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Published: 2013/06/30

Phil Lesh’s Prom Night

Phil Lesh hosted the first Terrapin Crossroads Prom at his San Rafael, CA club last night. The bassist performed with The Terrapin Family Band: Grahame Lesh (guitar, vocals), Brian Lesh (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Ross James (guitar, vocals), Alex Koford (drums, vocals) and Emily Sunderland (vocals).

Instead of a set of traditional prom ballads and current radio hits, Lesh offered a unique set of prom songs drawn from the extended Grateful Dead catalog. Those songs included “Big Railroad Blues,” “Althea,” “Brown-Eyed Women,” The Band’s “Up on Cripple Creek,” “Loose Lucy,” “El Paso,” “Ramble on Rose,” Tim Bluhm’s “Squeaky Wheel,” “Samson & Delilah” and “Ripple.” The elder Lesh also had the honor of announcing the evening’s prom king and queen.

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

Saturday, June 29, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Big Railroad Blues
Brown-Eyed Women
Up on Cripple Creek
Loose Lucy
El Paso
Ramble on Rose
Squeaky Wheel
Samson & Delilah


There are 4 comments associated with this post

Rabbi Levine June 30, 2013, 17:02:45

I’m performing a brisk at Terrapin Crossroads next Wednesday. So excited and can’t wait to find out the songs he chooses to perform for this special occasion!

Chalkdust99 July 1, 2013, 08:47:03

For the brisk: Black Peter

go dolphins July 1, 2013, 10:44:03

it’s a bris, not brisk

NOGOYHERE July 1, 2013, 16:04:23

ooooh… i’ll have the brisket, that sounds delicious.

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