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Bob Weir Joins Vinyl at Sweetwater

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When a co-owner of the venue you're playing at is one of the Bay Area's most famous musicians and he offers to join you on stage, you simply nod your head and hang on tight.

The result for attendees of the Rainforest Action Network's benefit show Wednesday night at the Sweetwater Music Hall were horn-laden, funky versions of the Grateful Dead's "Turn on Your Lovelight" and rock classics “Little Red Rooster” and “All Along The Watchtower" by Bay Area area funk band Vinyl and Dead co-founder, Mill Valley resident and Sweetwater co-owner Bob Weir.

Vinyl, which has deep roots in Homestead Valley, performed a set of its own tunes Wednesday before Weir jumped on stage. The event was co-hosted Weir and his wife Natascha, as well as Bonnie Raitt and many more. Check out the videos for the full experience.

The Rainforest Action Network (RAN), which is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, seeks to align the policies of multinational corporations with widespread public support for environmental protection.

Mill Valley Patch
Jim Welte
Thursday, May 17, 2012

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