Sweetwater is the legendary Mill Valley music club which for over 30 years has been the premier live music location in the North Bay for nationally and internationally known acts. We played 2 sets, both times joined by legendary keyboard player (Hot Tuna) and bass player (Jefferson Starship) Pete Sears on piano and accordion. Both sets featured all original songs.
We opened for Third Eye Blind at this benefit for Bryn Mawr College (in the Schwartz Gymnasium). TBone Tony Bove's family was in attendance, as were the family of Johnny B. who heard the song for the first time. It was a misty-eyed evening.
w/ Andrew Tosh, The Mermen, Buckethead, Sy Klopps, Humboldt County Freestyle Kings,
TBone considered it "our civic doobie" to play this festival that we believe is unique to San Francisco. The Cannabis Action Network 420 Hemp Fest included the following acts: Andrew Tosh, The Mermen, Buckethead, Sy Klopps, Humboldt County Freestyle Kings, Most Chill Slack Mob, Cosmic Mercy, and others.
w/ Los Lobos, Bob Weir & Ratdog, McCoy Tyner, Kool & The Gang, Tommy Castro, Dave A
The Black & White Ball is a huge block party that benefits the San Francisco Symphony. With 10 locations and multiple headliners -- including Los Lobos, Bob Weir & Ratdog, McCoy Tyner, Kool & The Gang, Tommy Castro, Dave Alvin & Sy Klopps -- that year's Ball was a unique event, particularly if you liked to dress up.
The Europe 2001 tour kicked off at the world famous Troubadour. This is the place where the Stones first met Charlie Watts. Bob Dylan played there. So did Hendrix. And then the FOBs! Thanks to Giles McNamee....
The 17th annual Coastal Habitat Protection Festival ran for two days. We played the second day with Gregg's Eggs and the Tubes. G.E. Smith, Jorma Kaukonen, and Jack Casady joined us for an incendiary "Highway 61 Revisited".
Day 2 of the 17th Annual A La Carte In The Park Festival featured the Fabulous Thunderbirds as headliner, with the FOBs, Lady Bianca and Lucky Peterson as the other acts. 24 of San Francisco's finest restaurants provided the food. Smirnoff provided the vodka. Cuervo, Sapporo and others provided the beer.
Leftover Salmon did a four-day benefit run in Colorado to honor ailing Salmon member Mark Vann (who passed away months later). They asked us to open for them at the 1st show. It was a very special night.