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Published: 2012/09/15

A Thursday with Phil & Sons

Photo by Jay Blakesberg via Terrapin Crossroads’ Facebook page

On Thursday night, Phil Lesh played yet another free show at his Terrapin Crossroads venue. The bassist performed with several Terrapin Crossroads regulars, including his sons Grahame and Brian Lesh, Ross James and drummer Scott Padden. In addition to classic material from the Grateful Dead’s catalog, Lesh offered up some rarer treats, including the old North Carolina folk song “Tom Dooley” and Ryan Adams’ “Oh My Sweet Carolina” (Neil Young & Crazy Horse recently reworked “Tom Dooley” for their new album Americana.)

The Lesh boys also took command on a few songs during the night. Brian Lesh sang lead on “Hard Luck Story,” by Adams’ old band Whiskeytown, as well as “Wharf Rat,” “Staggerlee” and his own “One Empty Rose.” Meanwhile, Grahame Lesh led the band on “Sugaree,” his own “San Francisco Rain” and The Head and the Hearts’ “Rivers and Roads.” Later, the brothers shared vocals on “Oh My Sweet Carolina” before the show closed with a sing-along version of “The Wheel.”

Here’s a look at the evening’s setlist by Spencer Stewart on

Thursday, September 13, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Jack Straw
Hard Luck Story
Tom Dooley
Tennessee Jed
Wharf Rat
San Francisco Rain
Rivers and Roads
One Empty Rose
Scarlet Begonias
Oh My Sweet Carolina
The Wheel

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