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Published: 2013/05/10

Turtle Rock Brings Four Sets to Terrapin Crossroads

Phil Lesh and Friends performed at Terrapin Crossroads last night as part of the venue’s free “Turtle Rock” event. Turtle Rock was scheduled earlier this week as a sort of conciliation show for Furthur’s cancelled appearance at the inaugural Bottle Rock Napa Valley Festival. The event also featured sets from the Terrapin Family Band, a trio featuring John Kadlecik, Neal Casal, and Ross James and The Terrapin All-Stars with Stu Allen.

The night kicked off with a set from the Terrapin Family Band, which consists of Phil’s sons Brian and Grahame Lesh, as well as Ross James, Scott Padden, Alex Koford, Alexander Nelson and Emily Sunderland. The group was followed by the trio, which notably featured John Kadlecik on fiddle, with Casal and James on guitar. Stu Allen and the Terrapin Allstars then played a set that included covers of Derek and the Dominos “Got To Get Better In A Little While” and The Beatles “Dig A Pony.”

Phil Lesh and Friends closed out the evening with a lineup that consisted of Lesh, Kadlecik and Casal, as well as Jeff Chimenti and Joe Russo. It was essentially Furthur, with Casal replacing Weir on guitar. The band played a number of Grateful Dead classics like “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On the Mountain,” along with a few choice covers like The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and Stephen Stills’ “Love The One You’re With.” Sunderland and James both joined the group for the “West L.A. Fadeaway” encore, and Sunderland stuck around to sing on the show closing “Sugaree.”

Here’s a look at last night’s Phil Lesh and Friends setlist

Thursday, May 9, 2013, Phil Lesh and Friends, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Shakedown Street, 
Dire Wolf, 
Pride of Cucamonga, 
Cumberland Blues, 
Love The One You’re With, 
Mason’s Children >
 He’s Gone >
Strawberry Fields Forever > 
Uncle John’s Band, 
Stella Blue >
 Scarlet Begonias >
 Fire on the Mountain, 
Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad

West L.A. Fadeaway (w/ Emily Sunderland, Ross James), 
Morning Dew, 
Sugaree (w/Emily Sunderland)

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