Cover Alert | Lesh, Haynes, Herring And Friends Tackle Whipping Post

The latest Phil Lesh & Friends run continued last night at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. For this set of shows Lesh has been joined by Phil Lesh Quintet guitarists Warren Haynes and Jimmy Herring as well as the band's drummer, John Molo, plus Jeff Chimenti on keys and Neal Casal on guitar. On Wednesday Night the group covered "Mountain Jam" by the Allman Brothers Band and on Friday they once again took advantage of having two one-time ABB members by tackling "Whipping Post."

Once again "The Alt-Q" treated fans to many of the songs that lined The "Q"s repertoire in the early and mid '00s including Haynes's "Soulshine," the original "No More Do I," and "The Golden Road." When Lesh returned from a liver transplant in the late '90s "Viola Lee Blues" became a psychedelic tour de force for the bassist's bands. The "Q" always came up with interesting pairings for the Dead's '60s chestnut, but last night Lesh's band used the tune as a springboard towards psych-tinged improvisation and didn't sandwich any songs in between "Viola Lee's" sections. Yet it was "Whipping Post," making its Friends debut, that stole the show. Take a listen to audio captured by Philzone's Quinfolk:

Watch last night's first set:

Watch last night's second set:

Here's the setlist from Friday night's show:

Set 1: (8:20 pm - 9:37 pm) Bertha (WH)
Dire Wolf (NC)
New Speedway Boogie (WH) >
Broken Arrow (PL) >
No More Do I (WH) >
Althea (WH)
Soulshine (WH)

Set 2:

The Golden Road (WH)
Viola Lee Blues (WH, PL, NC) >
Psychedelic Space Jam >
Viola Lee Blues (WH, PL, NC)
Shakedown Street (WH)
Whipping Post (WH)
Playing In The Band (NC)
Unbroken Chain (PL)
Terrapin Station (PL, WH) >
Playing In The Band (NC, PL, WH)

Patchwork Quilt (WH)

[Setlist via]

The run concludes tonight with a show that will be webcast live.

[Published on: 12/7/13]

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