Phil Lesh & Friends Finish Sticky Fingers, Begin Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Phil Lesh and Friends and American Jubilee completed their performance of all the songs from The Rolling Stones’ 1971 album Sticky Fingers at the Best Buy Theater in New York City last night, finishing up a sequence that began on Wednesday. Phil and Friends then continued the trend when they began playing tunes from Derek and the Dominos’ 1970 masterwork Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs during the second set.
American Jubilee—which features Phil’s son Brian Lesh—got things going when they knocked out “I Got The Blues” and “Sister Morphine” during their opening performance. Phil and Friends then worked Sticky Fingers’ final two tracks, “Dead Flowers” and “Moonlight Mile,” into their first set, which also saw takes on Crosby, Stills. Nash & Young’s “Ohio,” Bob Dylan & The Band’s “This Wheel’s On Fire” and North Mississippi Allstars’ “Shake (Yo Mama).”
The second set consisted of a number of Grateful Dead classics, including a “Morning Dew” that was sandwiched between “Dark Star,” as well as the first two tracks from Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs—“I Looked Away” and “Bell Bottom Blues.” The band then encored with the album’s third song, “Keep On Growing.”
Phil Lesh and Friends will wrap up their five-night run at the Best Buy Theater tonight and, if the last few shows are any indicator, the performance will feature a few more songs from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. In related news, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band have also announced a show at the Brooklyn Bowl for this Thursday, November 14.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist
Friday, November 8, 2013, Phil Lesh & Friends, Best Buy Theater, New York, NY
Set I: Dire Wolf, Ohio > This Wheel’s On Fire > Shake (Yo Mama) > Dead Flowers,
Mason’s Children, Moonlight Mile
Set II: Shakedown Street > Jam > Caution! (Do Not Stop On Tracks) > He’s Gone, I Looked Away, Jam > Dark Star > Morning Dew > Dark Star, Bell Bottom Blues, Uncle John’s Band
Enc: Keep On Growing