Phil Lesh Plays Surprise Set From 1988 At Free Friends Performance

first_imgBeloved bassist Phil Lesh held a free show at his own Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, CA last night, welcoming a seasoned lineup of “Friends” for the performance. What fans didn’t expect was a recreation of a set from July 31, 1988, with a full year of 1988 discussion with long time photographer Jay Blakesberg.While Lesh had previously scheduled a 1988 tribute show for this Sunday at the venue’s Summer Kickoff party, the show last night featured a full set taken from a classic show at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, CA. Backed by Grahame Lesh, Stu Allen, Scott Guberman, Ezra Lipp and Alex Koford, the two-set performance opened with a fun-filled first half featuring classics like “Playin In The Band,” “Help > Slip! > Franklin’s,” and “Sugar Magnolia.”It was the second set that saw the band work some 1988 Grateful Dead magic, opening up with “Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo” before jamming into classic tunes like “Little Red Rooster,” “West L.A. Fadeaway” and more. The show closed with a potent “Bird Song,” putting a cap on a great night of music.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 6/7/16Set 1: Playing In The Band gl > Dear Mr. Fantasy sa sg > Mountains of the Moon pl, Help on the Way sa > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower sa, Sugar Magnolia glSet 2: Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo sa, Little Red Rooster gl, West L.A. Fadeaway sa, Me & My Uncle gl > Big River gl sa, Ramble On Rose sa, Gentlemen Start Your Engines sg, When I Paint My Masterpiece gl sa, Bird Song saThe above 1st Set originally performed 7-31-88 at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, CA.Set list compiled by Rob Scalcione/Deadheadlandlast_img

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