Craig Finn with the Dead

On Friday night, Grateful Dead co-leader Bob Weir hosted a 70th birthday party for his deceased bandmate Jerry Garcia at his TRI Studios. During the show, Weir, along with a few other Grateful Dead members, played a whole bunch of Dead songs with some special guests sitting in. That roster of friends included Cass McCombs, Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson, Phish’s Mike Gordon, and the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Tad Kubler. Below, watch Finn singing an extended version of the Dead’s “Scarlet Begonias.”

NBA superfan and biggest Deadhead ever Bill Walton was reportedly in the crowd for the show, getting really vocally amped. For more videos from the show, click here.

Comments (2)
  1. Cass McCombs singing Terrapin Station was also a real treat.

  2. eesh. He was easily the worst of the night, sadly. He seemed like he didn’t even know the melody!

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