Last night, Grateful Dead founding members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh surprised fans everywhere with a free performance at Lesh’s venue, Terrapin Crossroads. The show marked the 5th anniversary of TXR’s existence, and the celebration was all-too fitting, as the Furthur members returned to the stage for the first time since Jackie Greene’s birthday party back in November.
The show featured an interesting mix of songs, pulled largely from the Grateful Dead catalog, but with selections from Weir’s recent solo album Blue Mountain as well. They also covered The Band’s “The Shape I’m In” amongst others, and closed out the show with a rocking “Johnny B. Goode.” Also of note was “The Music Never Stopped,” which featured some potent vocals from Nicki Bluhm.
Weir and Lesh were backed by the Terrapin Family Band, which includes Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, and Jason Crosby. Fortunately, thanks to Andrew Shaman, we can watch fan-shot full video of the entire performance. Enjoy!
Setlist: Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band w/ Bob Weir | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 3/6/17
Set One: Uncle John’s Band, Loose Lucy, Mississippi Half Step Uptown-Toodeloo, Gonesville, The Shape I’m In, Good Lovin’, Not Fade Away
Set Two: New Potato Caboose > Born Cross Eyed > Bertha > New Speedway Boogie, Loser, Lay My Lily Down, The Music Never Stopped*, Ripple
E: Johnny B. Goode
* = w/ Nicki Bluhm
[Photo via redchamp // Instagram]