While Dead and Company is crushing it on the East Coast, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band put on a pair of shows in Chicago at the Riviera Theater. For the two night run, Phil was joined by Ross James on guitar, Grahame Lesh on guitar, Alex Koford on drums, and special guests Karl Denson on horns and percussion and Eric Krasno on guitar.
Dead and Co has a pretty big catalogue of songs, but a Phil and Terrapin Family Band show is definitely more exploratory and takes bigger chances with their setlist. Some have complained that Oteil’s bass has been low down in the mix at Dead and Co shows this fall. At a Phil show, there is no mistaking who the bassist is.
As with the Robert Randolph and Jazz Hall Preservation Band shows a few weeks back, the addition of special guests Eric Krasno and Karl Denson fuse perfectly.
Check out the monster 27-minute Terrapin Station > Morning Dew to end the second set!
Friend of the Devil
Uncle John’s Band
Cats Under the Stars
Tangled Up In Blue
Lady With a Fan
Terrapin Station > Morning Dew
Box of Rain
Box of Rain reprise
Thanks to Jeff Frank for the A+ recording.
Photo credit: funkynunu
Jam DeetsJam Date: November 16, 2017
Featuring: Alex Koford, Eric Krasno, Grahame Lesh, Karl Denson, Phil Lesh, Ross James
Venue: Riviera Theater
Songs: Apartment Song, Box of Rain, Cats Under the Stars, Cumberland, Friend Of The Devil, Lady With a Fan, Mason's Children, Morning Dew, River Song, Sugar Magnolia, Tangled Up in Blue, Terrapin Station, The Wheel, Tumbling Dice, Unbroken Chain, Uncle John's Band, West, Wharf Rat
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