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Published: 2012/11/10

Jason Crosby Sits In With Phil Lesh & Friends

Phil Lesh & Friends played the final show of their three night run at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ last night. In addition to Lesh, the line up consisted of Jeff Chimenti, Jackie Greene, John Kadlecik and Joe Russo. The band was also joined by Jason Crosby, former member of Zen Tricksters, God Street Wine and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, for a few songs throughout the night. Crosby first joined the group on fiddle for “Crazy Fingers” in the middle of the first set and stayed on for “Bertha” and a set closing “Cumberland Blues.” Phil Lesh & Friends also played a cover of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” during the first set.

Crosby came back on stage as the band kicked off their second set with “The Wheel” before jamming into a rendition of The Who’s “Magic Bus,” which then segued into “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad.” Crosby then stayed on for a nice version of The Band’s “Life Is A Carnival” (which you can watch above) that went into “Uncle John’s Band.” Crosby also returned for “Scarlet Begonias” later in the set. The show ended with an encore of Bobby Bland’s “Turn On Your Lovelight.” You can view the full set list from last night’s show below.

Phil Lesh & Friends, November 9, 2012, The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ setlist via Deadheadland

Set I:
Jack Straw, Loser, Mama Tried, Mr. Charlie, Pride of Cucamonga, Crazy Fingers*, Bertha*, Cumberland Blues*

Set II:
The Wheel* > Magic Bus* >Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad*, Life Is A Carnival* > Uncle John’s Band*, Mountain Song > Wharf Rat > Scarlet Begonias* > Fire On the Mountain

Turn On Your Lovelight

(*) w/ Jason Crosby on fiddle


There are 4 comments associated with this post

Strop Stabler November 10, 2012, 16:13:57

Hand signals are a sign of weakness in the jam band universe. Danko lives!

Sully November 11, 2012, 11:29:44

And don’t forget Jason was a key guy in Solar Circus

Wooker T. November 12, 2012, 14:57:26

Jason Crosby is awesome. Check out his cd with Leo Nocentelli and Oteil Burbridge doing ‘The Hype and the Hooplah’ Jasons string arrangment on the track is crazy good. Its good to see Phil hanging with musicians of this caliber.

uncleowen November 21, 2012, 14:34:35

Jason also played in Franklin Turnpike with Joe Russo. They would do gigs together at Wetlands with Solar on the bill too. Great times.

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