Bob Weir, rhythm and lead guitarist for the Grateful Dead, Dead & Company and Ratdog; famed bassist Don Was, founder of the ‘80s funk-rock band Was (Not Was) and known for the hits “Walk The Dinosaur” and “Spy In The House Of Love”; and Ratdog drummer Jay Lane form this new trio that will perform songs by the Grateful Dead like “Cassidy,” “Touch of Grey,” “Jack Straw,” “Friend of The Devil” and others.
As one of the founding members of the legendary Grateful Dead, which received a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, Weir has become one of rock’s finest. He recently released his first album of solo material in more than 10 years, and his first album of entirely original material in more than 30 years. Weir is currently a member of Dead & Company which features Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.
Don Was is a highly acclaimed producer, he has been honored with four Grammy Awards for his production work in each of the past three decades, including Best Album honors for work with The Rolling Stones and Bonnie Raitt. Production credits include The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Gregg Allman, John Mayer and Neil Young, to name only a few. Albums produced by Was have achieved dozens of multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications and have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide. As one of music’s top bass players, Was has collaborated with countless musicians throughout his storied career, spanning a multitude of genres.
San Francisco-based drummer Jay Lane played with Bob Weir’s RatDog for more than 16 years. He was also one of the first drummers of Primus. More recently, Lane has performed with a collection of artists including Phil Lesh and Friends.