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Bob Weir

The new sound (and business) of music

Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir may be showing more than a touch of gray these days, but he hasn't lost his enthusiasm for playing and promoting music -- and he sees live performances streamed on the Internet as a way young musicians can build their fan base. Weir recently ...

Jerry Garcia's musical enhancement of life

I contemplated going up to Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, where Jerry's long time friend and band mate, Bob Weir, was scheduled to play a concert with his band Ratdog. I knew that I would need to immediately point the car in that direction, in hope of making a timely ticket purchase for ...

Bob Weir Books Ratdog Tour for Early 2014

Bob Weir performs in San Rafael, California. Bob Weir will hit the road with Ratdog early next year for a month-long tour that could coincide with the release of a six-disc live recording of shows he and Rob Wasserman performed with the Jerry Garcia Band in 1989. Weir's ...

Primus Reuniting With Drummer Tim Alexander

But he has a relationship with Bob Weir that is very tight, and of course, they started RatDog together many years ago, and RatDog's getting back together this next year. It was conflicting with some stuff that we were doing, and so he opted to go with Bob and RatDog over the ...

Primus Bring The Psychedelia At 3D Tour Opener

Plus, having former drummer Jay Lane back in the fold empowers them to stretch more — Lane was a member of an early incarnation of Primus in the late ’80s, but in the ’90s and 2000′s he played with The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir in the band Ratdog. The result is that Primus is combination ...

Jerry Garcia Band Get Funky, Proclaim 'They Love Each Other'

Three years later, with his fruitful side project the Jerry Garcia Band in peak form, the Grateful Dead guitarist arrived in Hartford, CT for a twelve-show run that featured Rob Wasserman and Bob Weir as the opening act (the two would later go on to form Ratdog in 1995). Yesterday, Round ...

From Good Homes returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, Nov. 21

The band performed more than 1,500 shows across North America, including tours with Dave Matthews Band, Ratdog featuring Bob Weir and shows with Bob Dylan, Guster, Widespread Panic, Hootie & The Blowfish, Blues Traveler and many more. After disbanding in 1999, band members went on to ...

Bob Weir, Jackie Greene solo tour stops in Monterey

The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir plays a solo show Sunday night at the Golden State Theatre in Monterey. The last time Bob Weir played in Monterey, he played to almost 20,000 people in two shows at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. Of course, he won't get nearly that crowd Sunday night ...

Bob Weir of Furthur band cancels tour date after collapsing onstage

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- The Grateful Dead offshoot Furthur canceled a tour date after singer-songwriter-guitarist Bob Weir was unable to finish a concert in suburban New York City. The Grateful Dead founding member "is unable to perform for the next several weeks," ...

Bob Weir's studio features new and old (photos)

Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir ’s Tamalpais Research Institute, a state-of-the-art sound stage capable of streaming ultra-high-definition sound and video to the Internet, is filled with reminders of glorious days past as well as cutting edge technology. On the historic side...

Robert Randolph At The Cap Postponed Until Nov. 23

... Island-based quartet have built an impressive DIY buzz, scoring opening gigs for O.A.R, MOE, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, 311, Tea Leaf Green, as well as earning slots at top festivals like Gathering of the Vibes (alongside Buddy Guy and Bob Weir and Ratdog) and being featured on Fuse TV...

Home town heroes From Good Homes will reunite at the Newton Theatre

The band performed more than 1,500 shows across North America, including tours with Dave Matthews Band, Ratdog featuring Bob Weir and shows with Bob Dylan, Guster, Widespread Panic, Hootie & The Blowfish, Blues Traveler and many more. “Open Up The Sky”, From Good Homes’ major label debut ...

Crossroads in Garwood presents Hurricane Sandy benefit on Dec. 7

Guitarist Mark Karan, formerly of Grateful Dead alumni project “The Other Ones” and Bob Weir's “Ratdog,” will headline with his band. Composer/bassist Joe Gallant, whose 18-piece Illuminati Orchestra performs jazz arrangements of Grateful Dead music, will present his small-band project...

Jambands.com Need We Say More? > Features > Bob Weir Ramps up RatDog

Bob Weir has had quite an eventful 12 months. After an infamous onstage fumble last spring and the surprising news that his primary project Furthur would take a hiatus for most of 2014, the Grateful Dead guitarist managed to overcome his various speed bumps and gear up for one of the ...

Bob Weir – Live at Tower Theatre, Upper Darby (2012)

A founding member of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir ‘s musical legacy (separate from its cultural implications) will be of an utterly strange rhythm guitar player and songwriter who grew up in one of the most lasting outside bands of the 1960s. Playing with the Dead until their dissolution ...

Jambands.com Need We Say More? > News > Bob Weir & RatDog Add Summer Shows

Bob Weir & RatDog have added to sows out west for this July. The band will perform at the Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms in LasVegas on Saturday, July 5 before hitting the Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 10. More dates are expected in the near future. As ...

Michael's Blog (a "BFJS" production): Live Downloads Volume 93: Bob Weir & Ratdog (Burlington Februa...

Live Downloads Volume 93: Bob Weir & Ratdog (Burlington February 28, 2014) "Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I have seen my share of concerts. Rarely have I ever said I "need" to see this show: that word is beyond overused and seeing concerts is not essential for my survival. ...

Bob Weir And RatDog Don't Let Go At 900th Show on JamBase

On April 22, 1995 Bob Weir debuted a new project called RatDog at Historic Fort Scott in San Francisco. Nearly 20 years later the band played their 900th show under the moniker last night at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. Both Weir and drummer Jay Lane have performed at ...

John Kadlecik Guests With Bob Weir And RatDog In D.C. on JamBase

John Kadlecik Guests With Bob Weir And RatDog In D.C. After starting their first tour since 2009 with a guest-less show in Philly, Bob Weir & RatDog have invited out a guest at each of the three performances since. That trend continued last night at the Lincoln Theater in Washington...

Opening Night Bob Weir And RatDog Kick Off Tour In Philly on JamBase

Here's something we haven't been able to say in more than four years - Bob Weir & RatDog are currently on tour. With Furthur on hiatus, Weir has turned his attention back to RatDog. Last night, the current version of the band kicked off a 23-show tour at the Tower Theater in ...

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