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Published: 2012/03/21

Phil Lesh Offers Free Webcast, Showcases Chris Robinson

After a day off, the grand opening celebration for Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads continued last night. This incarnation of Phil Lesh & Friends featured Grahame Lesh, Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson, Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring, Furthur/RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and Furthur/Duo drummer Joe Russo. Shortly before the show, Terrapin Crossroads announced a free webcast of the performance. The group’s first set included Robinson’s new “Rainy Day Singer,” as well as Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle,” which both the Grateful Dead and the Black Crowes covered early in their career. During their second set, the ensemble also dipped into the Before the Frost number “Appaloosa,” one of the few Crowes songs that lives on in Robinson’s Brotherhood. Earlier in this month’s Terrapin Crossroads run, Phil Lesh & Friends also performed the Crowes classic “Thorn in My Pride.” The ensemble also moved into Tim Buckley’s “Hallucinations” during “Unbroken Chain.”

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Lesh’s run will continue on Thursday night.

Tuesday, March 20, San Rafael, CA

Set I:
Dancing in the Streets>
Loose Lucy
Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodleloo
Chinatown Shuffle
Rainy Day Singer
Two Souls in Communion>
Hard to Handle

Set II:
Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
Crazy Fingers>
Bird Song
Unbroken Chain>
Unbroken Chain
Morning Dew
Gimme Shelter

E: Comes a Time


There are 17 comments associated with this post

Gr8ful Fred March 21, 2012, 15:56:22

I mi$$ed Chri$ Robin$on catuwauling and off key $creaming? Plu$ I can’t / won’t pay $150 for general admi$$ion or $300 for VIP?
Phil Le$h retirement fund!
Wake me up when you write a new song.

MalcolmO March 21, 2012, 15:43:46

Not even for this will I use Facebook.

really? March 21, 2012, 09:36:38

Damn we missed it. It seems like whenever Phil offers a free webcast, tells us the next day. Any suggestions on how to avoid headache again?

cmon jambands March 21, 2012, 10:06:16

agree completely with that first comment. you really need to get with it, this is the reason i stopped going to and coming here but its really just the same. get it together, you don’t need a full article, just mention it so fans can tune in

jay March 21, 2012, 09:52:41

Join their Twitter?

40acres March 21, 2012, 10:39:56

Is this the end or the beginning? I can really get use to this webcast stuff…Show Rocked! Jimmy and Jeff were having a blast….Russo solid the Lesh Family all smiles and Chris was entertaining and loves playing with Phil! Get on Phil’s Terrapin Crossroads Facebook Page…

phishpig March 21, 2012, 11:16:30

Facebook, twitter, webpage, forums…. if you want to see Phil, get on it!

Cleeet March 21, 2012, 11:34:36

It might be asking a lot of a free jam music news service to provide real-time coverage during the work day. Read carefully; webcast was announced the same day. Check yourself, a few more mouse clicks, how hard is that?

Dan Steigerwald March 21, 2012, 12:05:55

Not “Sunday Sound” sandwiched in Unbroken Chain. Rather this was “Hallucinations” by Tim Buckley. Interestingly, this is the second Phil has covered by Tim Buckley, with “Gypsy Woman” brought out in Broomfield

deez nuts March 21, 2012, 14:34:14

give em a break terrapin crossroads didnt announce the free webcast till two hours before the show like em on facebook and u wont miss another one

kidCharlemagne March 21, 2012, 16:27:11

Stop whining about the cost. Concerts are expensive, get over it. I will gladly pay a few hundred for a band I want to see in a small venue. You’ll pay $20 for a balloon and 100 for a bag but $150 to see great musicians is too much? Times have changed. Deal with it. No one owes you anything.

What? March 21, 2012, 17:09:51

Chis Robinson can’t sing? I thought that was Phil that had a hard time with singing. Either way…the singing is secondary….great show.

cosmicbein March 21, 2012, 17:25:41

Saw the show on the webcast,3 Pigpen songs,1 Jerry Garcia Band song,1 Stones,if you dont dig this, you never will, find another band to bitch about.Phil is makin the music live on.Dead Forever- Forever Dead,dig it.

slimharpo March 21, 2012, 18:30:08

FYI Rainy Day Singer(s) is an unreleased Chris Robinson original that was performed for the first time last night.

Andy March 21, 2012, 23:26:11

Nice show indeed! Have you seen the video of this show? It’s out! Have you guys found out about TerrapinLanding,com? Site is all about Terrapin Crossroads, has news, reviews and videos and all that. Check it out at

michael russo March 22, 2012, 02:34:13

For all who are relying on or any other sources whatsoever – other than official Grateful Dead sites or official fan sites such as – to give them heads up on whats going on in Deadworld at large.. For over 40 years.. Dead related events are rarely media covered and/or rarely announced because it’s always been this way. Our scene is widely known for being spread via “word of mouth” and it’s no secret to be informed about these types of events.. you have to stay in contact almost daily on the sites I’ve listed.
Probably the best site these days for all Dead related events is – check it daily for all last minute and all public announced Deadworld activities.. the site has links to all the major Deadworld sites and includes setlists, reviews, etc..
So now you know..!!!

Doobious March 22, 2012, 12:22:52

To this person, you are high: “I mi$$ed Chri$ Robin$on catuwauling and off key $creaming? Plu$ I can’t / won’t pay $150 for general admi$$ion or $300 for VIP?
Phil Le$h retirement fund!
Wake me up when you write a new song.” In fact at this very show, they played a brand new song that Phil and Chris Robinson penned “Rainy Day Singer.” Chris was MAGNIFICENT. But don’t take my word for it, here is the full concert video as it was webcast:

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