Opening Night | Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration

Last night marked the first date of the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes's 2014 run. Haynes was backed by the Boston Pops for two sets filled with Garcia classics at Symphony Hall in Boston. While the setlist contained many tunes Haynes had played with orchestras during last year's run, there were a few debuts.

In addition to the Pops, Haynes - who played Jerry Garcia's Wolf guitar - was joined onstage by drummer Jeff Sipe, bassist Lincoln Schleifer and vocalists Alecia Chakour and Jasmine Muhammad. The over 60 musicians on stage opened with a "Dark Star" > "Bird Song" pairing and later in the first set offered the orchestral debut of "Here Comes Sunshine." Set Two was notable for a "Terrapin" > "Slipknot!" > "Terrapin" pairing and the symphonic debut of "Doin' That Rag." Haynes also took the lead on his original ode to Garcia, "Patchwork Quilt," towards the end of the set. The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes returns to Boston's Symphony Hall tonight.

Here's the setlist via RatDog.org:

Set One: Dark Star > Bird Song, Crazy Fingers, Scarlet Begonias, Here Comes Sunshine, Shakedown Street, Morning Dew

Set Two: High Time, Uncle John's Band, Doin' That Rag, Terrapin > Slipknot! > Terrapin, Patchwork Quilt, Stella Blue

Check out fan-shot video of "Shakedown Street" via Shawn Brennan:

 

[Published on: 5/14/14]

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