Bob Weir & Wolf Bros Close Out LOCKN’ Festival 2019 with Susan Tedeschi and Mikaela Davis, moe. Welcome Marcus King
photo by Jay Blakesberg (via LOCKN’ on Facebook)
LOCKN’ Festival wrapped up on Sunday with a final day of music in Arrington, VA, including a headlining performance from Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, who welcomed Susan Tedeschi and Mikaela Davis, plus moe., Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Steel Pulse and More.
Weir and his trio, which also includes bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane, played their first set without a guest, running through Grateful Dead staples lik “Jack Straw,” “Cassidy,” “Friend of the Devil” and “The Other One,” plus Weir’s solo cut “Only a River.”
For set two, the band brought out Tedeschi to add vocals and guitar to a collection of covers, including opener “Me and Bobby McGee,” Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” and “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” “Angel From Montgomery” and the Dead/Jerry Garcia Band favorite “Sugaree,” plus an energetic “Turn On Your Love Light” that closed out Tedeschi’s sit in. Harpist/singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis then emerged to help out on more tunes from the Dead catalog, wrapping up with “China Cat Sunflower” into “I Know You Rider.” Before the encore LOCKN’ co-founder Peter Shapiro came onstage to present Weir with a trophy for most sets played at the festival since it’s inaugural gathering in 2013. Weir accepted the token and addressed the audience, saying, “Thank you kids for all your kind attention,” before leading Wolf Bros and Davis in an encore of “Not Fade Away” and “Ripple.”
Earlier in the day, moe. took the stage for their own festival set and ended up welcoming guitarist Marcus King for a ripping take on “Opium,” and the group also fit a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” into their performance. (King also joined reggae act Steel Pulse on LOCKN’s signature rotating stage.)
Other highlights from the final day of LOCKN’ 2019 included Jason Isbell and his 400 Unit’s emotional and fiery set, Bob Weir sitting in with Steel Pulse and The Soul Rebels, and an afternoon offering from St. Paul & The Broken Bones that saw frontman Paul Janeway roaming throughout the crowd during the band’s closer, eventually closing out the set from the sound booth in the middle of the audience.
Below, check out Wolf Bros and moe.’s setlists, plus pro-shot video of the beginnings of their sets via The Relix Channel’s livestream of the festival. More videos are available on the Relix YouTube page.
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
LOCKN’ Festival – Arrington, VA
Set I: Jack Straw, Cassidy, Only a River, Peggy-O, Friend of the Devil, Loser, The Other One, Throwing Stones
Set II: Me and Bobby McGee*, Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right*, Angel From Montgomery*, Sugaree*, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall*, Turn On Your Love Light*, Days Between^, Bird Song^, China Cat Sunflower^, I Know You Rider^
Enc: Not Fade Away^, Ripple^
Notes: * w/ Susan Tedeschi
^ w/ Mikaela Davis
LOCKN’ Festival – Arrington, VA
Plane Crash > Spine Of A Dog* > Opium**, Skitchin’ Buffalo, Fearless > Downward Facing Dog
Notes: * w/ Buster fake-out
** w/ Marcus King