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Phil Lesh and Bob Weir Are United Again For Impromptu Show

Mill Valley, CA

This message was forwarded to me, and it seems like something y'all would like to know about. The report is from David Gross' newsletter, The Punmaster's MusicWire.

Source: 2001 Punmaster's MusicWire

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir Are United Again For Impromptu Show

For the first since the Furthur Festival from a few years ago, Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh and Bob Weir joined each other on stage with Phil's "Friends" at Mill Valley's Sweetwater on Sunday night (6/10). The friends included Jimmy Herring on guitar, John Molo on drums, and Rob Barraco on keyboards.

This appeared to be a healing experience for both Lesh and Weir as they have been estranged in recent years.

Digging into old favorites like "The Eleven" and "Viola Lee Blues," the capacity crowd danced till 2 AM in 90+ degrees and 100% humidity. Slide guitarist and vocalist Warren Haynes (Allman Bros./Gov't Mule) joined the band after arriving from the airport just in time for their 3rd set.

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will each be touring with their bands this summer and we can expect to have more joint efforts like this one in the process.

-David Gross

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