Phil Lesh Covers Gram Parsons, Welcomes Mike Gordon at Terrapin Crossroads
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Phish bassist Mike Gordon joined Phil Lesh and Friends last night during their performance at Terrapin Crossroads. Gordon, who was enjoying a night off from the second leg of Phish’s Summer Tour, emerged at the start of the second set for a dual bass jam with Lesh. The rest of the band then joined the bassists for a selection of Dead tunes including “The Wheel,” “Uncle John’s Band,” “Death Don’t Have No Mercy,” “I Know You Rider,” “Loser” and “Franklin’s Tower.”
Earlier in the evening, Lesh and Friends continued Album Week at Terrapin Crossroads with a cover of Gram Parsons’ 1973 album Grievous Angel in its entirety. Lesh’s band consisted of his sons Grahame and Brian in addition to guitarist Mark Karan, multi-instrumentalist Ross James, keyboardist Conor O’Sullivan, drummer Scott Paden and vocalist Eliott Peck. Lesh and Friends tackled Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks the previous night.
Album Week continues at Terrapin Crossroads tonight while Phish kicks off the first of three nights at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Check out audio of Gordon and Lesh performing a bass jam at the start of the band’s second set below.
*Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Phil Zone.*
Performing Gram Parsons’ Grievous Angel
Set I: Return of the Grievous Angel, Hearts on Fire, I Can’t Dance, Brass Buttons, $1000 Wedding, Medley Live from Northern Quebec: (a) Cash on the Barrelhead (b) Hickory Wind, Love Hurts, Las Vegas, In My Hour of Darkness
Phil Lesh & Mike Gordon
Set II: Bass Jam > (Rest of the band enters) The Wheel > Uncle John’s Band, Death Don’t Have No Mercy, I Know You Rider, Loser, Franklin’s Tower