John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti all may be new blood in the Dead’s line-up, but they’ll never forget where they came from. On 6/17/1972, founding member of the Grateful Dead, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan played his last show. On the anniversary of Pigpen’s last show, Dead and Co paid tribute to the old bluesman with “Big Boss Man” and a picture of him on the big screens.
John blew everyone away on “Sugaree” as usual. His guitar jams always seem to reach a new place and give you that “wow” feeling. On viewing Mayer’s evolution in Dead & Co, one Redditor put it best on the setlist thread:
2015 John: I want to take this solo to some freaky places. 2015 Bob: Slow that roll kid.
2016 John: I want to take this solo to some freaky places. 2016 Bob: Take a few steps, but stay where I can see you.
2017 John: I’m taking this solo to some freaky places. 2017 Bob: I’ll keep up.
Other highlights include “Eyes of the World” and the “Eyes of the World” reprise after “Drums” and “Space.” Two of the more tragic and beautiful tunes the Dead released in their last years include “Black Muddy River” and “Standing on the Moon”: Fenway was treated to both on Saturday night.
Music never stopped
Cold rain and snow
Me and my Uncle
Big Boss Man
Ramble on Rose
Dancin’ in the Streets
Help on the Way >
Estimated Prophet >
Eyes of the Word >
Eyes reprise >
I need a Miracle >
Standing on the Moon >
Black Muddy River
One more Saturday Night
Thanks to nickspicks for the great recording!
Jam DeetsJam Date: June 17, 2017
Featuring: Dead and Company
Venue: Fenway Park
Songs: Big Boss Man, Black Muddy River, Cold Rain and Snow, Dancin In The Streets, Drums, Estimated Prophet, Eyes of The World, Franklin's Tower, Help on the Way, I Need a Miracle, Me and My Uncle, One More Saturday Night, Passenger, Slipknot, Space, Standing on the Moon, Sugaree, The Music Never Stopped
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