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Published: 2013/03/11

Mark Karan and Jason Crosby Join Phil Lesh at Terrapin Crossroads

Photo by Stuart Levine

RatDog guitarist Mark Karan and multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby, two Marin County staples, sat in with Phil Lesh this weekend. The collaborations took place at Lesh’s San Rafael, CA venue Terrapin Crossroads, which celebrated its first anniversary over the weekend. For all three of Lesh’s performances this weekend, the bassist’s band consisted of guitarist/singer Jackie Greene, Ollabelle drummer Tony Leone, guitarist Stu Allen and Furthur/RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The shows benefited the Unbroken Chain Foundation.

Last night, Crosby took the stage with the ensemble for their entire first set, which included “Friend of the Devil,” “Loser,” “Next Time You See Me,” “Peggy-O,” “He’s Gone,” Greene’s “Mexican Girl” and “Cosmic Charlie.” He returned at the start of the band’s second set for “China Cat Sunflower,” Ryan Adams’ “Let it Ride,” “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” and “Uncle John’s Band.”

On Friday, Karan joined Lesh and his friends on two occasions. He emerged near the end of the band’s first set for “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” and returned during the group’s encore for “U.S. Blues.”

Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads anniversary celebration will continue with a “house party” this evening.

Click here for a gallery from Friday’s performance.

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