Bob Weir began his tour with his new trio Wolf Bros at Reno's Grand Sierra Resort on Tuesday (10/16). He promised to be "exploring the songs of the Grateful Dead and more in a trio setting" on this tour, and he made good on that promise with tons of Dead favorites like "Jack Straw," "Cassidy," "Peggy-O," "Bird Song," "The Music Never Stopped," "China Cat Sunflower," "I Know You Rider," "Touch of Grey," and more. He also did a couple Bob Dylan songs ("She Belongs To Me" and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall"), a song by his band Ratdog, and more. Wolf Bros was set up with Bobby on electric/acoustic guitars and vocals, Don Was on standup bass, and Jay Lane on drums, and the intimate set-up allowed for these classic songs to be presented in a much different light than the Dead's usual fleshed-out, multi-layered style (and much different than Bobby's recent tours with Dead & Co). Check out some videos and the setlist from the Reno show.

Bobby's tour continues at LA's Theatre at Ace Hotel tonight (10/18) and lands in the NYC-area for shows at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on November 9 & 10 (sold out) and Manhattan's Beacon Theatre on November 18 & 19 (a few night 2 tickets available).

Sooner than Bobby's two-night stand at the Cap, Phil Lesh will be at the same venue for a three-night Halloween run. Phil also plays Willie Nelson's Hollywood Bowl show on Sunday (10/21).

Bob Weir & Wolf Bros at Grand Sierra Theatre - 10/16/18 Setlist (via)
Set 1:
Jack Straw
Me and My Uncle (John Phillips cover)
Only a River
She Belongs to Me (Bob Dylan cover)
Ashes and Glass (Ratdog song) (>)
Don't Let Go (Roy Hamilton cover) (> 'Ashes and Glass' reprise)

Set 2:
Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson cover)
Bird Song (Jerry Garcia cover)
The Music Never Stopped
Standing on Shaky Ground (The Temptations cover)
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan cover)
China Cat Sunflower (Grateful Dead song) (>)
I Know You Rider ([traditional] cover)

Touch of Grey (Grateful Dead song)


(h/t JamBase)

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