Phil Lesh & Friends Offer Classic Rock Covers and "Hallelujah" on Sunday
The recently renovated Grate Room via Tweeprise’s Twitter
Phil Lesh brought the first weekend of his grand reopening celebration for his Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room to a close last night. Like Friday and Saturday’s shows, Lesh’s band consisted of guitarists Warren Haynes and John Scofield, keyboardist John Medeski and drummer Joe Russo. The evening had something of a gospel feel at times, including runs through “Amazing Grace” and “Hallelujah.” The ensemble offered a number of songs from the classic rock songbook, too: Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” The Allman Brothers Band’s “Blue Sky,” Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love” and The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Haynes and Lesh have performed “Blue Sky” together during their various collaborations over the years. The song “Hallelujah” was profiled on NPR earlier Sunday morning thanks to writer and Relix contributor Alan Light’s new book The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of Hallelujah. Jackie Greene opened the night and invited RatDog guitarist Mark Karan to perform with him during his set.
Terrapin Crossroads’ reopening extravaganza will continue on Thursday with Lesh’s classic Quintet. His entire reopening celebration will be webcast. In addition, the club will host the Terrapin Family Band featuring Karan tomorrow.
Here’s a look a Lesh’s setlist via Philzone.org
Sunday, December 2, Terrapin Crossroads San Rafael, CA
Set I: Jam > Dear Mr. Fantasy > Here Comes Sunshine, Amazing Grace > Blue Sky, Ramble on Rose, Sunshine of Your Love > Cosmic Charlie
Set II: Hallelujah > Bird Song > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Jam > Dark Star > While My Guitar Gently Weeps > Dark Star > Not Fade Away > Lovelight > Not Fade Away
E: Stella Blue