Phil Lesh’s West Coast Ramble Returns with Band Tributes, Traffic Covers and More
Photo via Grahame Lesh’s Twitter
Phil Lesh kicked off his second weekend of West Coast Rambles at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads last night. Once again, the bassist’s Ramble band included Chris Robinson (guitar, vocals), Grahame Lesh (guitar, vocals), The Mother Hips’ Tim Bluhm (guitar, vocals), Jaz Sawyer (drums) and Ryan Adams & the Cardinals’ Jon Graboff (pedal steel). In addition, both RatDog guitarist Mark Karan and RatDog/Furthur keyboardist Jeff Chimenti performed as part of the band.
The two-set show kicked off with a cover of Traffic’s “Feelin’ Alright” that was led by Robinson and inspired by Joe Cocker’s arrangement of the song. During their second set, the ensemble also paid tribute to Levon Helm with a take on The Band/Bob Dylan classic “This Wheel’s on Fire.” Before his first Ramble last week, Lesh noted that Helm inspired him to open a venue before the drummer passed away last month.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Deadheadland.com as it appears in our Box Scores section
Thursday, May 17, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA
Set I: Feelin’ Alright, Loose Lucy, Mama Tried,Tennessee Jed, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Deal, Casey Jones
Set II: Truckin’ > This Wheel’s on Fire, Cumberland Blues, Bird Song, Uncle Johns Band, Comes A Time, Help On the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower