Phil Lesh and Friends Celebrate Jerry’s 70th at Terrapin Crossroads
Phil Lesh and a group of his musical peers honored what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday with a special performance last night at Terrapin Crossroads. In addition to Lesh, the evening featured a number of Terrapin Crossroads regulars including Lesh’s sons Brian (mandolin) and Grahame (guitar keyboards), along with Jackie Greene (keyboards, guitar), Mark Karan (guitar), Ross James (guitar, pedal steel) and John Molo (drums). Also on hand for the evening—although they did not perform—were Phish bassist Mike Gordon, Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood/Black Crowes multi-instrumentalist Adam MacDougall.
The performance consisted entirely of Grateful Dead classics, including many Garcia-sung favorites like “Deal,” “Dire Wolf,” “Peggy-O,” “Cold Rain & Snow,” “Sugaree,” “Loser,” “The Wheel,” “Eyes of the World,” and “So Many Roads.” Prior to the double encore, Lesh and the rest of the musicians (including those who did not perform) handed out cupcakes to those in the audience in honor of Garcia’s 70th.
Here’s a look at the setlist from last night as it appears in our Box Scores section.
“Happy Birthday Jerry!” with Phil Lesh & Friends
Terrapin Crossroads San Rafael, CA
I Know You Rider, Viola Lee Blues, Deal, Dire Wolf, Peggy-O, Cold Rain & Snow, Sugaree, Loser, The Wheel > Eyes of the World, So Many Roads, Liberty
Enc: Black Muddy River, Box of Rain
Phil Lesh – Bass, Vocals
Brian Lesh – Mandolin, Vocals
Grahame Lesh – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Jackie Greene – Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
Mark Karan – Guitar, Vocals
Ross James – Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Vocals
John Molo – Drums
Source: Phil Zone