Setlist And Audio: Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration In Pittsburgh


The first Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes took place last night at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. Haynes teamed up with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, bassist Lincoln Schleifer, drummer Jeff Sipe and vocalists Alecia Chakour and Jasmine Muhammad to deliver two sets filled with orchestral versions of Jerry Garcia's finest songs.

The show featured songs from throughout the Grateful Dead's 30-year career reaching back to the '60s for "Dark Star" all the way up to "Days Between," which the Dead debuted towards the end of their run in 1993. Also included was a drum interlude which gave former ARU drummer Jeff Sipe a chance to shine and duet with the PSO's timpanist.

For the encore, Haynes dipped into his own repertoire for "Patchwork Quilt" - a song that he wrote as a tribute to Garcia whom he never had the opportunity to meet. Warren had previously performed "Patchwork Quilt" with many of the projects he's been involved with including Phil Lesh & Friends and The Dead.


Set One: Dark Star, Bird Song, Crazy Fingers, Scarlet Begonias, Shakedown Street, China Cat Sunflower, Morning Dew

Set Two: Mission In The Rain interlude > High Time, Uncle John's Band, West L.A. Fadeaway, Days Between, Drum Interlude, Terrapin Station > Slipknot! interlude > Terrapin Station

Encore: Patchwork Quilt, China Doll


Listen to "China Doll" as performed at the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration:

Here's audio of "Crazy Fingers" from last night's concert:

Watch a short, but beautiful clip of "High Time":

The list of remaining Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebrations:
06/20/13 Red Hat Amphitheatre - Raleigh, NC
06/22/13 Tanglewood -Lenox, MA
06/25/13 Mann Center for the Performing Arts - Philadelphia, PA
06/26/13 Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts - Vienna, VA
07/30/13 Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, CO
08/01/13 Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CA
08/02/13 Davies Symphony Hall - San Francisco, CA
08/04/13 Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

[UPDATE: We've found more audio from Pittsburgh and video from Raleigh]

Here's "Morning Dew" from Pittsburgh:

Enjoy audio of "Dark Star" and "Bird Song" from Pittsburgh:

Fan-shot video featuring part of "Terrapin Station" from Raleigh has surfaced:

And finally, check out part of "Uncle John's Band" from last night's show:

[Published on: 6/20/13]

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