Lockn’ 2019 in videos: Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Trey, Oteil, Jason Isbell & more
Lockn' 2019 is a wrap, and as usual, it was full of surprises. The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir played all throughout the weekend -- in addition to playing two headlining sets on Sunday with his band Wolf Bros and special guests Susan Tedeschi and Mikaela Davis, Bobby joined his Dead & Co bandmate Oteil Burbridge during the Oteil & Friends set for the Dead's "Weather Report Suite" > "Let It Grow" and "Cassidy" and also sang "Happy Birthday" to Oteil, he joined Twiddle for the Dead's "Eyes of the World" (along with Eric Krasno and John Popper), he joined Old Crow Medicine Show for the Dead's "Mexicali Blues" and "Cumberland Blues" and the traditional "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?," he joined Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians for a traditional that was often performed by the Dead, "Deep Elem Blues," and he literally "sat in" with Dead tribute band Joe Russo's Almost Dead. When JRAD were playing "Eyes of the World," Lockn's rotating stage spun around to reveal Bob Weir lounging on a couch, reading a book. Check out videos of all of Bobby's guest appearances and the Wolf Bros sets, as well as both Wolf Bros setlists, below.
Oteil also did Jerry tunes with the Jerry Garcia Band's Melvin Seals, Allman Brothers tunes with Duane Betts (Dickey's son), and more. His full setlist is below too.
Phish's Trey Anastasio also got around during the festival. In addition to headlining on Friday with Derek Trucks in his band, he made a surprise appearance with Khruangbin on Thursday, and he joined Tedeschi Trucks Band during their headlining set on Saturday for an almost full performance of Derek and the Dominos' Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album. Via JamBase:
During the Layla set, Derek Trucks played his 1957 Gibson Goldtop guitar that is one serial number away from the ’57 Goldtop played by Allman. Anastasio led the band through “Bell Bottom Blues,” a song he played on his 1999 solo tour. The pair of TTB debuts were followed by the band’s setlist staple “Keep On Growing.” The set progressed through “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” and “I Am Yours” which was sung by Mike Mattison.
Mattison shined again on “Anyday” that saw the four guitarists stretching out and trading solos as the song reached a climactic peak. Bramhall was on lead vocal duties on the “Key to the Highway” another of the album’s tunes regularly covered by Tedeschi Trucks Band that again saw Trucks and Anastasio linking up for an extensive stretch. Tedeschi then prompted the start of another TTB standard, “Tell The Truth,” and she was on lead duties for “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?” while Trucks switched to the ’57 Goldtop. The Goldtop stuck around for “Have You Ever Loved a Woman,” but it was Tedeschi’s Gibson that shined brightest on the Freddie King cover, drawing big smiles out of Trey and Derek.
Lockn' also included Jason Isbell, Gary Clark Jr, and more, and you can watch videos of their sets below too...
Bob Weir + Wolf Bros at Lockn' 2019 Setlist (via)
Jack Straw (Grateful Dead song)
Only a River
Peggy-O ([traditional] cover)
Friend of the Devil (Grateful Dead song)
Loser (Jerry Garcia cover)
The Other One (Grateful Dead song)
Throwing Stones (Grateful Dead song)
Set 2 with Susan Tedeschi & Mikaela Davis
Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson cover)
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Bob Dylan cover)
Angel From Montgomery (John Prine cover)
Sugaree (Jerry Garcia cover)
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan cover)
Turn On Your Love Light (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover)
Days Between (Grateful Dead song)
Bird Song (Grateful Dead song)
China Cat Sunflower (Grateful Dead song)
I Know You Rider ([traditional] cover)
Not Fade Away (The Crickets cover)
Ripple (Grateful Dead song)
Oteil & Friends at Lockn' 2019 Setlist (via)
Run for the Roses (Jerry Garcia cover) (with Melvin Seals)
Too Many Times
Cats Under the Stars (Jerry Garcia Band cover) (with Melvin Seals)
Water in the Desert
Weather Report Suite (Grateful Dead cover) (with Bob Weir)
Let It Grow (Grateful Dead cover) (with Bob Weir)
Cassidy (Bob Weir cover) (with Bob Weir)
Dreams (The Allman Brothers Band song) (with Duane Betts)
Jessica (The Allman Brothers Band song) (with Duane Betts)
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) (Marvin Gaye cover)
Piece of My Heart (Erma Franklin cover)