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Published: 2012/12/10

MSMW Cover the Dead, The Beatles, Bob Marley and More in Colorado

Medeski Martin & Wood reunited with John Scofield for a two-night Colorado run this past weekend. On Friday night, MSMW performed at Denver’s Ogden Theatre and busted out a few different covers. Four songs into the night, after dusting off their classic “A Go Go,” MSMW reworked the Grateful Dead’s “Scarlet Begonias,” a song Medeski and Scofield recently performed at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads as members of Phil Lesh & Friends. The song led into a cover of Peter Tosh’s “Legalize it,” which took on special significance after Colorado legalized marijuana in November. Later in the night, MSMW performed The Beatles’ “Julia,” which they recorded for their 2006 album Out Louder. The number doubled as a tribute to John Lennon, who died on December 8, 1980.

On Saturday, the quartet performed at Boulder, CO’s Boulder Theater. The band performed a number of covers throughout the night, including Bob Marley’s “Lively Up Yourself,” “Amazing Grace” and Ray Charles’ “I Got a Woman,” among others.

MMW will kick off a multi-night run at New York’s Blue Note tomorrow.

Here’s a look at the run’s setlists via

Friday, December 7, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

Set 1: Hanuman > Down The Tubes (Improv), A Go Go, Scarlet Begonias, Legalize It, Drum intro > Miles Behind

Set 2: Chank > Jam > Deadzy > What Now, Southern Pacific,
Tuttie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing, Julia, Fuck You Guys

E: Hey Joe

Saturday, December 8, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO

Set I: Improv, Improv, Little Walter Rides Again, Tequila and Chocolate, Boozer

Set 2: Heaven On Earth, Lively Up Yourself, Miles Behind, Cachaca, Amazing Grace, Hottentot

E: I Got a Woman


There are 5 comments associated with this post

Hell Yeah December 10, 2012, 14:26:26

Man oh man! It doesn’t get much better than thatl!. Here’s hoping these shows get released sometime in the near future..

mark December 10, 2012, 14:34:50

MSMW needs to come east!!!

Lou Mitchell December 10, 2012, 15:45:13

Friday night was a great time. Guys were tight and on fire! One note on the setlist from Friday, the Boozer was either teased to played partially in the first set (during the down the tube jam).

KJQ December 10, 2012, 17:23:49

Cali could use some MSMW love. Yay for return of UberJam band, too

Sean December 10, 2012, 18:28:16

Denver was amazing! I was happy to see some mics, looks like its on btree

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