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Published: 2011/03/28

Elvis Costello, Larry Campbell and Diana Krall Join Furthur at Radio City

Photo by Dino Perrucci

Elvis Costello, former Phil & Friends multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall and former Phil & Friends singer Teresa Williams all sat in with Furthur last night at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Furthur opened the show with the Grateful Dead’s usual Sunday song, the traditional “Samson and Delilah” and then brought out Campbell—who currently performs with Band drummer Levon Helm—for a cover of The Band’s “Chest Fever.” Elvis Costello—who has performed separately with Campbell and members of the Grateful Dead—then emerged for a Dead song Helm recently recorded, “Tennessee Jed.” Both Campbell and Costello remained onstage for “Friend of the Devil”—a song Costello plays during his solo sets—as well as “Ship of Fools,” “It Must Have Been the Roses” and “Ripple.” The latter song also featured noted jazz singer Diana Krall on vocals.

Furthur’s second set opened with a guest-free take on “Throwing Stones.” Later in the set, Teresa Williams took the stage to sing on Donna Jean Godchaux’s “Sunrise” and “What’s Become of the Baby.” Williams sang with Furthur on both songs at the Furthur Festival last May. Campbell also returned to the stage for a run through “Uncle John’s Band.”

All of the evening’s guests returned one final time during the band’s encore. After “Days Between,” Campbell, Costello and Krall all took the stage for Furthur’s first version of “Fever.” Williams then joined in as the evening’s entire cast closed the night with “Attics of My Life.”

Furthur will perform in Binghamton, NY tomorrow. Last night’s complete setlist can be found in our Box Scores section.


There are 4 comments associated with this post

al pal March 28, 2011, 12:45:25

I attended this show, from the moment the band took the stage you knew it was going to be special. Rumors had it that Elvis and Larry would play a couple of songs with the band.
This show was my 5th show of the tour and its alway nice to add something new faces to the music.
All my friends and I enjoy the entire 2 sets of music as usual. Plenty of dancing and shaking of those bones were all around.

bob atamian March 28, 2011, 16:33:06

it was a great show from start til end. a great ending of attics of my life.well worth the 3 1/2 hour drive from mass.

bob atamian March 28, 2011, 16:35:50

a great show on broadway. what a version of unbroken chain and attics of my life. well worth the 3 1/2 hour drive from mass. i loved every minute of it.

Daren Criswell March 28, 2011, 21:42:34

Check Out Bobby and Phil with Furthur. Pictures from the final 2 nights at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby!

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