Furthur Tests New Lineup in San Rafael
A slightly reconfigured version of Furthur performed last night at San Rafael, CA’s Seafood Peddler Palm Ballroom. The public rehearsal featured the group’s current lineup: bassist Phil Lesh, guitarist Bob Weir, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, guitarist John Kadlecik and lone drummer Joe Russo. In addition, the show featured backup singers Sunshine Garcia Becker and Jeff Pehrson. Garcia, who is of no relation to Jerry Garcia, has spent the past few months on the road with Furthur. Jeff Pehrson, a new addition to the group, intersected with the Grateful Dead world through his time in the Box Set. He has also recorded with Jack Casady and the Flying Other Brothers.
Last night’s setlist:
Shakedown Street > Good Lovin, Mississippi Half-Step > Brown-Eyed Women, Cumberland Blues, Althea, Looks Like Rain, The Wheel > Reuben and Cerise > Uncle John’s Band, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain