Watch Bob Weir Get Funky With Dumpstaphunk On All Hallows Eve [Full Pro-Shot]

first_imgOn Tuesday, New Orleans hometown heroes Dumpstaphunk returned to Sweetwater Music Hall for their annual Halloween celebration in Mill Valley, CA. For the second year in a row, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir joined Ivan Neville, Tony Hall, Ian Neville, Nick Daniels III, and Alvin Ford Jr. for a “night of mischief music” alongside the Jazz Mafia Horns.Watch Bob Weir Play Tom Petty’s “Breakdown” While Wearing A Shirt With His Own Face On ItAs the band reminded their fans when they announced Weir’s guest appearance earlier in the day, “In 2016, Weir joined Dumpstaphunk for a ‘Shakedown Street >Dear Prudence > Iko Iko > Big Chief New Orleans Medley > Knockin’ on Heavens Door’ medley that kept fans dancing all night long. There’s no telling what will go down tonight, but the band warns fans to come on out and “find out what tricks n treats we gonna pull outta the Dumpsta!!”Weir joined his NOLA buddies onstage midway through their set, and helped the band launch into a rendition of Marvin Gaye hit-turned The Band live staple “Don’t Do It”, supplying backing vocals and rhythm guitar under Daniels’ soulful crooning. The band kept the Crescent City vibes rolling with a rendition of New Orleans standard “Iko Iko”, followed slow-roll funk reading of Bob Dylan‘s “Maggie’s Farm” with Weir adding slide guitar flourishes for good measure.Next, Bobby took the reins, leading the band through appropriately funky takes on The Temptations‘ “Shaky Ground” and, finally, the Dead’s “Shakedown Street” before exiting the stage to let the core group finish out their set, which also included a reggae-style cover of the late Tom Petty‘s “Free Fallin’” (starting at 3:12:00 in the video below).You can watch full pro-shot video of Dumpstaphunk’s 2017 Halloween show at Sweetwater Music Hall below via the venue’s Facebook live stream (Note: Show starts at ~ 02:00:00, Weir joins the band at ~02:33:00, and the reggae Petty tribute begins at ~03:12:00):Dumpstaphunk will be at Brooklyn Bowl on November 21st for their annual “Phunksgiving” performance. For a full list of upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.[h/t – JamBase]last_img

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