Bob Weir & the Campfire Band: April 22, 2017 Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL)

April 23, 2017
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[From the Wanee Festival Facebook Page]

Bob Weir’s closing set at Wanee Festival ended this festival on a note that suited it, combining some crowd-moving Dead songs with more contemplative, comedown fare. If (more than) half the crowd was spent from Trey Anastasio’s ultra-high energy set, Weir brought them back in with a thoughtful acoustic set that began with him solo on “Two Djinn” and “Corinna,” followed by a guest appearance by Anastasio himself. If the more emotional highlights (their duet on Phish’s “Miss You,” a stark “Friend of the Devil”) will be overshadowed by the night’s Internet-ready moment (that’d be the Lady Gaga cover, “A Million Reasons”) that’s OK, too.

Among the electric fare, the second set proved the highlight, with the “Playing In the Band,” “Eyes of the World” and “The Other One” trifecta sealing the deal. But of course, the closing numbers, dedicated to the recently deceased Butch Trucks, were the real highlight, as the crowd carried its positive vibes for Trucks aloft on the mass singalong versions of “Not Fade Away” and then “Ripple.” This set was a bit less about Weir’s latest, quality album, Blue Mountain, than the night before, but we’ll share that night with you as well soon.

If you haven’t been to the Wanee Festival, held in an out of the way state park in a town in north-central Florida called Live Oak, I’d fully recommend it, especially as other festivals in the northeast shut down or turn away from their original missions. The Spirit of Suwanee Music Park is a special space, and for now, those charged with making Wanee what it is are staying true to the park’s spirit.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones in an optimal “FOB” situation, with Johnny Fried Chicken boy sharing the space. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Bob Weir & the Campfire Band
2017-04-22
Wanee Festival
Spirit of Suwanne Music Park
Live Oak, FL USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (FOB, DFC)>KC5>PFA>Zoom 48>24/44.1kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CC>Isotope Ozone 5>Audacity 2.0.3 (amplify, track, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

[Set One – Acoustic]
01 Two Djinn>
02 Corrinna>
03 [banter1 – Trey Intro]
04 Deep Elem Blues*>
05 Friend of the Devil *
06 Bird Song*
07 Miss You*
08 Million Reasons* [Lady Gaga]

[Set One – Electric]
09 Darkest Hour
10 Ghost Towns
11 Cottonwood Lullaby
12 Shakedown Street>
13 Minglewood Blues
14 Jack Straw

[Set Two]
15 Dark Star
16 Playing in the Band>
17 Eyes of the World>
18 The Other One
19 Morning Dew
20 [encore break]

[Encore]
20 Not Fade Away
21 Ripple

* w/ Trey Anastasio

SUPPORT BOB WEIR: Website | Buy Blue Mountain

2 Responses to Bob Weir & the Campfire Band: April 22, 2017 Wanee Festival (Live Oak, FL)

  1. Steve W.
    April 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Outstanding recording. Thank you so much. I could go on an on about the Wanee festival, but the music speaks for itself. People are awesome.

  2. Rick W.
    April 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I am enjoying your recording so very much. I am reading the song lyrics as I listen now. I was there and it was magical. ***WANEEEEEE*** Thank you again.

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