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Published: 2012/03/09

Phil Lesh and Some Friends Perform at Terrapin Crossroads’ Soft Opening

[Photo by Grahame Lesh ]

Last night, Phil Lesh and a group of his musical peers participated in the soft opening of Lesh’s long-awaited musical venue Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. The evening featured musical collaborations between Lesh and his son Grahame, along with special guests Nicki and Tim Bluhm, Jaz Sawyer, Jackie Greene and Jeff Chimenti. A comment posted to Grahame Lesh’s blog reads:

People kept commenting that last night was like watching a band in someone’s living room, and that Dark Star>Stella Blue>Dark Star jam was the major reason why. Jeff switched over to the acoustic grand piano and the people watching gathered around the piano to watch and listen. The crowd quieted down to pay attention so the grand piano was audible from across the stage (where I was listening). Just a really cool concept that was executed quite well.

You can see the full setlist along with video of video o“Bertha” and “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad” from last night’s soft opening below.

The venue’s official opening will take place on March 17 featuring Phil Lesh, Grahame Lesh, Brian Lesh, Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), Jeff Chimenti (RatDog, Furthur), Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic), Joe Russo (Furthur, The Duo) and Bob Weir.

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