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In Memoriam: Rob Wasserman
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Rob Wasserman

Bassist Rob Wasserman, who played alongside some of the world’s greatest musicians, has passed away from an undisclosed illness. He was 64 years old. Wasserman began as a violinist, switching to bass as a teenager. He studied bass at the San Francisco Conservatory as well as composition with John Adams. His early career included stints with Van Morrison, Oingo Boingo...

Jerry Garcia Band/Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman Release “Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound”
New Albums

Jerry Garcia Band/Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman Release “Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound”

In 1989, The Jerry Garcia Band embarked on what would become a well-remembered East Coast tour, featuring Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir and upright bass player Rob Wasserman as the opening act. commemorates that tour on six CDs of music: complete performances from Sept. 5 (Hartford Civic Center in Connecticut) and Sept. 6 at Nassau Coliseum in New York. Each...

Rob Wasserman and His 6 String EUB, with Bob Weir: Victim or the Crime
Bass Videos

Rob Wasserman and His 6 String EUB, with Bob Weir: Victim or the Crime

Here’s a clip from 1990 of Rob Wasserman and Bob Weir on the show “Nightmusic”, performing “Victim or the Crime.” Check out Rob’s 6-string electric upright!

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Rob Wasserman to rejoin RatDog for special event

Rob Wasserman will rejoin former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and his band RatDog for an event called the RatDog Daze, which will be taking place in Negril, Jamaica. The event begins January 23. Current RatDog bassist Robin Sylvester cannot make the gig for unspecified medical reasons. The band gave a statement, saying “The entire Bob Weir & RatDog family...

New Albums

Sara Wasserman debuts “Solid Ground” with Rob Wasserman & Christian McBride

Sara Wasserman, the daughter of legendary bassist Rob Wasserman debuts Solid Ground, an album seven years in the making. Solid Ground features Rob Wasserman as a guest musician, along with Aaron Neville, bassist Christian McBride, Lou Reed, turntablist DJ Logic, Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins and Living Colour’s Vernon Reid. Preview the album: Amazon.com Widgets Sara’s had quite the musical...