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Full Show Audio | Bob Weir Welcomes George Porter Jr. In New Orleans 4/18/17

 

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It's hard to top Bob Weir when it comes to inspring the next few generations of jammers, but Meters bassist George Porter Jr. likely gives him a good challenge.

That's why it was so satisifying to hear when Bobby hooked up with GPJ in his hometown of New Orleans on Tuesday night.  Meters meets Dead is not a mix in the NOLA tradition.

Here's the complete audio shared via YouTube by nognuisagoodgnu.  The sit in starts at around 1:39:00 on "Sugaree" with Porter lead vocals (he often covers in sets with his band Runnin' Pardners) and "Bird Song" (a staple of the one time Porter / Kreutzmann band 7 Walkers).  The bassist is a semi-frequent collaborator with Weir's Campfire Band guitarist Steve Kimock, so there's plenty of chemistry in these jams.

Full Setlist:

Bob Weir & Campfire Band April 18, 2017
Saenger Theatre - New Orleans, LA

Set 1:
Walkin' Blues
Music Never Stopped ~
Shaky Ground ~
Music Never Stopped
Blue Mountain
Cottonwood Lullaby
Ghost Towns
Darkest Hour
Gallop on the Run
Jack-A-Roe
Only a River
Lay My Lily Down

Set 2:
Me & Bobby McGee
Friend of the Devil
Truckin'
Passenger
Sugaree**
Bird Song**
China Cat Sunflower ~
I Know You Rider

E:
Peggy-O

Lineup:
Jon Shaw
Bob Weir
Steve Kimock
Josh Kaufman
Bryan Devendorf
Scott Devendorf
** with George Porter Jr.

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