aaron Dessner had to drop off the tour)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Steve Kimock, who’s been in a number of Dead-related bands including Bob Weir’s Kingfish and RatDog, and Jon Shaw are on the tour in Aaron Dessner’s place. Check out setlists from the tour so far, plus videos of Matt Berninger joining in LA for four Grateful Dead songs.

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It’s National Voter Registration Day ++ musicians, comedians & more weigh in on Trump-Clinton debate

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It was the most-tweeted debate ever, we’ve collected some of the best zingers.

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Bob Weir streaming new LP ft. National mems, joined Wilco and Sammy Hagar live (videos); Hot Tuna touring

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir is up to a lot, and so are his old pals Hot Tuna.

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Only A River” by Bob Weir

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Only A River” by Bob Weir

Bob Weir | via Rolling Stone

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir is releasing a new solo album, Blue Mountain, recorded with Aaron & Bryce Dessner, and Scott Devendorf of The National, and producer Josh Kaufman. While he’s released albums with his band Ratdog, several live recordings of performances with Kingfish and Rob Wasserman, and a collection of live/studio compilation in 2004, Weir Here, Blue Mountain is his first collection of new studio recordings in almost 40 years, when he released Heaven Help The Fool.

On his website, Blue Mountain is called “a deeply personal collection of music ...

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New Music Show Preview with Bob Weir, Butch Walker and more!

Source: The Key (WXPN)

New Music Show Preview with Bob Weir, Butch Walker and more!

Butch Walker | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

Wow … talk about a busy week for new music. As I write this we just got a new song from Gary Clark Jr, and yes I’ll play it tonight!  We’ll also have a listen to a bunch of albums coming this fall from Dawes, Bon Iver, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Mike Doughty and more.  And here’s a little sample of what else we’ve got lined up for you tonight on our New Music Show …

 “Only A River” by BOB WEIR

It’s been a long time, decades in fact, since we’ve ...

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Bob Weir shares “Only A River” (ft. mems of The National)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir recently announced that he’d release his first solo album in over a decade, Blue Mountain, which he recorded with past collaborators and big Deadheads Aaron & Bryce Dessner and Scott Devendorf of The National

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Bob Weir touring, releasing LP with members of The National & Friends

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

While Bob Weir has been busy with Dead and Company lately, the Grateful Dead member has just announced a new album and tour that may be more interesting to indie rock fans (and people who don’t like John Mayer)…

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XPN MusicNotes: Paul McCartney jams with Bob Weir, Belly plays live for the first time in 20 years, Radiohead needs video help

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XPN MusicNotes: Paul McCartney jams with Bob Weir, Belly plays live for the first time in 20 years, Radiohead needs video help

photo by Michael Christopher | via Vanyaland.com

Paul McCartney performed live with The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir last night in Boston. 

McCartney was performing at Fenway Park when he was joined by Bob Weir for “Hi Hi Hi” and “Helter Skelter” during the encore. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski also made his way on stage. Watch below.

#PaulMcCartney with #BobWeir & #ThePatriots’ #RobGronkowski at #FenwayPark! (repost @madisonmaushart)

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Tanya Donelly and Belly performed together for first time in 20 years over the weekend. The ...

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Dead & Company played 2 nights at at Citi Field (pics, setlists, videos)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Like at Bonnaroo, former Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux joined the band at both shows, and the setlists were filled with favorites.

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Dead & Co. on tour now, played Bonnaroo with Donna Godchaux, playing NYC this weekend (setlists, videos)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Dead & Company — the Grateful Dead offshoot with surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir joined by John Mayer and a few others — began their tour in Charlotte earlier this month before hitting Bonnaroo and a few other cities. They didn’t repeat one song at the first four nights of the tour, but that changed last night at Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion…

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Watch Dead & Company’s massive set from Bonnaroo

Source: The Key (WXPN)


Dead & Company played Bonnaroo this past weekend. The latest Grateful Dead related project features Grateful Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, singer and guitarist Bob Weir, and John Mayer, along with bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.

Joining Dead & Company for many of the songs was Donna Jean Godchaux, who was a member of the Grateful Dead in the 70s, along with her husband, keyboardist Keith Godhcaux (who passed ...

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Five Notable Hours of the Week (aka the new Grateful Dead tribute album)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This is a slower release week, and there’s one highly-anticipated release that’s five and a half hours long. In lieu of that, today “Five Notable Releases” becomes “Five Notable Hours.”

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Five Notable Hours of the Week (aka the new Grateful Dead tribute album)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This is a slower release week, and there’s one highly-anticipated release that’s five and a half hours long. In lieu of that, today “Five Notable Releases” becomes “Five Notable Hours.”

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Dead & Company Wows Philly With Much Joy

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Brian Hineline

As the doors to the Wells Fargo Center were basically pried open at 7pm, fans hooted and hollered as they rushed in to the arena for Dead and Company‘s fourth stop on their tour. The show took off immediately at 7:30, prompting fans loitering in the lobby to rush even faster to their seats.

The elaborate, large skull mounted above the stage lit up in many different colors and created a fun-loving ambiance. Immediately, John Mayer‘s smooth vocals on “Here Comes Sunshine” in harmony with Bob Weir‘s voice was heavenly. ...

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