BOBBY WEIR & WOLF BROS: LIVE IN COLORADO OUT TODAY
Today, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros’ first ever vinyl collection of recorded material is released on Third Man Records.
Listen/order Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live in Colorado HERE.
Watch/share “My Brother Esau (Live)” from the album HERE.
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado features a collection of songs recorded at the band’s live performances at the historic Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado in June 2021. The shows were the band’s first live audience concerts in over a year due to the pandemic and the recordings capture the excitement of these historic nights. The album was produced by Bobby Weir, Don Was and Jay Lane.
The band—consisting of Weir, Was, Lane and Jeff Chimenti featuring The Wolfpack along with Barry Sless on pedal steel—are hitting the road this spring, kicking off March 9 in Nashville and seeing stops in 13 U.S. cities. Complete list of dates below.
Their highly anticipated shows in Washington DC with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center have been rescheduled for October 5, 6, 8 and 9. HERE.
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros formed in 2018 by Weir along with Don Was and Jay Lane. The band set out performing the expansive catalogue of Grateful Dead, Bobby's solo albums and more and has toured extensively throughout the US.
Bobby Weir, a founding member of the legendary Grateful Dead, who received a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007—is one of rock’s finest and most distinctive rhythm guitarists. Weir has been honored with the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Les Paul Spirit Award, as well as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program. His first solo album in more than ten years, Blue Mountain (2016), was critically praised upon release. Weir currently plays with Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros, originally a trio formed in 2018 alongside Don Was and Jay Lane.
Don Was is a GRAMMY-winning producer and founder of the ’80s funk-rock band Was (Not Was), known for hits such as “Walk The Dinosaur” and “Spy In The House Of Love.” As an in-demand, highly acclaimed producer, Was has been honored with four GRAMMY Awards for his production work in each of the past three decades, including Best Album honors for work with the Rolling Stones and Bonnie Raitt. Production credits include the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Gregg Allman, John Mayer and Neil Young. Albums produced by Was have achieved dozens of multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold certifications and have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide. As one of music’s top bass players, Was has collaborated with countless musicians throughout his storied career, spanning a multitude of genres.
Jay Lane is a longtime Weir collaborator and drummer, who played with Weir’s RatDog for more than 16 years. He was also one of Primus’ first drummers and recently performed with Phil Lesh and Friends as well as Dead & Company.
Acclaimed keyboardist Jeff Chimenti has a long history of working with former members of Grateful Dead having performed with Bob Weir & RatDog, The Dead and Furthur. He has been a member of Dead & Company since the band’s formation in 2015. In 2020, Jeff Chimenti joined the Wolf Bros and the band began featuring The Wolfpack—a string and brass quintet consisting Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown.
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros:
Live In Colorado
1. New Speedway Boogie
2. Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
3. Big River
4. West L.A. Fadeaway
5. My Brother Esau
6. Only A River
7. Looks Like Rain
8. Lost Sailor/Saint of Circumstance
BOBBY WEIR & WOLF BROS
FEATURING THE WOLFPACK
March 9—Ryman Auditorium—Nashville, TN
March 10—Orpheum Theatre—Memphis, TN
March 14—Orpheum Theatre—Wichita, KS
March 15—Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland—Kansas City, MO
March 17—Riverside Theater—Milwaukee, WI
March 18—Chicago Theatre—Chicago, IL
March 19—Brown County Music Center—Nashville, IN
March 21—Palace Theatre—Columbus, OH
March 24—Thomas Wolfe Auditorium—Asheville, NC
March 25—Tivoli Theatre—Chattanooga, TN
March 26—Durham Performing Arts Center—Durham, NC
March 29—Roxian Theatre—Pittsburgh, PA
March 30—Landmark Theatre—Syracuse, NY