Phil Lesh Shares Werewolves Of London with RatDog
Both Phil Lesh & Friends and RatDog performed in New York last night and both groups
encored with a standalone version of Warren Zevons Werewolves of London (a Jerry Garcia Band Halloween tradition). Bob Weir and RatDog performed at Westbury, NYs Westbury Music Fair and invited out area resident, and former Dead keyboardist, Rob Baracco for a version of The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) at the end of their first set. Baracco later returned alongside keyboardist Dred Scott during the groups encore for a Halloween cover of Werewolves of London. For the performance, the group also lined the stage with a series of carved out pumpkins which spelled the RatDog.
Meanwhile, a few miles away, Phil Lesh & Friends opened their extended residency at New Yorks Nokia Theater Times Square. To mark Halloween, Lesh ran through a diverse mix of covers, including Jackie Greenes Don’t Let The Devil Take Your Mind, Screamin Jay Hawkins I Put A Spell on You, The Whos Boris the Spider, Jimi Hendrixs Voodoo Chile and the Rolling Stones Sympathy For The Devil. Keyboardist Steve Molitz also supplied lead vocals on a cover of Phishs Ghost and Lesh read Edgar Allen Poes ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’ offstage while his band jammed at the beginning of the evenings second set. The quintet then closed out the evening with a version of Werewolves Of London.