LOCKN’ Music Festival wrapped up on Sunday night with another bucket of twists and turns. The surprise collaborations continued all weekend long, coming to culmination with one of the weekend’s most anticipated sets, affectionately known as phil.moe. Billed as Phil Lesh and Friends with moe., the Grateful Dead bassist played for the entirety of the set to fill in for moe.’s Rob Derhak, who is currently seeking treatment for oropharyngeal cancer. The set also included a rotating cast of characters, including The Revivalists‘ frontman David Shaw, saxophonist Rob Ingraham and trumpeter Michael Girardot, as well as Grahame Lesh (Midnight North), vocalist Nicki Bluhm, and Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir. Many of the musicians on stage wore t-shirts to honor Rob, who controlled a robot around the stage from the comfort of his own home.
Fans of moe. and the Grateful Dead were treated to a special mash-up of “Silver Sun > The Other One > Silver Sun,” which featured Phil’s son Grahame Lesh on guitar and vocals. Members of The Revivalists joined for a heartfelt cover of The Band‘s “Ophelia,” with David Shaw on lead vocals backed by the band’s horn section. The second and final moe. and Grateful Dead mash-up was a “Four > Bird Song > Four” sandwich. Bob Weir, Nicki Bluhm, and Grahame Lesh emerged for “The Music Never topped,” then Weir stuck around for the rest of the set, delivering moe.ronic versions of Grateful Dead classics “Sugar Magnolia,” “Scarlet Begonias,” and “Sunshine Daydream.” All in all, it was the perfect way to celebrate the final night of LOCKN’, and all of the festival’s magical happenings.
Thanks to taper Daniel Kopp, you can listen to the full-show recording via JamBuzz below:
Setlist: Phil.moe. | LOCKN’ Music Festival | Arrington, VA | 8/29/17
Box of Rain, Silver Sun > The Other One > Silver Sun (reprise)&, Ophelia#, Four >Bird Song > Four (reprise) > Phil thank you/Bobby intro, The Music Never Stopped^, Sugar Magnolia* > Scarlet Begonias* > Sunshine Daydream*
%with Grahame Lesh
#with members of The Revivalists
^with Bob Weir, Nicki Bluhm, and Grahame Lesh
*with Bob Weir
[photo by Michelle Carroll Stancil on Instagram]
Don’t miss moe.’s Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico performing in a wide range of diverse sets at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 23rd – 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.
The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Muzzy Bearr, The Russ Liquid Test, KJ Sawka (of Pendulum and Destroid), DJ Premier & The Badder Band, and so many more!
For a full list of artists, head to the event’s website. Two-day and single-day GA and VIP tickets are available now.