Phil Lesh & Friends, American Jubilee Take On Sticky Fingers
Yesterday we reported that Phil Lesh and Friends and American Jubilee had performed all of the songs from The Rolling Stones’ 1969 album Let It Bleed over the course of three shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and the Best Buy Theatre in New York City. Now it looks like the two bands have begun working their way through the Stones’ classic 1971 release Sticky Fingers.
It all began on Wednesday night, when Phil and Friends encored with “Brown Sugar.” At the time, it just seemed like they were closing out the show with a bonus Stones tune. However, American Jubilee continued the trend last night when they performed Sticky Fingers’ second track, “Sway” during their opening set. Phil and Friends then kept it going when they opened with the album’s third tack “Wild Horses” and wrapped up their first set with a take on “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” The band then worked the fifth and sixth songs from Sticky Fingers—“You Got To Move” and “Bitch”—into their second set.
Last night’s show also featured a few more covers, including renditions of Neil Young’s “Down By The River,” Bob Dylan’s “Mozambique,” Hambone Willie Newbern’s “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” Bobby Bland’s “Turn on Your Lovelight” and Buddy Holly’s “Fadeaway.”
If last night’s Sticky Fingers trend continues—and there’s no reason to believe it won’t—we’ll be hearing American Jubilee and/or Phil and Friends versions of “I Got The Blues,” “Sister Morphine,” “Dead Flowers” and “Moonlight Mile” over the next couple of nights.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlists via our Box Scores page
Thursday, November 7, 2013, Phil Lesh & Friends, Best Buy Theatre, New York, NY
Set I: Wild Horses > Big Railroad Blues, Down By The River, Mozambique > Rollin & Tumblin, Loose Lucy, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
Set II: Jam > Turn On Your Lovelight > I’m A King Bee > Turn On Your Lovelight, The Wheel > You Got To Move, Hard To Handle, Bitch, St. Stephen > Unbroken Chain, Not Fade Away