Phil Lesh and Bob Weir Perform With New Projects at All Good
Photos by Frank Lanza
Thornville, OH’s All Good Music Festival kicked off last night. Held at Legend Valley, where the Grateful Dead played several historic shows, the festival’s opening night boasted both a new Phil Lesh & Friends lineup and a new Bob Weir project.
Lesh led a version of Phil & Friends featuring familiar faces like Jackie Greene (Keyboards, harmonica, guitar), Larry Campbell (guitar, fiddle), Joe Russo (drums) and his sons, Grahame (guitar) and Brian (mandolin). Phil & Friends alum—and Campbell’s wife— Teresa Williams also joined in on a few songs, including The Band’s “Chest Fever,” “Big River,” “Peggy-o” and the blues classic “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” (both Campbell and Williams are longtime members of Levon Helm Band and performed most these selections with that group as well). As he regularly does at his new Terrapin Crossroads club, Lesh also offered a take on Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prision Blues.”
Weir used the opportunity to debut his new project with Bruce Hornsby and Branford Marsalis. The set opened with the three musicians onstage jamming into an acoustic “Birdsong,” but later on Hornsby brought out additional members of his Noisemakers solo band. The set included a mix of Dead and Hornsby staples: “Loser,” “Jack Straw,” “Scarlet Begonias,” “Rainbow’s Cadillac,” “Across the Great Divide,” “Frankin’s Tower,” and “Hell in a Bucket,” among others.
Both Weir and Lesh will bring their new projects to Bridgeport, CT’s Gathering of the Vibes this evening.
Here’s a look at Lesh’s setlist via Philzone.org
Thursday, July 18, All Good Music & Camping Festival, Thornville, OH
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning (*)
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodooloo
New Speedway Boogie
Viola Lee Blues>
Folsom Prision Blues>
Viola Lee Blues
And We Bid You Goodnight
(*)with Teresa Williams