Tonight’s Ace Radio Show on Dead Set Live Radio Station is A Tribute to Bob Weir & Friends

Dead Set Live Radio Station is set to present a special edition of the Ace Radio Show tonight, celebrating the legacy of Bob Weir and his extraordinary contributions to music. The highlight of the show will be a deep dive into the historic “Benefit for a Sick Friend” concert by Bob Weir & Friends, held on April 28, 1986, at Wolfgang’s in San Francisco. This benefit concert was not only a showcase of Weir’s versatility but also a heartfelt gathering of musical talents for a noble cause.

Just Added is The Benefit Concert: A Night to Remember

On April 28, 1986, Bob Weir, a founding member of the Grateful Dead, assembled a group of talented musicians for a special benefit concert titled “A Benefit for a Sick Friend.” The event was held at Wolfgang’s, a renowned music venue in San Francisco, known for hosting legendary performances. The concert featured a diverse setlist that spanned various genres, showcasing Weir’s eclectic taste and musical prowess.

Setlist and Performances

  1. Easy to Slip (Little Feat cover)
    • The concert kicked off with a soulful rendition of Little Feat’s “Easy to Slip,” setting the tone for the evening with its laid-back yet intricate melodies.
  2. Poison Ivy (The Coasters cover)
    • The energy picked up with a lively performance of “Poison Ivy,” a classic rock and roll hit that had the audience dancing and singing along.
  3. Fever (Eddie Cooley cover)
    • Weir and his friends delivered a smoldering version of “Fever,” highlighting their ability to interpret and breathe new life into timeless standards.
  4. The Race Is On (George Jones cover)
    • The tempo shifted to a more upbeat, country vibe with George Jones’ “The Race Is On,” demonstrating Weir’s versatility across genres.
  5. Misty (Erroll Garner cover)
    • The band slowed things down with a beautiful, jazzy rendition of “Misty,” allowing for a moment of introspection and appreciation of musical craftsmanship.
  6. Twilight Time (The Platters cover)
    • Continuing with the classics, the performance of “Twilight Time” brought a nostalgic feel, evoking memories of doo-wop and early rock.
  7. City Girls (Bobby & The Midnites song)
    • A shift to Weir’s own repertoire with “City Girls” from his Bobby & The Midnites project, showcasing his songwriting talents.
  8. The Winners (Weir & Wasserman song)
    • “The Winners,” co-written with bassist Rob Wasserman, provided a powerful and introspective moment, highlighting lyrical depth and musical synergy.
  9. Heaven Help the Fool
    • The title track from Weir’s 1978 solo album brought a sense of personal reflection and storytelling.
  10. This Time Forever
    • Another introspective track that showcased Weir’s ability to convey deep emotions through his music.
  11. Desolation Row (Bob Dylan cover)
    • A masterful cover of Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row” added a layer of poetic resonance to the evening, with Weir’s unique interpretation shining through.
  12. Festival (Bobby & The Midnites song)
    • The energy ramped up again with “Festival,” a song that captured the spirit of celebration and camaraderie.
  13. Throwing Stones (Grateful Dead song)
    • The concert concluded with “Throwing Stones,” a Grateful Dead favorite, bringing the night full circle with its themes of social commentary and unity.

Tune In Tonight

Tonight’s Ace Radio Show on Dead Set Live Radio Station will not only revisit this historic concert but also delve into the stories behind the songs and the significance of the event. Listeners can expect rare insights, interviews, and a thorough exploration of Bob Weir’s illustrious career and his contributions to music. The show aims to capture the magic of that night at Wolfgang’s and bring it to life for a new generation of fans.

Don’t miss this special broadcast celebrating Bob Weir & Friends’ “Benefit for a Sick Friend.”

Tune in to Dead Set Live Radio Station tonight and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of music that continues to inspire and resonate with audiences worldwide.