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Saturday, August 5

Bob Weir th all Good Company honored Jerry Garcia at Red Rocks last night. Steve Kimock made Jerry's guitar shine while putting on a heartfelt phenomenal performance. Special Guests John Mayer learned a little something he won't ever know.

Bob Weir th all Good Company honored Jerry Garcia at Red Rocks last night. Steve Kimock made Jerry's guitar shine while putting on a heartfelt phenomenal performance. Special Guests John Mayer learned a little something he won't ever know. 

      Shortly after Phish performed a first set of epic proportions, I received an email from a friend of mine that simply said watch this show, Trust Me! I don't name drop but needless to say,  I missed the second set of Phish. I hit the link just has Melvin Seals was playing the  intro to " Senior" . I was so moved by the music, Phish's second stanza never entered my mind .
The only guitarist better then Trey is Steve Kimock and a broken angel sang al night from Jerry's many guitars . Steve played  Wolf, Tiger, Rosebud and two Travis Bean. 
   The entire night was complete magic. From the J.G.B set with the prodigy Kamasi Washington blowing his saxophone especially during "How Sweet it is" and " Harder They Come" to Tom Hamilton's sweet voice singing Ruben & Cherise. Oteil reminded me a lot of John Kahn sitting in the pocket making all things possible. Bobby' Dear Prudence with Melvin Seals reminded everyone he can make 10,000 dance harder than the few hundred he usually entertains. Then Bobby's set was not the usual Campfire Band sound. Kimock was a genius possessed often leaving Mayer befuddled and  playing power chords.  Bird Song*> Dark Star*> Bird Song was a musical revelation with Kimock not being his usual timid player when there is company, instead demonstrating why he is one of the best guitar players alive and making Mayer seem like he was picking Weekend Lover. Don't get me wrong they had great chemistry together, Steve was clearly the lead guitarist and at certain moments Mayer seemed intimidated. The Morning Dew was a marvel to behold has Steve had  Tiger purring until the crowd at Red Rocks were hysterical. Even during John's favorite tune " Athea" he passed on his solo after hearing Kimock's blistering fingers speed the somg up. It was a delight to have John Mayer join the celebration, but there certainly was no question  which virtuoso was going to play those rusty strings one more time. The Brokedown encore was phenomenal and there were few dry eyes when the celebration concluded. The legacy has  enjoyed a resurgence the last few years. But Friday night reminded everyone who made the band larger than life. His name is Jerry Garcia and a stage full of musicians honored him, but at the same time made me miss him even more. Bravo Trixie Garcia for putting on a tribute fit for a king. Somewhere Jerry is reading a comic  smiling like a child. Love certainly did not forsake us Friday Night. They shot off Fireworks when they closed the second set during Deal. Kimock provided them during the final set. Damn, this world misses Jerry! 
 

Videos (Captured by Kyle Isaac)

[Deal]

[Althea]

[Friend Of The Devil > Brokedown Palace]

Setlists (via Ratdog.org)

Set One: Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Acoustic Band: Deep Elem Blues, ??, I’ve Been All Around This World, Friend of the Devil, Two Soldiers, If I Lose, Trouble In Mind, Black Muddy River, Short Life of Trouble

Set Two: Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) > The Harder They Come, Senor (w/Bob Weir guitar/vocals), Waiting For A Miracle, Cats Down Under the Stars, Tangled Up In Blue, Reuben and Cerise, Sisters and Brothers, Gomorrah, Dear Prudence, Deal*

Set Three: Bob Weir & the Campfire Band – Loose Lucy (Solo), Peggy-O (Solo), Only A River (Solo), Althea*, Brown-Eyed Women*, Tennessee Jed*, Bird Song*> Dark Star*> Bird Song*, Eyes of the World**, Morning Dew*, I Know You Rider*

Encore: Friend of the Devil*, Brokedown Palace*

*With John Mayer / ** With John Mayer and Oteil Burbridge