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Published: 2012/07/04

Phil Lesh’s Pre-Tour Terrapin Crossroads Send-Off

Lesh with The Fall Risk in June

As previously reported, last night Phil Lesh played one final show at San Rafael, CA venue Terrapin Crossroads before heading on tour with Furthur. The free show took place in the club’s bar space. Lesh was joined by Jackie Greene and Ross James. The trio played through a number of Grateful Dead classics and other assorted covers. James sang lead on “Sitting On Top Of The World” and Johnny Cash’s “Chattanooga Sugarbabe” (Lesh has covered Cash with increased regularity at Terrapin Crossroads). In addition, Lesh led the trio through “Whiskey In A Jar” and “Friend Of The Devil” while Greene offered his own “One Bad Love.” The set came to a close with a Greene-led version of “Bertha.”

Lesh has performed at Terrapin Crossroads multiple times per week since officially opening the venue in March. In addition to his own Rambles and free bar shows, he also sat in with Furthur singer Jeff Pehrson’s band The Fall Risk on three songs on June 23, including “All Along The Watchtower” (which can be seen above). Furthur kicks off their summer tour at Pawtucket, RI’s McCoy Stadium on July 5.

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

Tuesday, July 3, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Sitting On Top Of The World
U.S. Blues
Chattanooga Sugarbabe
Whiskey In A Jar
One Bad Love
He’s Gone
Big River
Friend Of The Devil
New Speedway Boogie
Scarlet Begonias


There are 4 comments associated with this post

utimatelywhogivesaf#ck July 4, 2012, 16:36:31


BluzCatKeef July 5, 2012, 08:20:02

I love Phil Lesh and it would have been wonderful to hear him play. Unfortunately this was a jumble of cluttered, muddy, self-indulgent jamming that was not mixed properly or presented in a way that would allow Lesh’s playing to be heard. Sad really, but hey it’s a bar band. At least Phil looked like he was having fun; and that’s all that matters!
Peace & Luv, BluzCatKeef
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Jack July 6, 2012, 15:21:41

They sure seemed to work out the kinks on 7/3. They sounded to be in mid-tour form at McCoy Stadium on 7/5… Very high energy… Very tight throughout the night Looks like fans are going to be treated with some excellent set lists and great jams this summer

Andy July 8, 2012, 12:56:23

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