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Published: 2012/05/13

Phil Lesh & Friends Look Back to the 60s and 70s at Terrapin Crossroads

Phil Lesh continued his series of “West Coast Rambles” over the weekend at his San Rafael, CA club Terrapin Crossroads. While Thursday’s performance was billed as a “special album night,” the following nights were regular shows. Both Friday and Saturday’s performances featured the musical lineup of Lesh on bass, Tim and Nicki Bluhm on guitar and vocals, Chris Robinson on vocals and guitar, Railroad Earth multi-instrumentalist John Skehan, Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s Adam MacDougall on keyboards, Jaz Sawyer on drums and Lesh’s son Grahame on guitar and vocals. RatDog guitarist Mark Karan, who was not announced on the Ramble lineups, also took part in the action on both Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s performance formed a theme early on, with the band tackling a number of classic covers from the late 60s. In the first set alone, Lesh and company covered the iconic Buffalo Springfield protest tune “For What It’s Worth,” The Rolling Stones’ “Street Fighting Man,” Bob Dylan’s “Blowing in the Wind” and Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.” The second set also included a number of 60s covers, including The Byrds’ “Eight Miles High,” Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused,” and Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale.”

The cover theme carried over into Saturday’s Ramble, which moved onto the next decade with a slew of songs from the 70s. The list of classic 70s tracks the group tackled in the first set included J.J. Cale’s “Call Me the Breeze,” Neil Young’s “Old Man,” and Joni Mitchell’s “Carey Get Out Your Cane,” while the second set’s selection featured Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide,” James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain,” and Bob Dylan’s “Hurricane.” The Ramble closed out with a cover of the Stones’ 1974 hit “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll.”

Terrapin Crossroads hosts a fourth “West Coast Ramble” this evening. See below for a video of a segment of “St. Stephen” from Friday’s Ramble as well as setlists from both nights.

Phil Lesh & Friends
Ramble
The Grate Room, Terrapin Crossroads
San Rafael, CA
May 11, 2012

Set 1: Alligator > Caution, For What It’s Worth, Street Fighting Man, Blowing In The Wind, Viola Lee Blues > Folsom Prison Blues > Viola Lee Blues

Set 2: Eight Miles High, China Cat Sunflower > Dazed & Confused > The Other One > Dark Star >
Whiter Shade of Pale > Jam > Dark Star > St. Stephen > Morning Dew

E: Donor Rap, I Know You Rider (all)

Phil Lesh & Friends
Ramble
The Grate Room, Terrapin Crossroads
San Rafael, CA
May 12, 2012

Set 1:
Here Comes Sunshine , Call Me the Breeze ,Old Man, Eyes of the World, Carey Get Out Your Cane, Dancing In the Streets, Sugaree

Set 2: Sugar Magnolia, Landslide, Scarlet Begonias, Fire & Rain, Franklin’s Tower, Hurricane, Fire On the Mountain

E: Donor Rap, It’s Only Rock N’ Roll

Comments

There are 3 comments associated with this post

Cloudy Knight May 14, 2012, 13:09:04

OK, now I’m beginning to see a difference between the Phil & Friends shows at TXR and the Rambles. The Rambles have all sorts of out of left field cover songs. Good on you, Phil.

JP76 May 14, 2012, 16:12:52

Does anyone want to give me a job and a place to live in Marin Co. so I can start going to these Terrapin Crossroads shows?

Andy May 14, 2012, 23:09:08

Phil’s really rockin’ it at TC! For Terrapin Crossroads news, reviews, audios, videos and setlists I highly recommend http://www.terrapinlanding.com

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