Phil and Ryan Take Two
Last night Ryan Adams celebrated his birthday by playing with Phil Lesh & Friends for the second time in under a week at New Yorks Nokia Theater Times Square. After leading his band through a version of ‘Happy Birthday’ and dropping balloons at the start of his second set, Lesh invited Adams out to play guitar and sing lead vocals on Eyes of the World. Adams remained onstage for the rest of Leshs set and encore, which included Scarlet Begonias, China Cat Sunflower,Bird Song,Going Down the Road Feeling Bad, Ripple, I Know You Rider, Uncle Johns Band, Dark Star,
Franklin’s Tower and Wharf Rat.Leshs first set also featured a notable guest, Los Lobos Steve Berlin, who played keyboards and saxophone on a handful of songs, including Viola Lee Blues, Operator and Sugaree, among others. Phil Lesh & Friends will continue their run of shows at the Nokia this evening. Since Adams doesnt begin his European tour until Sunday, it is entirely possible he may stop by the Nokia in the coming days for another set of songs.