Phil Lesh Performs American Beauty
Phil Lesh closed his “album week” run at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads last night. The show was free and took place in the venue’s bar space. After performing Gram Parsons’ Grievous Angel and Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks earlier in the week, Lesh looked closer to home and performed the Grateful Dead’s 1970 classic American Beauty in its entirety during his first set. Then, he returned for a second set that was built around “Viola Lee Blues.”
Throughout the night, the bassist was backed by Grahame Lesh, Brian Lesh, Mark Karan, Barry Sless and Scott Padden. Phil & Friends already performed the American Beauty companion album Workingman’s Dead in its entirety as part of Terrapin Crossroads’ opening celebration.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Philzone.org
Friday, August 17, Terrapin Crossroads San Rafael, CA
Set I ( American Beauty ): Jam > Box of Rain, Friend of The Devil, Sugar Magnolia, Operator, Candyman, Ripple, Brokedown Palace, Till The Morning Comes, Attics of My Life, Truckin’
Set II: Viola Lee Blues > Bertha > Viola Lee Blues > New Speedway Boogie > Viola Lee Blues