A Lively Anthem for Furthur (Day Two)
The Furthur Festival continued over the weekend in Mountain Aire, CA. Saturday, which was dedicated to the memory of Larry Campbell’s mother Maggie, who passed away in April, saw the group interpret three of its classic albums. First up was American Beauty , which featured Campbell on a variety of instruments. He contributed fiddle to “Friend of the Devil” and “Brokedown Palace,” added mandolin to “Ripple,” and performed on guitar during “Till The Morning Comes,” “Attics of my Life” and “Truckin.’” In addition,Teresa Williams, Campbell’s wife, contributed vocals to “Morning Comes” and “Attics.” Campbell later returned for Furthur’s Workingman’s Dead set, appearing on guitar during “New Speedway Boogie,” “ Cumberland Blues,” “Black Peter” and “ Easy Wind.” Finally, the core Furthur band took the stage by itself for the third set when it took on the challenging, psychedelic Anthem of the Sun.
Jackie Greene’s Saturday set saw a number of sit-ins as well, with Mark Karan, Jeff Chimenti contributing to his performance.