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Published: 2012/09/10

Phil Lesh Plays with All-Stars, Sons and Sless

A look at the Terrapin All-Stars’ rehearsals via Terrapin Crossroads’ Facebook page

Though Phil Lesh hosted his last summer Ramble over Labor Day weekend, the busy bassist performed at his San Rafael, CA club Terrapin Crossroads in two different configurations this past weekend. On Thursday night, Lesh and his sons Grahame and Brian played a free show in the club’s bar space. The evening included some unexpected original material, including Brian Lesh’s “To Heaven” and Grahame Lesh’s “Who I Was.” Onetime Phil Lesh & Friends member Barry Sless played pedal steel on a few songs as well: “To Heaven,” “Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues” and “I Know You Rider.”

On Friday, Lesh performed in Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room with the Terrapin All Stars. The ensemble featured Lesh, his sons, former JGB Band guitarist Stu Allen, Terrapin Crossroads regular Ross James and drummer Scott Padden. The show mostly focused on Dead classics, but dipped further into the classic rock realm with Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” and The Beatles’ “I Dig a Pony.”

For a look at both nights’ setlists, be sure to visit our Box Scores section.

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