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Published: 2012/04/02

Phil Lesh Brings Things Full Circle at Terrapin Crossroads Closing

Phil Lesh closed out the initial run of shows at his new San Rafael, CA venue Terrapin Crossroads’ Grate Room on April 1. In addition to Lesh on bass, last night’s incarnation of Phil & Friends included his son Grahame Lesh, Levon Helm Band members Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, drummer Jaz Sawyer, RatDog/Furthur keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and singer/songwriter Jackie Greene. Bringing things full circle from when he opened the venue’s Grate Room on March 17, Lesh and his band encored with “Terrapin Station.” As previously reported, Phil & Lesh & Friends kicked off their run in the Grate Room with the Dead classic. Lesh also treated fans to the rare early Grateful Dead song “Can’t Come Down,” which the dropped its its repertoire way back in 1966.

As we confirmed earlier today, Lesh will reunite his classic Phil & Friends Quintet for a series of shows at Terrapin Crossroads from April 26-29.

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

Sunday, April 1, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Set I: Friend of the Devil, Sittin’ on Top of the World, Doin’ That Rag, Candyman, Eyes of the World, Touch of Grey

Set II: Jack Straw, He’s Gone, Unbroken Chain, Highway 61 Revisited, The Wheel, Standing on the Moon, Can’t Come Down, Magic Bus, Turn on Your Lovelight

E: Lady with a Fan > Terrapin Station


There are 16 comments associated with this post

wharfrat74 April 2, 2012, 19:55:30

what!!! cant come down!!?? warlocks ’65 are u freakin kiddin me??

wharfrat74 April 2, 2012, 19:57:01

an who sang highway 61…jackie??sick

Pm April 2, 2012, 21:53:48

Which way to the restaurant?

JM April 3, 2012, 02:03:52

SOTM Didnt happen, Watchtower in that spot. Jackie sang Highway 61 and it smoked!

Great Blue Heron April 3, 2012, 10:51:18

Phil has announced ALL Phil & Friends shows at Terrapin will be $150.00. thanks Phil!

Cleeet April 3, 2012, 11:36:25

When and where did Phil say all shows will be $150? please link it. I think you might have misunderstood.

makersandh2o April 3, 2012, 15:06:41

“classic Phil & Friends Quintet” Are we talking Trey, Page and Kimock? Or are we talking getting down and dirty with Haynes, Herring, Barraco and Molo. That would be the shiznit!

makersandh2o April 3, 2012, 15:09:12

Oops. Just saw the other article. It is the Haynes, Herring, Barraco and Molo grouping. Badass

Fryin Brian April 3, 2012, 17:58:45

All “Phil and Friends” shows are $150. Rambles and other versions are less.

michael russo April 3, 2012, 20:29:10

@ makersandh2o – there is only one version of “The Q’ – Lesh, Herring, Haynes, Baracco + Molo.. easily one of the best supergroups EVER.

makersandh2o April 4, 2012, 13:10:02

Hell yeah m. russo! I agree. Sometimes I wish I live on the west coast…, but the southeast is home for me >;o)

Great Blue Heron April 4, 2012, 11:02:21 all Phil & Friends shows at Crossroads will be $150.00

Ed Watts April 5, 2012, 14:51:30

Who had a better red beard – Phil Lesh or Trey Anastasio? Weigh in here:

Andy April 8, 2012, 14:44:03

Hands down this is the best source of news and reviews on Terrapin Crossroads:

blake wood April 18, 2012, 22:14:33

Don’t know about the Great Blue Heron but there was a Giant Brown Pelican having dinner in the canal behind Crossroads most nights around dinner time… :-)

Yarentsi April 23, 2012, 23:21:33

Hi Lesly, Glad you liked my description of the ccreont. While I am not a huge fan of his, I really do like much of his music and have a lot of respect for his longevity. I hope he gets to New Zealand to visit you!I did miss Art a bit when Simon sang Bridge Over Troubled Water. While it was nice it wasn’t quite right without him.

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