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Published: 2012/03/12

Bob Weir, Members of Railroad Earth Join Phil Lesh at Terrapin Crossroads

Photo by Grahame Lesh

Phil Lesh closed out his run of “soft opening” shows at San Rafael, CA’s new Terrapin Crossroads last night. Throughout the two-set show, the bassist led an all-star band featuring his son Grahame Lesh (guitar, vocals), Bob Weir (guitar, vocals), Blue Light River’s Ross James (guitar, pedal steel, vocals), Mother Hips/Ryan Adams band member Danny Eisenberg (keyboards) and Jaz Sawyer (drums) as well as Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone (violin), John Skehan (mandolin) and Andy Goessling (banjo, guitar, dobro, sax). The musicians focused on covers and material from the Grateful Dead catalog, with Grahame Lesh providing lead vocals on “Alabama Getaway,” “Ashes and Fire” and Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy.” Weir led the group through a few bluesy selections, including “Loose Lucy,” “In The Midnight Hour” and “Johnny B. Goode.” He shared vocal duties with the Leshes on a few numbers as well, including “Not Fade Away,” “Cumberland Blues” and “The Wheel.”

The evening closed out a busy weekend for Phil Lesh, who hosted “soft opening” shows at the venue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The bassist also sat in with Railroad Earth at San Francisco’s Fillmore on Saturday night. Lesh will officially open Terrapin Crossroads on March 17.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via

Sunday, March 11, 2012, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Set 1

Alabama Getaway
Loose Lucy
Pride of Cucamonga
Chinatown Shuffle
Ashes and Fire
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Not Fade Away

Set 2

Cumberland Blues
Spring-Heeled Jack
The Wheel
Long Road
Cold Rain & Snow
Dear Mr. Fantasy >
Viola Lee Blues
In The Midnight Hour

E: Donor Rap
Johnny B. Goode

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