Furthur Cover Ryan Adams at Summer Tour Opener
Photo by Dean Budnick
Furthur kicked off their summer tour at Pawtucket, RI’s McCoy Stadium last night. Though last night’s show was the tour’s official opening night, the group played a series of rehearsal shows at Phil Lesh’s San Rafael, CA venue Terrapin Crossroads last week. During their second set, Furthur performed one of the songs they debuted at Terrapin Crossroads last week, the New Orleans classic “Hey Pocky Way,” for the second time.
The night began with three songs that often serve as show openers: “Dancing In The Street,” “Shakedown Street” and “Jack Straw.” Then the members of Furthur debuted Ryan Adams’ Cold Roses single “Let It Ride”, which Phil & Friends has played on several occasions. The Grateful Dead offshoot already cover four other Adams originals: “Bartering Lines,” “Magnolia Mountain,” “Peaceful Valley” and “Nobody Girl.” After meeting Lesh at the 2005 Jammy Awards, Adams played a few shows with the bassist. Lesh continues to cover his material with Phil & Friends as well and has invited several members of Adams’ former band the Cardinals to play his Terrapin Crossroads Rambles.
Furthur’s summer tour continues in Canandaigua, NY this evening. For more on Lesh, be sure to read our recent archival interview over on Relix.com.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Philzone.org
Thursday, July 5, McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, RI
Dancing In The Street >
Let It Ride >
Black Throated Wind
Reuben & Cherise
The Other One >
Dear Mr. Fantasy >
Playing in the Band >
Standin on the Moon >
Hey Pocky Way
Uncle John’s Band