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Published: 2012/08/13

Phil Lesh & Friends Hoedown

The Hoedown. Photo via Terrapin Crossroads’ Facebook page

Phil Lesh and Friends continued the Terrapin Hoedown at Lesh’s San Rafael, CA venue, Terrapin Crossroads. On Friday, Lesh was once again joined by Jon Graboff, Tony Leone, Mark Karan, Ross James, and son Grahame Lesh. In addition to the originally announced band, Hot Buttered Rum fiddle player Aaron Redner performed on both nights and noted banjo player Boo Reiners stopped in to sit on several tunes throughout the night. The band moved through Grateful Dead classics such as “Scarlet Begonias,” “Fire on the Mountain,” and “Viola Lee Blues,” as well as takes on Bob Dylan/The Band’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece” and Dylan’s “Going, Going, Gone.” The second night of the four-night Hoedown closed with Lesh’s “Donor Rap.”

The Saturday night show featured a similar lineup, this time with Furthur keyboardist Jeff Chimenti joining the band. Much like the Friday night edition, Saturday featured an emphasis on Grateful Dead tunes, with “Shakedown Street” and “Friend of the Devil” opening up the show. Also featured was “Alabama Getaway,” “New Speedway Boogie,” and “Bird Song.” “Deal” featured drummer Tony Leone on vocals, as did “Alabama Getaway.” Covers ruled the night yet again with Willie Nelson’s “Whiskey River” and Doc Watson’s “Peach-Pickin’ Down in Georgia” making the setlist as well. The classic “And We Bid You Goodnight” featured everybody on vocals, and ended the night in typical Phil Lesh style.

Here’s a look at both setlists Philzone.or

Friday, August 10, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Scarlet Begonias >

Fire On The Mountain

Panama Red

Nobody’s Lonesome for Me

When I Paint My Masterpiece

Mississippi Half Step

Going, Going, Gone

Tennessee Jed

Big Railroad Blues

Swinging Doors

Old Man


Cumberland Blues

Viola Lee Blues

E: Donor Rap

Saturday, August 11, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Shakedown Street >

Friend of The Devil

Big Boss Man

Deal >

New Speedway Boogie

Midnight Moonlight

Peach-Pickin’ Down in Georgia

Pride of Cucamonga

Alabama Getaway

Chattanooga Sugar Babe

Bird Song

Willie and the Hand Jive

Loose Lucy

Whiskey River

E: Donor Rap

Rocky Top

Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad >

And We Bid You Goodnight

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