I linked to this while it was happening, but here’s the video: Bobby, aided by Josh Kaufman, playing tunes cowboy and otherwise at the legendary Amoeba Records in Los Angeles. Here’s the set list:
Walkin’ Blues 0:45
When I Paint My Masterpiece 7:35
Blue Mountain 14:40
Only a River* 20:20
Lay My Lily Down* 27:20
Peggy-O (traditional)* 33:30
Ki-Yi Bossie* 40:15
Go and watch it, or at least listen. I’ve mentioned this before, but–unlike just about every other rock star his age–Bobby can still sing like a shaggy angel. Check out Masterpiece: he nails the high(ish) notes with the strength of a 28-year-old, but the precision of a 68-year-old.
Plus–and this will sound like heresy–he does Peggy-O better than Garcia. There, I said it. Don’t argue with me until after you watch Bobby’s version.