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Published: 2012/10/20

Phil Lesh Covers Old Folk Tunes At Second Harvest Hoedown

Phil Lesh covered a bunch of traditional folk songs at last night’s Harvest Hoedown at Terrapin Crossroads. Some songs were part of the classic Grateful Dead catalog, while others are newer additions to the Dead-related songbook.

Lesh and his band, which consisted of Jon Graboff, Tony Leone, Ross James, Grahame Lesh, Brian Lesh and Boo Reiners, played renditions of the folk tunes “Tom Dooley,” The Moonshiner,” “Stagger Lee,” “Delia’s Gone” and “Whiskey In The Jar,” as well as Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” and Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried.” There was a bit of a pattern in the choice of songs, as most of them dealt with themes of alcoholism and murder. Phil Lesh will be playing two more Harvest Hoedowns tonight and tomorrow. You can view last night’s full set list below.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via

Friday, October 19, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Alabama Getaway, Don’t Ease Me In, Tom Dooley, Brown-Eyed Women, Jack Straw, Moonshiner, Row Jimmy, Stagger Lee, Delia’s Gone, Whiskey in the Jar, Folsom Prison Blues, Mama Tried, Viola Lee Blues

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