LOCKN’ was filled with interesting collaborations. This year brought us Bob Weir and the Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule and Ann Wilson, and Jim James with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. On the final evening of LOCKN’, before Bobby took the stage with the Avett Brothers, Phil Lesh had a whole lot of friends join him for a Phil Lesh and Friends set on the main stage.
Billed as Phil Lesh and Friends w/ moe., the set included a bevy of additional guests including The Revivalist vocalist David Shaw, trumpeter Michael Girardot and saxophonist Rob Ingraham, Phil’s son Grahame Lesh, vocalist Nicki Bluhm and Grateful Dead founding guitarist Bob Weir.
One notable guest who was missing was moe. bassist Rob Derhak who is undergoing treatments for cancer. moe. soldiered on at LOCKN’ for their final appearance before an indefinite hiatus. Several musicians on stage including Bob Weir were sporting Rob shirts showing their support for the recovering bassist.
The moe. and Dead mash-up “Silver Sun > The Other One > Silver Sun” featuring the first guest of the set, Grahame Lesh. “Ophelia” featured members of The Revivalists and Bobby joined for the second half of the set with “The Music Never Stopped.”
Box of Rain
Silver Sun >
The Other One > Silver Sun (reprise)
Bird Song > Four (reprise) >
Phil thank you/Bobby intro
The Music Never Stopped^
Sugar Magnolia* >
Scarlet Begonias* >
^With Bob Weir, Nick Bluhm, and Grahame Lesh
*with Bob Weir
Thanks to Daniel Kopp for the recording.
Photo credit: liveforlivemusic
Jam DeetsJam Date: August 27, 2017
Featuring: Bob Weir, Grahame Lesh, Nicki Bluhm, Phil Lesh, The Revivalists, moe
Songs: Bird Song, Box of Rain, Four, Ophelia, Scarlet Begonias, Silver Sun, Sugar Magnolia, Sunshine Daydream, The Music Never Stopped, The Other One
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