Solo Acoustic Performance
With Special Guest Jonathan Wilson
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Tickets On Sale Friday, January 25
Danny Zelisko Presents Bob Weir Solo Acoustic live with special guest Jonathan Wilson at The Lensic in Santa Fe on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($54) go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 25th at Lensic Performing Arts Center, online at www.tickets.com, or charge-by-phone: 505-988-1234.
When Grateful Dead co-founder guitarist-vocalist Bob Weir joined the improvisational jam band in 1965, he was just 17. Over the years, Weir grew to be one of rock's finest and most distinctive rhythm guitarists, and a band stalwart always. In addition to writing a number of Dead staples such as “Truckin’,” “Sugar Magnolia” and “Cassidy,” Weir has enjoyed a long and affluent music career. His band RatDog is increasingly active. He has collaborated both on stage and on record with Bob Dylan, bassist Rob Wasserman, pianist Bruce Hornsby (who also played numerous gigs with the Grateful Dead), saxophonist Branford Marsalis and Black Crowes’ singer Chris Robinson, to name just a few.
In 2007, the Grateful Dead, one of the first cult acts in music, was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The peace-loving, daisy-smelling youth that once swarmed Dead shows, a.k.a. “Deadheads,” have become the stock-broking, suit wearing, SUV-driving dads, moms, and grandparents who come see Weir to remember the days of freedom and hope, if just for a couple of songs.
In a review of one of Weir’s recent solo acoustic performances in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, The Times-Leader raved “the audience cheered wildly at the first few notes of the instrumental intro, then heartily sang every word. Weir may have been the only one in the entire theater still seated as the first tune rang out.” Jambands.com noted in a review of Weir’s concert in Phoenix last year that “the solo form brought out new depth and parable.”
Jonathan Wilson has been quietly earning a reputation as a musical jack-of-all-trades. He is adept behind the recording console, possesses a luthier’s knowledge of all things strummed, and maintains the innate ability to conceptualize an instrument essential to providing the right color to a track in need of a defining detail. Wilson has worked with promising new recording artists like Dawes, contemporary artists such as Erykah Badu and Elvis Costello, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Jackson Browne, and Robbie Robertson. A Forest City, North Carolina native, Wilson’s debut solo album Gentle Spirit is remarkably evocative of that golden late ‘60s, early ‘70s period when rural and urban sensibilities colluded in producing some of rock’s most imperishable recordings.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All tickets are subject to a surcharge. The Lensic is located at 211 West San Francisco Street in Santa Fe.