Get a closer look at a stunning rendition of “Wake Of The Flood.”
Bob Weir has shared a pro-shot video of a full performance of “Weather Report Suite” with Bob Weir and Wolf Bros and The pack of wolves string and horn section. The performance took place during the Bob Weir & Wolf Bros concert on April 2 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
“Weather Report Suite” is the closing masterpiece of the Grateful Dead’s 1973 album, Awakening from the Flood. The suite consists of three parts beginning with an instrumental “Prelude” followed by “Part I” and finally “Part II (Let It Grow)”.
The April 2 show at Radio City Music Hall was the first of two evenings celebrating the 50th anniversary of Weir’s 1972 debut solo album. ace. Bobby placed the complete “Weather Report Suite” in the second song slot of the second set.
The performance began with a breathtaking rendition of The Wolfpack’s “Prelude” – cellist Alex Kellyviolinist Mads tolltrombonist Adam Theistrumpeter Brian Switzerland and wood specialist Sheldon Brown. Guitarit Bob Weir then conducted the full ensemble, including drummer Jay Lanebass player Don waskeyboardist Jeff Chimenti and pedal steel player Barry Sless through “Part I” before the tempo picked up for “Let It Grow”, which once again boasted a spirited jam featuring members of The Wolf Pack.
Watch the entire Radio City Music Hall “Weather Report Suite” below:
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros plus the return of Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum (first show in 15 years) head to the Frost Amphitheater in Palo Alto, Calif. on Sunday. Go here for live streaming information.