Bob Weir, Jerry Harrison, Jason Crosby and Leslie Mendelson Sit In With Steve Kimock and Friends in San Francisco
Steve Kimock was slated to play the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco last night with his current band which includes Andy Hess on bass, keyboardist Bernie Worrell and drummer Wally Ingram. Knowing Kimock’s close relationship with Furthur / Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir it wasn’t a stretch to think the jorts-loving Weir would show, especially since Steve took part in Bobby’s Weir Here talk show at TRI Studios on Wednesday night. Not only did Bobby show up, but he brought his new comrades Leslie Mendelson and Jason Crosby with him. As if that wasn’t enough, Worrell’s former Talking Heads band mate Jerry Harrison sat in on a tune during the first set.
The guest-laden show featured multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby throughout. Harrison emerged during the first set for a cover of Al Green’s Take Me To The River, which was a staple of Talking Heads’ live shows. Weir and Mendelson came out at the start of the second set to join Crosby, Kimock, Worrell, Ingram and Hess. During the second set Leslie sang To Love Somebody, Weir led the ensemble through Willie Dixon’s Little Red Rooster and Grateful Dead staples New Speedway Boogie and I Know You Rider, while Worrell sang a rendition of Burning Down The House. Weir, Mendelson and Crosby stuck around for an encore of a song that has made Bobby’s rotation as of late – a cover of Delbert McClinton’s Standing On Shaky Ground. Here’s a video of Little Red Rooster from last night…
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