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Published: 2012/09/03

Phil Lesh’s Final Summer Ramble

“Scarlet Begonias” from Thursday night’s Ramble

On Friday September 21, Phil Lesh will open Furthur’s next tour at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Prior to that date he has not announced any additional appearances and billed this past weekend’s four night stand at Terrapin Crossroads as the “Last Chance to Ramble this Summer.” Joining him for these dates were Joe Russo, Neal Casal, Mark Karan, Adam MacDougall and Jon Graboff. Last night’s performance opened with “Alabama Getaway” and then offered two sets comprised of material from Lesh’s repertoire with the Grateful Dead, including a standout second set stretch from “St. Stephen” into “The Wheel,” “Estimated Prophet” and “Eyes of the World,” followed by “Death Don’t Have No Mercy,” “Bird Song” and a closing “Turn On Your Lovelight.” The group then returned to the stage for the lone song of the night not associated with the Dead, as Mark Karan sang lead on “Summer Days” from Bob Dylan’s 2001 album Love and Theft.

Here is a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section.

Set I: Alabama Getaway, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo > Jam > Brown Eyed Women, Deal, It Must Have Been The Roses, Easy Wind > Cold Rain & Snow

Set II: Jam > Althea, St. Stephen > The Wheel > Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World, Death Don’t Have No Mercy, Bird Song, Turn On Your Lovelight

Enc: Summer Days

Phil Lesh – bass, vocals
Neal Casal – guitar, vocals
Mark Karan – guitar, vocals
Joe Russo – drums
Adam MacDougall – keyboards
Jon Graboff – pedal steel, guitar, & vocals



There are 2 comments associated with this post

sr September 3, 2012, 13:42:42

phil & friends scheduled for telluride bluesfest sun, 9/16. chris robinson brotherhood also plays that day, so guessing Casal and MacDougall are going to play w/ phil. Mule plays day before, could warren be joining phil? anyone have any intel?

Yossarian September 3, 2012, 14:29:54

Summer Days! Good choice there!

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