Anders Osborne Misses Phil Lesh & Friends Set

This has been a tough week for musicians taking ill. Just a few days after Butch Trucks missed an Allman Brothers show, Anders Osborne sat out the second set of last night’s Phil Lesh & Friends’s show at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Phil explained that Anders caught “a bug” and asked fans for patience as the set break ran over an hour.

Lesh turned to Terrapin Family Band guitarist Ross James and Go By Ocean axeman Craig MacArthur to fill out the lineup in the second set. The evening’s “special guest” was once again multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene. Drummer Joe Russo and keyboardist Adam MacDougall were the other members of Phil’s ensemble on Thursday night. In addition, Terrapin Family Band drummer Alex Koford guested on percussion for the majority of the second set.

Thursday’s show started off with Anders on stage. Osborne sang lead on both a cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff” and his own “Burning On The Inside” during the opening stanza. After Osborne was unable to come out for the second set, the band changed the pre-planned setlist a bit. Greene handled vocals for a cover of “Midnight Rambler” that kicked off set two. MacArthur lent a hand for the first four songs of the second set and shared vocals on “The Wheel” with Jackie. Then, Ross James came out for the remainder of the closing stanza, which was one big “Help”/”Slip”/”Franklin’s” sequence with a few tunes in the middle. Lesh led a rousing rendition of “Box Of Rain” in the encore slot.

We hope Anders is feeling better and returns to the stage tonight for the third of four performances on Phil Lesh’s birthday run. Check out our list of other instances where a band played “one man down.”

Watch the first set from Thursday’s performance:

Here’s a look at the setlist and details from last night’s show:

Phil Lesh & Friends
The Grate Room
Terrapin Crossroads
San Rafael, CA
Thur. Mar. 13, 2014

Phil Lesh -bass, vocals
Anders Osborne -guitar, vocals (1st Set only)
Adam MacDougall -keyboards, vocals
Joe Russo -drums, vocals
Jackie Greene -guitar, harmonica, vocals

Set 1 8:25pm -9:30pm

Friend of the Devil pl
Deal jgre >
I Shot The Sheriff ao
Brown Eyed Women jgre pl
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues pl
Burning On The Inside ao >
Casey Jones jgre

Set 2 Phil dedicates set to Anders

10:40pm -12:35am

Midnight Rambler jgre ^ * >
New Speedway Boogie jgre * (w/How Many More Times jam) >
Bird Song pl * >
The Wheel pl jgre cmac * (w/Within You, Without You jam)
Help on The Way jgre + # >
Slipknot! + # >
St. Stephen + # pl jgre >
Drums # % >
Jam + #
Slipknot! + # >
Samson & Delilah rj + # @
Franklin’s Tower pl + #

Encore: donor rap
Box of Rain pl +
band intros

^ w/Jackie on harmonica
* w/Craig MacArthur on guitar & vocals
+ w/Ross James on guitar
# w/Alex Koford on percussion
% w/Jackie on percussion
@ w/Jackie on keyboards

[Setlist compiled by Rob Scalcione]


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