Marco Benevento Rambles with Phil Lesh, Joe Russo and Friends
Phil Lesh hosted one of his final summer Rambles at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads last night. Like Thursday’s show, the evening featured Lesh on bass, Ryan Adams & Cardinals/Chris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal, RatDog guitarist Mark Karan, Furthur/Duo drummer Joe Russo, Chris Robinson Brotherhood/Black Crowes keyboardist Adam MacDougall and Ryan Adams & the Cardinals pedal steel player Jon Graboff. At the end of the night, Russo’s Duo partner Marco Benevento also emerged to play keyboards on “Not Fade Away.” The Woodstock, NY-based Benevento was in the area to perform at a wedding and will return to Terrapin Crossroads for a show of his own on September 14. Both Russo and Benevento backed Lesh and his sons at a Princeton University event in early June.
For his encore, Lesh said good bye to the summer with a cover of The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer in the City.” Phil & Friends will Ramble at Terrapin Crossroads again this evening.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Philzone.org
Friday, August 31, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA
Set I: Jam > Here Comes Sunshine, Mr. Charlie, Ramble on Rose, Tennessee Jed, To Lay Me Down, This Wheel’s On Fire, Bertha
Set II: He’s Gone >Loser, Mountain Song > Jam > Playing in the Band, The Other One, Mason’s Children, Comes A Time, Playin’ Reprise Not Fade Away*
E: Summer in the City
*with Marco Benevento on keys