The saga of “Tiger” continues!
Yesterday, we reported on Jerry Garcia’s “Tiger” guitar, which made its way from Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay’s office to the streets of San Francisco, where it was offered to the members of Dead & Company to use in rehearsals and possibly on tour. We’ve since learned that one of the main orchestrators of this interaction was Jake Peavy, a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants.
Peavy, known as a Deadhead and musician, helped coordinate the guitar’s relocation to San Francisco, and will be meeting with the Dead & Company members for a jam session today, May 25th. With the guitar in the Bay Area and Peavy summoned to AT&T Park for a Giants game, Tiger made its way out of the city to an old friend: Phil Lesh.
Incidentally, Lesh was playing a tribute show to the year 1987 in Grateful Dead history, a time when Garcia exclusively used the famed Tiger guitar. While Peavy was unable to attend himself, one of his bandmates, Ben Jernigan, delivered the guitar to Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. The guitar wasn’t used during the performance, but was a major topic of discussion during the pre-show conversation with Jay Blakesberg about the Dead during 1987.
The show itself recreated the Dead’s performance on 9/18/87 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. More coverage from that show will be available later today, but you can see the setlist below.
Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 5/24/16 (aka 9/18/87)
Set One: Hell In A Bucket > Sugaree, Walkin Blues, Candyman, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song
Set Two: Shakedown Street > Man Smart, Woman Smarter > Terrapin Station > Drums > Space > Going Down The Road Feelin Bad > All Along The Watchtower > Morning Dew, La Bamba > Good Lovin’
Encore: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Catch a photo of Lesh with Ben Jernigan below: