Keith Urban, Dylan and Dead Tunes at Phil’s Ramble
“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” from the previous night’s Ramble
Last night was night three of Phil Lesh’s Final Summer Ramble run at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads. Once again the lineup featured drummer Joe Russo, Chris Robinson Brotherhood/Ryan Adams & Cardinals guitarist Neal Casal, RatDog guitarist Mark Karan, Chris Robinson Brotherhood/Black Crowes keyboard player Adam MacDougall and Ryan Adams & the Cardinals pedal steel player Jon Graboff. The group opened with Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” with Karan on vocals, which segued into the Grateful Dead’s “Candyman” on which Casal sang lead. The set later closed out with a similar juxtaposition, as Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” gave way to the Dead’s “Sugaree,” with singing duties handled by Karan and Casal, respectively. The evening’s big surprise came a few songs earlier as Casal led the group through a version of Keith Urban’s “‘Til Summer Comes Around.” The second set featured much open-ended improv, particular during a stretch that moved from “Into the Mystic” through “Uncle John’s Band,” “Dark Star” and “Stella Blue.”
Lesh and Friends will Ramble again tonight at Terrapin.
Here’s the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section
Set I: Like a Rolling Stone > Candyman, Crazy Fingers > ‘Til Summer Comes Around, Long Black Veil, Highway 61 Revisited, Sugaree
Set II: Ship of Fools, Cosmic Charlie, Into the Mystic > Jam > Uncle John’s Band > Jam > Dark Star > Stella Blue, Help on the Way > Slipknot > Franklin’s Tower
Enc: Don’t Ease Me In