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Published: 2013/04/10

Phil Lesh Joins Dark Star Orchestra at Terrapin Crossroads

Photo by Matt Reynolds via DSO’s Facebook page

Phil Lesh sat in with Dark Star Orchestra at his own San Rafael, CA venue Terrapin Crossroads last night. The bassist emerged at the start of Dark Star Orchestra’s set for a run from “China Cat Sunflower” into “I Know You Rider.” He remained onstage as the group launched into a version of “Cryptical Envelopment” that morphed into “The Other One” and the rest of “Cryptical Envelopment.”

The Grateful Dead bassist sat in with Dark Star Orchestra for the first time at San Francisco, CA’s The Fillmore this past October. DSO guitarist John Kadlecik currently plays with Lesh in Furthur while DSO keyboardist Rob Barraco and guitarist Jeff Mattson are former members of Phil & Friends. Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux, Vince Welnick and Tom Constanten have all joined the Dead tribute act at various shows over the years.

Dark Star Orchestra will perform at Weir’s Sweetwater Music Hall this evening.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Dark Star Orchestra’s homepage

Tuesday, April 9, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Set I: Dancing In The Street, Till The Morning Comes, Easy Wind, High Time, Not Fade Away > New Orleans > Not Fade AWay > Death Don’t Have No Mercy > Viola Lee Blues

Set Ii: China Cat Sunflower(*) >I Know You Rider (*) Cryptical Envelopment (*) > The Other One (*) > Cryptical Envelopment (*), Hard To Handle, Alligator > Drums > Alligator > The Eleven > Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad

E: Brokedown Palace

*Phil Lesh On Bass

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