Home
Easy Answers
Composer: Robert Hunter / Bob Bralove / Bob Weir / Vince Welnick / Rob Wasserman

Easy Answers was first performed by the Grateful Dead in June 1993. It was then performed just under 50 times up to June 1995.

Rob Wasserman discusses the creation and recording of this song in the liner notes of the Trios album;

The night before this session Bob Weir and I were rehearsing a song idea for our trio with Neil Young. As we were wrapping up he asked me if I wanted to hear another new tune he had been working on. The next day Neil, Bobby and I were sitting in Neil's ancient Cadillac listening to both songs, and we decided to record the newer one from the previous evening which, needless to say, became Easy Answers. Bobby recorded his lead vocal around midnight. Neil and I wouldn't let him do it over again as we both felt he had captured the true spirit of a preacher in his late night delivery. I remember thinking that the song must be pretty good when I saw Neil simultaneously washing dinner dishes at the studio sink and dancing non-stop while he listened to the playback. He commented that my vocal part sounded like a disinterested New Yorker on a street corner using a pay phone while singing the words 'easy answers'!


Recordings

info Trios, Rob Wasserman, 1994
info Furthur Most, Various Artists, 2000
info Weir Here: The Best Of Bob Weir, Bob Weir, 2004
info Trilogy, Rob Wasserman, 2004

Ratdog concert recordings

info Philadelphia PA: October 16, 2003
info Wilkes-Barre PA: October 21, 2003
info Toronto ON: October 29, 2003
info Chicago IL: November 3, 2003
info Ft. Wayne IN: November 11, 2003
info Lawrence KS: November 18, 2003
info Anaheim CA, February 23, 2004
info Los Angeles CA, March 1, 2004
info Boise ID, March 12, 2004
info Philadelphia PA, March 26, 2004
info Tulsa OK, September 15, 2004Ratdog, 2004
info Phoenix AZ, February 5, 2005
info Indianapolis IN, April 4, 2005
info Boston MA, April 23, 2005
info Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 2005
info Covington, KY, June 8, 2005
info Terra Alta, WV, August 5, 2005
info Milwaukee, WI, October 25, 2005
info Baltimore, MD, November 2, 2005
info Atlanta, GA, November 16, 2005
info Las Vegas, NV, December 7, 2005
info North Charleston, SC, March 16, 2006
info Northampton, MA, March 23, 2006
info Providence, RI, April 3, 2006
info Alpine, CA, June 26, 2006
info St. Louis, MO, July 8, 2006
info Atlantic City, NJ, August 18, 2006
info St. Paul MN, October 22, 2006
info Albany NY, November 3, 2006
info Rochester NY, March 3, 2007
info Boston MA, March 13, 2007
info Charlottesville VA, July 14, 2007
info Wantagh NY, August 21, 2007
info Hampton Beach NH, October 27, 2007
info Reading, PA, November 6, 2007
info Myrtle Beach, SC, November 10, 2007
info Stroudsburg, PA, April 1, 2008
info Charleston, SC, April 11, 2008
info Hunter, NY, June 1, 2008
info Indio, CA, June 28, 2008
info Bethel, NY, August 12, 2008
info Munhall, PA, November 1, 2008
info Clearwater, FL, November 18, 2008
info San Francisco, CA, December 30, 2008
info Negril, Jamaica, January 29, 2009
info Glen Allen, VA, July 8, 2009
info Denver, CO, August 31, 2009
info New York, NY, October 22, 2009
info Negril, Jamaica, January 26, 2010

 
  album cover

album cover

album cover