On Monday, Cloud 9 Adventures unveiled the itinerary -- including dates, lineup and…
- Posted on Jan 10th 2011 3:46PM by Benjy Eisen
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Just a few songs into their first show on the ship, original Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, who now tours with Furthur, emerged for a couple of gems from the Dead's vast catalog -- 'Dark Hollow' and 'The Race Is On' -- before finishing his sit-in with a stirring rendition of the Beatles' 'Dear Prudence.'
And for their second performance on the ship -- likely their last for a long time -- the band invited original Meters' guitarist Leo Nocentelli, Jazz Fest favorite Anders Osborne and Greensky Bluegrass' Anders Beck onstage at various points to assist them with tracks from the band's own original catalog.
"We have nothing else booked beyond this, so it's an open question as to whether we will play again," frontman Lo Faber (pictured) tells Spinner. "I think that we all enjoy it and we'd all like to play more shows, but there are logistical challenges and hurdles to be hurdled. Tomo [Osander], our drummer, now lives in Ireland and in fact this year is living in Berlin -- so that's kinda a little bit of a challenge."
For God Street Wine fans, including those waiting to hear word about the sets back on the mainland, the reunion was nothing less than magical. But for those lucky enough to be on the ship itself, it was just business as usual on the singularly unique adventure known as Jam Cruise.