Twas a stunning summer-like fall night on the charming outside venue that rests in between the Shelter Island Harbor and San Diego Bay nearly fully surrounded by water, boats and palm timber. Humphrey’s was well beyond bought out however the excellent news – a lot of the heads standing exterior the gates holding up their finger finally obtained in so “miracles” do occur…
Slated for an early 6:30pm begin, the music commenced promptly at 6:48pm with an all the time damper Bobby strolling out on staged wearing grey white striped culottes, a lightweight tan coloured polo kind shirt, Birkenstocks, no hat with freshly styled again hair. The gals in attendance (alongside together with your author) had been positively swooning by his overtly GQ look.
The band (consisting of Bob Weir on guitar, Don Was on upright bass, Jay Lane on drums, Jeff Chimenti on keyboards, Barry Sless on pedal metal guitar and Matthew Kelly on harmonica together with the wolf pack quintet members Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling, Sheldon Brown serving up some psychedelic horns and string fillers) opened the present with the a crowd shifting first two verses of Not Fade Away right into a bouncy cowl of Johnny Money’s Large River. A ravishing rendition of Mission within the Rain adopted Lil’ Pink Rooster. Ashes and Glass led right into a peppy Do not Let Go that went again into Ashes and Glass. Subsequent got here a present spotlight – a masterful, beautiful and heartfelt Climate Report Suite that easily transitioned into the set closing Let It Develop. The strong throughout first set with a nicely chosen, nicely performed tune choice ended properly at 8:08pm. Throughout set break a younger (probably influenced) fan requested why nobody was leaving but. He was relieved to comprehend extra music was on its means.
When the home lights dimmed at 8:49pm, the already full stage was even fuller as three guys from Geensky Bluegrass all of the sudden emerged. Paul Hoffman on Mandolin, Anders Beck on Dobro and Mike Bont on banjo encircled Bobby for the acoustic 2nd set opener Buddy of the Satan together with a energetic Wolf Bros debut of Stealin’ adopted by a thoughts bending, jammed out Cassidy. Such a deal with to see all these gifted musicians taking part in so nicely collectively.