Last year, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh began paying tribute to his former band with year-by-year recreations capturing the Dead at different points in their career. Over the course of two years, Lesh has held a concert in honor of every year of the Dead’s 30-year career, starting with 1965 and working his way forward.
It seems we’re heading towards the end, as Lesh recreated a famed Grateful Dead concert from their penultimate year – 1994. The show of choice was the Dead at Madison Square Garden on October 13, 1994, performed by Phil Lesh at his own venue, Terrapin Crossroads. Lesh performed with the elite regulars of the San Rafael, CA haunt, including Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, Scott Guberman, Ezra Lipp and Alex Koford.
After an opening discussion with Lesh and photographer Jay Blakesberg, the show commenced with a “Touch Of Grey” opener. You can scope a handful of clips from the performance below, as well as the full setlist as provided by Deadheadland.
Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 10/17/16 (a la Grateful Dead at MSG – 10/13/94)
Set 1: Touch of Grey, Wang Dang Doodle, Loser, Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues, Dupree’s Diamond Blues, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Loose Lucy, Let It Grow
Set 2: Foolish Heart > Playing In The Band > Uncle John’s Band > Drums > Space > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Johnny B. Goode
E: Donor Rap, It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue