Watch Bob Weir’s Acoustic “Bird Song” On Night Two Of His Campfire Tour

first_imgGrateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir kicked off his brief, country-spanning “Campfire Tour” last Friday, and stopped at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA for a great performance last night. Weir recently released Blue Mountain, his first full batch of solo songwriting in over 30 years. The album itself paints a beautiful picture of cowboy living, but the music truly comes to life witnessing Weir with a guitar in hand.At times Weir would play by himself, at others he would perform with his newly-arranged ensemble that includes Steve Kimock, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf, Jon Shaw and Josh Kaufman. While the show focused on the music of Blue Mountain, there were plenty of treats for Weir’s longtime fans. He even opened the show with a cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” and included “Big River,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Bird Song,” “Cassidy,” “Ship Of Fools,” “Standing On The Moon” and “Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” throughout the performance. The encore saw Weir and his band play “Ki-Yi Bossie” and “Peggy-O,” closing out the night with the emotional two-song pairing.Thanks to YouTube user gridlifeTV, we can watch a handful of videos from the performance, including the great 14-minute version of “Bird Song”. Tune in below and enjoy.GonesvilleBird SongKi-Yi BossieThe full setlist can be seen below. [Photo courtesy of mattbusch28 // Instagram]last_img

Spafford Announces 2019 Tour

first_imgSpafford has announced a 40-date winter tour! The Arizona jammers will traverse North America, hitting major markets, colleges, and ski towns, from January 30th through March 23rd.Following their upcoming New Year’s Eve run in Phoenix (12/30 & 12/31 at The Van Buren), Spafford will re-group in mid-January to perform on Jam Cruise. The winter tour will then kick off in Minneapolis at the Fine Line Music Cafe, with stops at Buffalo, NY’s Buffalo Iron Works; Philadelphia, PA’s Union Transfer; Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club; Atlanta, GA’s Variety Playhouse; Ft. Lauderdale, FL’s Culture Room; and Aspen, CO’s Belly Up; as well as two-night runs at Winter Park, CO’s Ullrs Tavern; Frisco, CO’s 10 Mile Music Hall; and San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads to close the tour.In June, Spafford will join Umphrey’s McGee for the opening night of their annual three-show run at  Red Rocks Amphitheatre.Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for more information.SPAFFORD // WINTER TOUR 2019DECEMBER30 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren31 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van BurenJANUARY15-21 – Miami, FL – Jam Cruise 17 – SOLD OUT30 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe31 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall BallroomFEBRUARY01 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue02 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre05 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom06 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works07 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater08 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer09 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club11 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern12 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre14 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle15 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel16 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre17 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse20 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room22 – Tampa Bay, FL – The Orpheum23 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live24 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall26 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Druid City Music Hall27 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre28 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’sMARCH01 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge02 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck06 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen07 – Winter Park, CO – Ullrs Tavern08 – Winter Park, CO – Ullrs Tavern09 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall10 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall13 – Jackson, WY – Pink Garter Theatre14 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge15 – Seattle, WA – Nectar16 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom17 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall20 – Bend, OR – The Domino Room21 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club Crown Room22 – Chico, CA – Lost On Main23 – San Rafael, CA – Terrapin Crossroads24 – San Rafael, CA – Terrapin CrossroadsJUNE21 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/ Umphrey’s McGee)View All Tour Dateslast_img

Harvard Food for Free Riders seek teammates

first_imgHarvard University is fielding a team of riders to raise money for Food for Free, a Cambridge-based  food rescue program. Harvard is a proud partner, donating more than 50,000 pounds of food to its efforts, annually.Consider joining the Harvard team on Sunday, September 25 riding in support of Food for Free’s work! Contributions are also greatly appreciated! Join the team: (The registration fee covers a portion of the ride set-up costs.)Ride bikes: For a beginner-friendly ride, choose the 10 mile route—most riders can complete this route in ~1.5 hours. For a longer, more challenging ride, sign up for 25 or 50 miles.Fight Hunger: Raise funds that help make fresh, healthy food accessible to everyone! All riders must fundraise a minimum of $250 (to cover expenses of the Ride otherwise charged back to Food for Free), but are asked to set a personal goal of $1,000.Questions or more information? Contact Crista Martin, Harvard University Dining Services, at 617-496-6705 or [email protected] Read Full Storylast_img