Song Premiere: The Flying Other Brothers Share Archival Bob Weir Collaboration on “Jack Straw”> “Playin’ in the Band”> “Queen Jane Approximately”
Weir with The Flying Other Brothers, 2002
Ahead of his new box set Circle Back!, Bert Keely is premiering an unreleased archival collaboration with the one and only Bob Weir.
The newly released recording of “Jack Straw” > “Playin’ in the Band” > “Queen Jane Approximately” was captured in 2002 and find Weir sitting in with Keely’s Flying Other Brothers in San Francisco.
“With no rehearsals, you have no choice but to listen carefully and respond to each other in the moment,” Keely recalls now. “That 2002 night at Bimbo’s, Bobby’s lightning hollowbody was throwing hot bolts so we gave him plenty of room. Our musical conversation started simple, kept building, and by the middle of Playin’ in the Band we were speaking a whole new language. The Flying Other Brothers at their spontaneous best, with a master at the helm.”
Circle Back! will drop June 4, 2021.
It promises “an inside look into the songwriting that made the Flying Other Brothers an extraordinary collective who recorded four albums of high energy music with producers such as Jack Casady (52-Week High), Stacy Parrish (Secondary), and Shauna Hall of 4 Non Blondes (IPO).” Circle Back! also includes three new albums: Skywriting, Bert’s Brew, and Alive and Grateful.
Watch Keely and members of the band reflect on Circle Back! with famed photographer Jay Blakesberg on May 19 via a virtual backstage hang.
Listen to Weir collaborate with Keely and company below: