Ahead of the Dead and Company tour kicking off this week at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, the Grateful Dead guitarist and Wolf Bro‘s frontman Bob Weir sat down with Brett Martin at GQ magazine for an in-depth piece that was just published.
Ask Weir to reel off some New Orleans adventures and you’ll get not only the famous 1970 Bourbon Street drug bust, immortalized in “Truckin’,” but a much later surreal adventure involving a crawfish boil at Aaron Neville’s house and tearing up the French Quarter with the Bangles, who happened to be in town opening for George Michael. There are certain phrases one resolves not to use when one begins writing a Bob Weir profile, but I don’t think I need to spell out what length the trip has been, or its relative strangeness.
The article is incredible and covers a wide-range of topics about how Weir approaches life, and it still even includes some previously unreleased details about how Jerry Garcia came to Weir in his dream the night of his passing.
He was looking really splendid. His hair was black again. He was tall. And he had a velour cape on.
That really is quite spooky and eerie.
Read more here.