This year, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh came together at LOCKN’ in Arrington, Virginia, to perform the Grateful Dead’s iconic studio album Terrapin Station, making for one of the most highly anticipated performances of the year. The performance by Lesh, Weir, Nicki Bluhm, and the Terrapin Family Band—featuring Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby, Ross James, and Alex Koford—was inspired by the 40th anniversary of Terrapin Station‘s release and closed out the main stage on Friday, August 25th.
One of the most triumphant moments of the set was the ensemble’s show-closing performance of the “Terrapin Station Suite”, which also included a section titled “Jack O’Rose”, which Robert Hunter wrote as the seventh part of the beloved suite. However, the Grateful Dead never recorded this section, so the band performed Brain Lesh’s musical interpretation of the lyrics.
Clocking in at just around twenty-seven minutes, the video perfectly captures the celebratory and reverend spirit of the evening. You can check out a video from this wonderful performance of the “Terrapin Station Suite” by Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Nicki Bluhm, and the Terrapin Family below, courtesy of Relix.
[Photo: Dave Vann]