Last night, Oteil Burbridge began his highly-anticipated new Oteil & Friends tour with a Halloween night performance at the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA.
In addition to his brand new solo album, Water In The Desert, and his upcoming Fall Tour with Dead & Company, Oteil recruited a truly badass band for a 10-show tour of his own featuring John Kadlecik (guitar/vocals), Eric Krasno (guitar/vocals), Melvin Seals (organ), Jay Lane (Drums), Alfreda Gerald (vocals), and Weedie Braimah (percussion).
The band wasted no time exceeding fans’ lofty expectations. The band turned in a fantastic set comprised of a mix of live Jerry Garcia Band favorites (including “Cats Under The Stars” and an extended take on Bob Dylan‘s “Tangled Up In Blue”), Grateful Dead staples like “Bertha” and “Ripple”, covers of songs by The Meters and Janis Joplin, a song off Krasno’s 2016 solo album (“Unconditional Love”), the title track from Oteil’s new album (“Water in the Desert”), and much more. Each of the band’s talented members got their moment to shine, and yes–they did “Let Oteil Sing”, as the bassist held down lead vocals on “If I Had The World To Give,” “So Many Roads,” and the encore “Ripple” sing-along.
The tour continues with a performance at the Charleston Pour House tonight, November 1st. For more info on all the upcoming Oteil & Friends dates, head to Oteil’s website. This is one tour you absolutely don’y want to miss.
You can listen to full audio of the show below, uploaded by archive.org user cabinet music (Taped by Jeff Travitz, processed by Keith Litzenberger):
SETLIST: Oteil & Friends | The Ardmore Music Hall | Ardmore, PA | 10/31/17
02 Water in the Desert
03 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
04 Run For The Roses
05 Gotta Serve Somebody
06 If I Had the World to Give
07 Deep Elem Blues
09 Unconditional Love
02 Tangled up in Blue
03 Just Kissed My Baby
04 Two Princes
05 Cats Under the Stars
07 So Many Roads
08 Piece of My Heart