Phil Lesh and Friends, American Jubilee Complete Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Last week we reported that Phil Lesh and Friends had begun performing songs from Derek and The Dominos classic 1971 album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. The band had—along with American Jubilee—worked its way through The Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed and Stickey Fingers, The Band’s Music From Big Pink, Neil Young’s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) the run’s previous shows. Now, it looks as though the bands have completed the sixth album of their current tour.
As previously reported, Phil Lesh and Friends—which currently features Lesh, his son Grahame, Anders Osborne, Luther Dickinson, Jason Crosby and Tony Leone—knocked out the first three songs from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, “I Looked Away,” “Bell Bottom Blues” and “Keep On Growing.” Then, on Saturday, American Jubilee performed the album’s next two tracks, “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & Out” and “I Am Yours,” during their opening set at the Best Buy Theater.
Phil and Friends took the stage next for a show that featured takes on the record’s next four songs, “Anyday,” “Key to the Highway,” “Tell the Truth” and “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad.” That show also featured covers of The Young Rascals’ “Good Lovin’,“Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” and “Keep On Rockin’ in the Free World” and Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” and “Knockin on Heaven’s Door.”
Last night, the two bands made their way to the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA. American Jubilee put their spin on the Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs tune “Have You Ever Loved a Women” during their performance. Phil and Friends then followed with the rest of the album, “Little Wing,” “It’s Too Late,” “Layla” and an encore version of “Thorn Tree in the Garden.” That show also included takes on The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man” and Neil Young’s “Down By The River.”
Phil Lesh and Friends will return to the Tower Theatre tonight for the second show of their three-night run, and there’s no telling what album—if any—they will sink their teeth into.
Here’s a look at the last two Phil Lesh and Friends setlists via our Box Scores page
Saturday, November 8, 2013, Phil Lesh & Friends, Best Buy Theater, New York, NY
Set I: Jam > Good Lovin’, Heart Of Gold, Cumberland Blues, Anyday, The Other One > Jam > Key To The Highway, Fire On The Mountain
Set II: New Speedway Boogie > All Along The Watchtower, Tell The Truth, Sugaree > Eyes Of The World > Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Help On The Way > Slipknot > Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World
Enc: I Know You Rider
Monday, November 11, 2013, Phil Lesh and Friends, Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
Set I: Bertha, Deal, Bird Song, Simple Man, I Shot the Sheriff, Rollin’ and Tumblin’, Gimme Shelter
Set II: Playing In The Band > Little Wing > Cold Rain and Snow, Down By The River, It’s Too Late, Death Don’t Have No Mercy, The Wheel, St Stephen, Layla
Enc: Thorn Tree In The Garden