Bob Weir Sits Out, SCI Members & Jackie Greene Sit In At Los Muertos Con Queso
Posted by Dave Melamed on Friday January 27th, 2017
What’s the first thing they tell you when you go to Mexico? Don’t drink the water! Apparently Bob Weir missed that memo last night, as Bill Kreutzmann explained briefly from the stage that the Grateful Dead guitarist was feeling under the weather from food poisoning and would not be performing.
Obviously Weir’s shoes are big ones to fill, and the remaining band members, including Tom Hamilton, Dave Schools, Bill Kreutzmann and Jeff Chimenti, decided to welcome a rotating cast of collaborators in Weir’s stead. Throughout the two set performance, Jackie Greene remained with the band throughout the night, and Kyle Hollingsworth, Jason Hann and Michael Travis of The String Cheese Incident all joined the band for some jamming in the “Eyes of the World > Drums > Morning Dew” segment of the second set.
Despite Weir’s absence, the musicians made the best of the situation with a set full of Grateful Dead classics, including a “Scarlet/Fire” opener and some fun upbeat playing in John Phillips’ “Me & My Uncle” and Johnny Cash’s “Big River.” The second set also featured some grooves on “Bertha,” “Bird Song,” “Loose Lucy” and more, and the band encored with “Big Railroad Blues” to end the night.
Check out the full setlist from last night, below.
Setlist: Los Muertos Band | Los Muertos Con Queso | Riviera Maya, Mexico | 1/26/17
Scarlet Begonias > th
Fire On The Mountain th
Ramble On Rose th
Me & My Uncle jg >
Big River jg
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo th
Bird Song th
Loose Lucy jg
Eyes Of The World* th >
Morning Dew* th ( solo piano intro Jc)
Shakedown Street ( with Adam McDougall ) th
E: Big Railroad Blues th
*Jason Hann percussion , Kyle Hollingsworth , Michael Travis ( String Cheese ) join in
@ Bob Weir skipped show due to illness