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Published: 2016/10/24

Phil Lesh Recruits Friends to Honor Bob Dylan’s Collaboration with the Grateful Dead

Marc Millman

While Phil Lesh spent a majority of the last two years paying tribute to various years of the Grateful Dead, his show last night at Terrapin Crossroads’ Back Porch Stage honored the band’s collaboration with recent Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan.

Lesh recruited the likes of Jeff Mattson, Rob Eaton, Rob Barraco, Barry Sless and John Molo for a two-set show that honored Dylan and the Dead, kicking things off with a decidedly Dead-oriented first set, although the Dylan cut “When I Paint My Masterpiece” was included.

The second set relied heavily on Dylan material, with Lesh inviting out Terrapin regulars Scott Law and Ross James to join the band on covers of “Maggie’s Farm,” “Gotta Serve Somebody,” “Watching the River Flow” and numerous others throughout the set. The show closed with a take on the Dylan classic “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.”

Here’s a look at the setlist:

Phil Lesh & Friends
Back Porch Stage, The Backyard Terrapin Crossroads San Rafael, CA

“Dylan and The Dead”

Set I: New Minglewood Blues, Tons of Steel, West L.A. Fadeaway, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song, Promised Land, Shakedown Street > Lady With a Fan > Terrapin Station > The Other One > Stella Blue > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away

Set II: Maggie’s Farm^, Gotta Serve Somebody^, Watching The River Flow^, Ballad of a Thin Man^, Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again^, Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35^, Chimes of Freedom^, It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Notes: ^with Scott Law and Ross James

Band: Phil Lesh, Jeff Mattson, Rob Eaton, Rob Barraco, Barry Sless, John Molo


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