Bob Weir & the Campfire Band: April 21, 2017 Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL)

April 25, 2017
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If Bob Weir’s set on Saturday of the Wanee Festival had the more emotional coda, I found I enjoyed this Friday set a bit more. First, we got some of the best songs from Bob’s new album, Blue Mountain, which has been hailed as one of his finest in years. Second, there was just something right about the interplay between Bob and the band during this set. If “Lay My Lily Down” from the new record was fresh because, well, it’s new, the classic “China Cat”>”Rider” and “West L.A. Fadeaway” felt like Weir and his band had something to prove, and did. Sure, the Saturday set was longer, and it had the Trey pairing that the Internet cares about, but if you wanted the best of current-day Bob Weir, for my money, this late afternoon set was the pick.

I recorded this set from the same location as the Saturday night recording, more or less, and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Bob Weir & the Campfire Band
April 21, 2017
Wanee Music Festival
Peach Stage
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
Live Oak, FL

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Tracks [Total Time: 1:46:55]

01 Easy to Slip
02 When I Paint My Masterpiece
03 Blue Mountain
04 Lay My Lily Down (Dig a Hole in the Meadow)
05 Me and my Uncle
06 Gonesville
07 Only a River
08 Tennessee Jed
09 West L.A. Fadeaway
10 Cassidy
11 Knockin’ on Heavenís Door
12 China Cat Sunflower >
13 I Know You Rider
14 [encore break]
15 Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad

the Campfire Band:
Steve Kimock – guitar
Bryan Devendorf – Drums
Scott Devendorf – Bass
Aaron Dessner – guitar
Josh Kaufman – guitar
Jon Shaw – keyboards, acoustic guitar

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One Response to Bob Weir & the Campfire Band: April 21, 2017 Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL)

  1. B.Daniels
    January 23, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Hey thanks alot for recording and posting these Bob Weir shows.It’s been awhile since I had an authentic in the flesh GD experience.Dead and Co. is just a little too slow for me and there are other guitar players I’d rather see playing with the core three.Have a good one and thanks again!!!!!

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