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Albums Of The Week: Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros | Live in Colorado Vol. 2

More mellow gold from the Grateful Dead (& Co.) guitarist and his all-star combo.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros — consisting of Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti — are set to release their second batch of live recorded material this year. Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado Vol 2 is a followup to the first volume of the critically acclaimed live performance collection.

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado Vol 2 features more songs recorded at the band’s live performances at the historic Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre in Colorado and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail on June 8, 9, 11, 12, 2020. The set lists included classic Grateful Dead hits like Ripple and Brokedown Palace, along with covers of Merle Haggard and Marvin Gaye. These shows were the group’s first live audience concerts in over a year and featured Greg Leisz on pedal steel, along with The Wolfpack: Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown. “Been too long,” Weir said of the performances, “but I can’t think of a better place to pick it back up … ”

Weir explains “I’ve been workin’ in my spare time on expanding the sonic coloration of the songs I do. The Wolfpack is basically a step toward full orchestration — and further, I gotta say, these guys are game. We worked on the arrangements a bit but eventually we needed to trot it all out and play it for folks – and right at that moment, the folks in Colorado reached out and told us they were gonna open up. Holy shit, WTF? Let’s Go.”