Grateful Dead/Dead & Company guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane under the moniker Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will explore songs of the Grateful Dead and more in a trio setting.
Bob Weir is one of the founding members of the legendary Grateful Dead, which received a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. The band has also appeared on Forbes’ list of top-grossing entertainers and in the early ‘90s were the highest-grossing concert attraction in the U.S. Since establishing the band in 1965, Weir has become one of rock’s finest and most distinctive rhythm guitarists. He is currently a member of Dead & Company which features Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with GRAMMY-winner John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.
Jay Lane is a founding member of Weir’s longtime band RatDog. The drummer also toured with Furthur for a brief stint and performed with Bobby and Rob Wasserman as part of Scaring The Children. Was introduced Weir and Mickey Hart to John Mayer, which eventually led to the formation of Dead & Company.
“Wolf Bros is something that really took its roots back in the spring of 2015 when Don Was came up to TRI and helped us piece together Dead & Company,” Bob Weir said of the new project in a statement. “For a while now I’ve been itchin’ to explore our songs in a trio setting. An upright bass, my acoustic or electric guitar and a drummer. We did some rehearsals this past spring and it was big fun—and that’s the whole idea. We were kickin’ around Dead songs as well as tunes from my back pages. I’m pretty sure we’re gonna have a big adventure with this…”