How about this: in the mid 90's, Mr.B had a sponsorship deal with Anhueiser-Busch, giving them literally TONS of awesome gear, and gigs playing all the big Chicago neighborhood festivals and and high-end nightclubs and get lots of radio ads on classic rock stations. I think they even had their own radio show for awhile, yeah. And of course they'd be have Bud Light banners behind the stage, etc... they had a MASSIVE lighting rig, I remember being in Wingnut opening for them at Otto's in DeKalb in early 97 and their light rig loomed hugely over the stage, with lots of PC-controlled robotics etc All very advanced for the era, esp for a club band.
Very tight talented band with excellent vocals and awesome infrastructure but never got too adventurous in the open jams, I mostly saw them when they had the original guitarist, the more blues-boogie-rootsy guy... I only saw them once after the younger more Anastasio-cloney guy joined, right around the time I was still in Wingnut with JK of DSO, so it must have been soon after that gig. Then I moved west in 2000.
"There, in huge black letters, was 'The Grateful Dead'. It just... cancelled my mind out."-Garcia