Millions of people and television fanatics around the country were glued to their television sets on Sunday night for the highly-anticipated new episode of HBO‘s hit series, Game of Thrones. Down in New Orleans however, music fans were trading their televisions for tickets to all of the hottest late-night afterparties taking place throughout the Louisiana city during the opening weekend of this year’s Jazz Fest.
One of the late-night shows on Sunday happened to be that of Midnight North, who were playing at Gasa Gasa. To add to the festival’s opening weekend festivities, the rock band was joined by Phil Lesh, who sat in to play on a number of Grateful Dead covers, in addition to a live rendition of the Game of Thrones theme for fans who may have skipped Sunday’s episode in exchange for some groovy music.
The performance of the television cover also featured Lesh’s son Grahame, who handles guitar duties in Midnight North in addition to his role in the Terrapin Family Band. The familiar television theme was presented with looser ease than that of the orchestral-heavy original. Fans can watch the video below to relive the band’s cover during Sunday’s performance.
Last night was not the first time Phil Lesh ventured into the world of Game of Thrones. Some fans may remember when Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band treated fans to a Thrones-themed jam at Terrapin Crossroads back in 2013. It’s worth noting that Game of Thrones‘ creator, George R.R. Martin, is an avid fan of the Grateful Dead, and can often be seen hanging out backstage at Dead-related shows.