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Published: 2013/08/02

Mike Gordon Joins Phil Lesh for Jerry’s Birthday House Party

Photo by Stuart Levine

Mike Gordon made a surprise appearance at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads last night. The Phish bassist joined venue host Phil Lesh & the Terrapin All Stars during an evening that was billed as Jerry’s Birthday House Party. In addition to Lesh on bass, this incarnation of the Terrapin All Stars featured Grahame Lesh (acoustic guitar, vocals), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Boo Reiners (guitar, banjo, & vocals), Stu Allen (guitar, vocals), Tony Leone (drums, vocals) and Emily Sunderland (vocals). Acacia and Midnight North opened the night.

Gordon emerged during the Terrapin All Stars’ set to play a Fender precision bass and sing on “Tennessee Jed” and “He’s Gone.” After the show, Lesh formally wished Garcia a happy birthday. Then, he led Allen, Casal, Reiners and Leone through a campfire jam on the venue’s new Magnolia Sun Patio that included “Friend of The Devil,” “Deep Elem Blues,” “Brokedown Palace” and “And We Bid You Goodnight.”

Lesh also made a surprise appearance at Terrapin Crossroads on Wednesday when he sat in with a different version of The Terrapin All-Stars, that also included his son Grahame, on “Mama Tried.”

Phish will kick off a three-night run at San Francisco, CA’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium this evening. Lesh is expected to join Warren Haynes for this evening’s Garcia symphonic tribute at San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall.

Click here for a full photo gallery from yesterday’s show.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via Rob Scalcione at as it appears: in our Box Scores section

Thursday, August 1, Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA

Shakedown Street
Tennessee Jed*
West L.A. Fadeaway
He’s Gone*
Ramble on Rose
Duprees Diamond Blues
Black Muddy River
Dark Star v1>
Standing On The Moon>
St. Stephen>
Help on The Way>
Slipknot! >
Franklin’s Tower

(*) with Mike Gordon

E: (around the campfire)
Friend of The Devil
Deep Elem Blues
Brokedown Palace
And We Bid You Goodnight

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