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Published: 2013/11/12

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



There are 12 comments associated with this post

Matt Berman November 12, 2013, 14:33:31

Tonight is EAT A PEACH !!!!

Zach November 12, 2013, 14:38:19

Gonna have to find out some video of that thorntree in the garden

Rybo November 12, 2013, 14:38:58

The poster is a pretty good indication that Eat a Peach is gonna be peppered in there

Chenry November 12, 2013, 14:44:20

Now, it looks as though the bands have completed the album the thirds bum of their current tour. thirds bum? Is that supposed to say third album? Please edit these posts before they go online. I see an error or two at least once a day.

Zach November 12, 2013, 14:44:51 found a video of thorntree if anyone wants to check it out

dk70 November 12, 2013, 15:08:49

“Third Bum?” That reminds me of a Monty Python skit: “and now for something completely different- a man with three buttocks.” I heard they will be are covering “Third Bum from the Sun” by Hendrix.

Philadelphia Phil Shows UP November 12, 2013, 15:20:59

This was one of the finest Americana, steam locomotive, rock & roll blues infused shows ever experienced. The Tower and Phil’s band shared in the moment four hours strong. Phil and crew sincerely recognized this nights magic, clearly as entertained and saying so at one point. Lost count of shows attended, all sorts, years ago… must say this was a ‘top 5’ how ever many fit into that category.

Doug November 12, 2013, 15:27:06

Layla was also the 6th album of the tour they have completed, aside from the nightmare that was that sentence grammatically, it was poorly researched information. You would think the people at would know that PL&F/ American Jubilee covered three albums other than the aforementioned at the Capitol Theatre, since aside from the fact that they covered that run of shows, the man who owns the Cap also owns Relix, this sites affiliate. I would even guess he owns this site too, and the Relix staff was literally at every one of those Capitol shows representing the magazine.

Anders4Life November 12, 2013, 16:11:42

This tour has been incredible so far. Probably a little lite on the GD material for older Dead Heads, but as far as fun and a musical trip – haven’t had this much since the Quintet toured regularly….. Eat A Peach ! Ander/Luther Mountain Jam. Bring. It. On.

Sneakerface November 12, 2013, 23:27:33

Layla was recorded in 1970, not 1971 . You may have gotten this from the sidebar of the Wikipedia entry about it, which is erroneous – and in fact the actual text in Wikipedia lists a release date of November 1970. In any case, the band itself played its last live gig on 12/6/70. There were a couple of re-releases, esp. of Layla as an edited single, in the next couple years. But calling Layla 1971 mistakes its actual historical context – D & the Dominos started recording Layla in August of 70 and (after a brief UK tour of mostly clubs), they toured the USA in the fall of 70.

Philadelphia Phil November 14, 2013, 10:59:09

Must say Monday night was as magical show as I wrote above. Had a chance to get to Wed. While we appreciated the music, of course, and absolutely heard the continued blind faith meets the doors tropical disco theme … Was nothing at all like the rare magic of Monday. Props to the very happy younger and ‘well behaved crowd’ that has discovered this music and pumped a new energy into the mix. Loving their younger friends line up n crew drawing so many Phil first timers- many girls included :) a refreshing change. Keep Truckin’ Phil. April 1, 2014, 08:11:15

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