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Published: 2013/01/07

Terrapin Family Band Covers The Dead, R. Kelly and More on New Year’s Day

The Terrapin Family Band covered The Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show, R. Kelly and more at their New Year’s Day brunch show at Terrapin Crossroads on January 2. The band, which features Grahame Lesh, Brian Lesh, Scott Padden and Ross James, began their set with Brian Lesh’s original tune “One Empty Rose,” followed by a rendition of Justin Townes Earle’s “Working for the MTA.” The group then covered Johnny Cash’s “Chattanooga Sugar Babe,” before being joined by Alex Koford for Ross James’ “Detroit Turnaround,” which segued into “Bertha,” with Phil Lesh taking a quick break from his breakfast to hop in on vocals. The elder Lesh also stuck around to sing on a version of “Long Black Veil” with his sons. Next, the band played renditions of Ma Rainer’s “CC Rider” and Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” before going into a hilarious take on R. Kelley’s “Ignition (Remix).” The Terrapin Family Band tackled Chuck Berry’s “30 Days” next before Phil came back out for “Cumberland Blues.” You can check out the full setlist for the Terrapin Crossroads New Year’s Day brunch show below.

Phil Lesh and Mark Karan will join the Terrapin Family Band at the Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room this Thursday and Friday.

Here’s a look at the Terrapin Family Band setlist via Philzone

Tuesday, January 1, 2013, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

One Empty Rose BL
Working For The MTA RJ
Ballad Of Casey Jones GL
Chatanooga Sugar Babe BL
Detroit Turnaround** RJ
Bertha* GL
Chinatown Shuffle RJ
Long Black Veil* BL/GL/PL
CC Rider BL
Will The Circle Be Unbroken RJ
Wagon Wheel** GL
Ignition SP
Big River BL/RJ
30 Days RJ
Cumberland Blues* GL/BL/PL
Mountain Town

(*)with Phil Lesh taking a quick break from his breakfast to hop on some vocals.
(**)with Alex Koford on harmony vocals.
Initials indicate who is on vocals

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