Phil Lesh Dusts Off Classic Covers with Stanley Jordan and Friends at Terrapin Crossroads
Phil Lesh returned to Terrapin Crossroads last night for the second of four “Summer Rambles” at his San Rafael, CA venue this weekend. Once again, the bassist’s band included Ryan Adams & the Cardinals/Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik, Chris Robinson Brotherhood/Black Crowes keyboardist Adam MacDougall, Furthur drummer Joe Russo along with guitar wizard (and recently appointed sit-in king) Stanley Jordan.
As with the previous night, the ensemble opened the show with a cover—this time a take on J.J. Cale’s “After Midnight.” The set featured a number of Grateful Dead classics, including the closing combination of “Help on the Way,” “Slipknot!,” and “Franklin’s Tower.”
Following in the Phil & Friends tradition, the second set kicked off with a freeform jam, before moving into the set’s first improvisational highlight, “Playing in the Band.” During the set, the group also dusted off several classic, including The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower.” “Eyes of the World,” “Dark Star” and a Stanley Jordan improvational jam also proved to be highlights of the set.
Lesh and friends return to Terrapin Crossroads for another Summer Ramble tonight.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section.
Phil Lesh Ramble
San Rafael, CA
Set I: After Midnight, Ramble on Rose, Dire Wolf, Pride of Cucamonga, Cumberland Blues, Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower
Set II: Jam > Playing in the Band > Jam > Eleanor Rigby, Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World > Dark Star > Stanley Jordan Jam > Stairway to Heaven > Dark Star > All along the Watchtower > I Know You Rider
Enc: Brown Eyed Women