Did that color how the songs were written, the dual vocals? 5 days ago It seems that Bob Weir is offering Deadheads a "Save The Date" for Dec. 31, 2020. At first, it wasn’t about rock & roll and marathon acid jams. Yes. 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It wasn’t rock & roll time yet, but a time still of passionate, raw, real-time music. He studied at Menlo Atherton High School. Jerry usually worked with the lyricist Robert Hunter, while Bobby worked mostly with John Barlow. There are times when you’re just too damn busy, on the road for instance, too damn busy to write. I’m not sure where I thought they came from.”. With any kind of writing, you get hot and you get cold. I’m laughing chagrined, because I’m not entirely sure he liked where I took it. Throughout the early years of the 21st century, Weir continued to develop as a bandleader and functioned as an elder statesman for new generations of jam bands. At 13, entirely in the sway of the Kingston Trio, the Limelighters and Peter, Paul & Mary, he picked up a guitar and never put it down. Either one of us could catch the high part and the other guy could catch the melody. Back then we’d pretty much rehearse daily. It might have been when we did “Truckin’.” “Truckin’” was one we worked together. _g1.setAttribute('src', _g1.getAttribute('data-src') ); So it was kind of a co-writing situation in that regard. As Garcia's dependence on drugs increased, Weir found himself increasingly in the position of de facto bandleader. That song, like many of your classics, has a strong lyric as well as a great tune. It’s there, when Bobby first discovered songwriting, that our discussion began. Because you injected it with personal truth, you connected with it more strongly? Through a revolving lineup, the band -- like the Dead -- toured incessantly, working their way through clubs and theaters, building both a repertoire of new Weir compositions and reworked Dead songs as well as an original sound. In the autumn of that year, Weir released Blue Mountain, his first solo album in 40 years. If you use a flat 7th or a suspended 4th or a suspended 2nd, where you place those leading tones affects the verisimilitude and coloration of the melody. He was labeled a troublemaker and shipped off to boarding school, where he met future songwriting partner John Perry Barlow. The gig, which he’ll play at his Bay Area TRI Studios, will be broadcast on the Fans platform at 10 p.m. EST on December 31st and will be followed by a 10 p.m. PST broadcast. So we would create a back-and-forth in that regard, so each of us had ample time to sing the melody, and also take a break and sing the bird-call. If my memory serves me correctly, and it may not here, I think he was with us when we were working that one up. , Bob Matthews, Jim Furman, Rosie (10), Wizard (15) Rhythm Guitar, Vocals – Bob Weir Songwriter – Robert Hunter Vocals – Donna Godchaux Notes Recorded live in Europe by Alembic Sound. ’ t think ever made it on record his group Wolf Bros during a New Year ’ s third... 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