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Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros celebrate 50 years of “Ace” at Radio City Music Hall with Ron Carter, Brittney Spencer and Tyler Childers

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Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros celebrate 50 years of “Ace” at Radio City Music Hall with Ron Carter, Brittney Spencer and Tyler Childers

Photo by Todd Frederick Michalek via Bobby Weir’s Instagram

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros kicked off their two-night tour at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Weir’s seminal debut album, ace. The evening included guest sit-ins from Tyler Childers, Brittney Spencer and Ron Carter and a bust of “Walk in the Sunshine”, last performed January 24, 2010.

The show opened with a solo acoustic cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece”. Jay Lane, Jeff Chimenti, Barry Sless and Don Was took to the stage and helped Weir on a catchy “Me and My Uncle.” Followed by a moving and profound rendition of “Loser” by Jerry Garcia.

Childers joined the band and applied his phenomenal vocals to the first song of the night to play ace, “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” The band followed up with another track from the LP, “Black-Throated Wind”. Sless’ pedal steel guitar added depth which elicited a deep emotional reaction from the crowd, with Weir’s lyrics “Because you did better with me / than I did with you “, echoing throughout the theater.

Spencer took the stage and helped out, “Walk in the Sunshine” Weir and company followed with “Playing in the Band” before Spencer joined in and offered his rugged, well-greased voice to the breakup epic. , “Looks Like Rain.” The band then broke into a selection of songs, starting with a “One More Saturday Night” montage in “Mexicali Blues” and followed by “Cassidy.”

The second set began with a version of “You Win Again” by Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboy, once again Childers joined the band. Weir then played a song from the 1973 LP, wake of the deluge, “Suite of weather reports”. The latter continued with a funky interpretation of “Shakedown Street”. The ensemble then performed “Dark Star” with Carter, who replaced Was on bass. The tune featured a match of “Wharf Rat” before they burst into “Eyes of the World”.

Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” was covered next, with Spencer assisting on vocals. Then they covered “Eyes of the World” before continuing with the moving song “Days Between”. For the last melody of the second set, the band returned to “Playing in the Band”. After a brief hiatus, Weir & Wolf Bros returned to the stage for a sentimental encore of “Ripple.”

The 50th anniversary celebration continues tonight at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here, and stream the Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros live tonight on Fans.Live.

Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros.

Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY

April 2, 2022

Set I: When I paint my masterpiece!, Me and my uncle, Loser, The greatest story ever told*, Black-throated wind, Walk in the sun^, Play in the band > Looks like the rain^ > Looks like the rain^, One More Saturday Night > Mexican Blues > Cassidy

Series 2: You Win Again*, Weather Report Suite > Shakedown Street^, Dark Star#%, Eyes of the World > What’s Going [email protected] > Eyes of the World^ > Days Between > Playing in the group

Enc. : Ripple

To note:

! Bobby solo

* With Tyler Childer

^ With Britney Spencer

# With Ron Carter

% tease “Wharf Rat”

Cover @ Marvin Gaye