Yo, Bob Weir! Happy Birthday to my favorite guitar player! Keep rockin'!
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Happy Birthday, Bobby.
Thanks for a great show on Monday night here in Happy Valley!
happy birthday bob
Gonna put on your Cutoffs for Old Time's Sake ??
And thanks for the present you gave us on monday!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
''' HAPPY BIRTHDAY''' !!!!!
I totally agree that Weir has, always had, a tru;ly unique playing style. (Didn't all of the boys?)
Weir would strike those cords with remarkable altruism, giving everybody else the space to move around and create wonderful sounds. In my foolish youth, I used to think Weir was a bit of a hack, (forgive me Father, for I have sinned) but as I've grown up I've come to appreciate him more and more.
5 fingers from one hand, as Phil would say. Truly remarkable.
If you look at the opening licks of China Cat, as just one example, isn't Bobby playing lead??
In the dueling slides of some CC Rider's or other blues tunes, similarilry, Weir is lead; Garcia and Weir together were simply fan-fucking-tastic. So, I would no more chategorize Weir as a 'rhythm' guitarist any more than I would simply categorize the GD as a rock n' roll band.
Since the boys played so many genres of music, blues, rock, cowboy tunes, country tunes, experimental jams, etc. etc it is simply impossible to categorize any of it.
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the acoustic grateful dead stuff is also totally enlightening; opening up new visions of reason in a lovely blend of sound. man, let's all remember the gd went 'unplugged' so long before Clapton, (no disrespect to the 'slow hand' intended) it is almost laughable that people thought Clapton's album was seminal.
Seminal?? Cum on cc! what kind of double entendre is that!!????
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that plays rhythm like Bobby. He IS totally unique and I echo your sentiment, pk, "he is the best rhythm player I have ever heard, by far." No doubt.
Shimmering, harmonic, subtle, and vital that he elevates the remarkable ensemble playing of the band. (unintentional dead reference but recognized as soon I typed it ;o} ).
Agree, it's all about the space, the space is what makes this group of musicians constantly evolve and "play" with their songs for decades and constantly get a different feel. If you isolate Bobby and just listen to his playing, it is always completely unexpected, you can hear him playing in that space. This is a rhythm guitar player mind you.
That is why I believe he is the best rhythm player I have ever heard, by far.