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Published: 2013/03/15

Phil Lesh and Friends Kick Off Four-Night Unbroken Chain Benefit Run

Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jackie Greene, Jeff Chimenti, Joe Russo and Jason Crosby kicked off the first of four Unbroken Chain benefit shows at Terrapin Crossroads last night. The first set kicked off with a jam before going into “Cumberland Blues,” “I Need A Miracle” and a rendition of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried.” They then played “Ramble On Rose,” “Mexicali Blues” and “Candyman,” followed by a set closing “Casey Jones.” Crosby spent the set switching between keyboard and fiddle—though he was absent for “Ramble On Rose.”

The next set consisted of a string of songs that all played into each other, including a fitting “The Music Never Stopped,” which segued into a version of Delbert McClinton’s “Standing On Shaky Ground.” The band also played a few more covers like The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” and a take on The Who’s “Magic Bus” that played into James “Sugar Boy” Crawford’s New Orleans classic “Iko Iko.” The set came to an end with “And We Bid You Good Night.” Once again, Crosby sifted between his keys and his fiddle throughout the set, with the exception of his absence on “The Music Never Stopped,” “Magic Bus” and “Mason’s Children.”

Phil Lesh and Friends will continue with their Unbroken Chain benefit concerts at Terrapin Crossroads tonight, tomorrow and Sunday.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist vi

Phil Lesh and Friends, Thursday, March 14, 2013, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Set I:
Jam > Cumberland Blues*, I Need a Miracle^, Mama Tried*, Ramble on Rose, Mexicali Blues*, Candyman^, Casey Jones^

Set II: Jam > Jack Straw* > The Music Never Stopped > Standing on Shaky Ground^ > Bird Song* > Dear Prudence* > Mason’s Children > Magic Bus > Iko Iko^ > Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad^ > And We Bid You Goodnight^


(*) Jason Crosby on fiddle
(^) Jason Crosby on keyboard

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