LIVE: Bob Weir @ the Colonial Theatre, 4/29/12

May 4th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg
Bob Weir @ the Colonial Theatre, 4/29/12

Bob Weir

Review by Janet Kwiatkowski
Photograph by William Harriman

At a recent 4/20 showing of the “2nd Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies,” it made no difference to the packed audience that it was a movie and not a live concert. Actually, the July, 1989 Alpine Valley, Wisconsin concert film was brilliant and inspired dancing in the aisles, standing ovations and sing-a-longs. A few people even lit up in the large, family-oriented multiplex. When the last song was abruptly cut short – not sure if the archival footage ran out, or the projectionist just had enough – without missing a beat, the audience just continued on singing the “Mighty Quinn” until the end. With such devotion, not much has changed in over twenty years, and it was a similar scene at the Bob Weir solo acoustic show at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield last Sunday.

These days, Weir is at the center of a hive of activity – from the recent launch of his innovative TRI Studios to the never-ending Furthur tour with Grateful Dead bandmate Phil Lesh, as well as recent collaborations with the National, Bruce Hornsby, Steve Kimock, Chris Robinson and Jackie Greene, just to name a few – but the industrious Weir managed to squeeze in six solo acoustic dates, rescheduled from last summer’s cancelled tour.

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Bob Weir, What Do You Listen to When You Clean the House?

November 14th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg
Bob Weir

Bob Weir performing with Furthur at SPAC last July

“I tend listen to modern classical or jazz from any era. I don’t listen to a whole lot of pop music, but I’m probably going to get back around to that at some point. For the last few years, if I want to listen to music for my own pleasure, I like to go as far away from what I do as I can get.”

Vocalist-guitarist Bob Weir, his old Dead bandmate Phil Lesh and the rest of Furthur will be rolling into the Times Union Center in Albany at 7pm on Tuesday (November 15). Tix are $45 and $55.

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