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Published: 2012/12/10

The Phil Lesh Quintet Close Their Reunion Run at Terrapin Crossroads with New Covers, Old Favorites

The Phil Lesh Quintet closed out their four-night reunion run at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads last night. The Quintet’s recent reunion run has featured a mix of exploratory jams, Grateful Dead favorites and classic rock covers as well as material from Lesh’s studio album There and Back Again. Of particular note, during last night’s performance the Quintet covered Robbie Robertson’s “Broken Arrow,” revisited the There and Back Again tune“The Real Thing” and debuted a cover of Eric Clapton’s “Forever Man.” The latter song was part of a continuous suite of music that included Traffic’s “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys,” “The Wheel,” “Dark Star,” Bonnie Dobson’s “Morning Dew” and Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour.” Then, the show closed with an acoustic and unplugged take on “Attics of My Life.”

Terrapin Crossroads will host the Terrapin Family Band in its bar space this Wednesday, and David Nelson Band in the Grate Room on Saturday.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section via

Sunday, December 9, Terrapin Crossroads San Rafael, CA

Set I: Alabama Getaway > Dire Wolf, Ramble On Rose, Loose Lucy, Broken Arrow, Brown Eyed Women, The Real Thing

Set II: Truckin’ > New Speedway, Eyes Of The World, Low Spark of High Heeled Boys > Forever Man > Jam > Dark Star > Morning Dew > Dark Star > Midnight Hour

E: Attics Of My Life


There are 6 comments associated with this post

Sean December 10, 2012, 13:05:47

You forgot that they played ‘The Wheel’ between ‘Forever Man’ and the 1st verse of ‘Dark Star’...there’s more than just a jam in there!

Scott Bernstein December 10, 2012, 11:37:49

Small detail: “Broken Arrow” is a Robbie Robertson original which was on his self-titled 1987 solo album. It was never performed by The Band.

Bob December 10, 2012, 11:38:16

Actually “Broken Arrow” is a Robbie Robertson song, not a Band song. It appeared on his 1986 self-titled solo album.

Scott Bernstein December 10, 2012, 11:47:11

Also — the Clapton song is called “Forever Man”, not “Forever Woman”

Clive Bigsby December 10, 2012, 11:56:58

Saw the “Q” last year at Warren Haynes Xmas Jam. I so wish I coulda been at these shows these past couple of days. Rockin’ setlists! Warren Haynes is my hero!

chris December 10, 2012, 16:15:35

Webcast quality was amazing for 7 bucks. Hope they figure a way to do this on the road as well.

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