Dark Star Orchestra continued its run of spring performances along the east coast on with a show at The Space At Westbury in Westbury, NY on Friday night. The Grateful Dead-inspired group treated fans and Deadheads to a pair of sets filled with the Dead’s music, with the latter channeling the band’s original second half setlist from that night (May 10th) back in 1969 in tribute to that show’s 50th anniversary.

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The show began with DSO’s own elected set starting with a few early blues-era Dead deep cuts in “Sitting On Top Of The World” and Sonny Boy Williamson‘s “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”. Next up was “Mama Tried” in honor of Mother’s Day weekend, followed by “Dupree’s Diamond Blues” and “Mountain On The Moon”, with latter two featuring guitarist Jeff Mattson on acoustic guitar. The sec continued nonstop with “Cryptical Envelopment”, “The Other One” and “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” before closing with another earl Dead classic in “Alligator”.

The second set, which was performed in order the way the Grateful Dead played 50 years prior on 5/10/69, started  with “Hard To Handle”, “Me And My Uncle” and “Morning Dew.” Following “Doin’ That Rag”, the band took a heady turn with a four-song segue beginning with “Dark Star” and continuing into “St. Stephen”, “The Eleven”, and closing with the always-lively “Turn On Your Love Light”.

Below, you can check out a beautiful gallery of photos from the show courtesy of photographer Kevin Cole.

Dark Star Orchestra continues its spring run with the first of two shows at Washington, D.C.’s The Hamilton on Monday, May 13th. For tour information and tickets, head to the band’s website.

Setlist: Dark Star Orchestra | The Space At Westbury | Westbury, NY | 5/10/2019

Set One (Custom Elective): Sitting On Top Of The World, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Sonny Boy Williamson cover), Mama Tried, Dupree’s Diamond Blues*, Mountains Of The Moon*, Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Death Don’t Have No Mercy > Alligator

Set Two (GD Set from 5/10/1969): Hard To Handle, Me And My Uncle, Morning Dew, Doin’ That Rag, Dark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Turn On Your Love Light

Encore: Viola Lee Blues

* Jeff Mattson On acoustic guitar