Bob Weir, Phil Lesh & Midnight North Honor Tom Petty At Terrapin Crossroads Benefit Concert
Last night Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California hosted Shelter From The Storm: A Benefit For The Hurricane Victims. The benefit concert, which helped raise funds for those affected by recent storms in Texas and Florida, featured Grateful Dead band mates Phil Lesh and Bob Weir performing together with Midnight North, as well as guest appearances from Peter Rowan and Twiddle front man Mihali Savoulidis.
Midnight North opened the evening with a set of their own, which according to Deadheadland, featured a sit-in by Savoulidis on a handful of tunes including a take Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Carry On,” and a version of Twiddle’s “When It Rains It Pours.” Additionally, Phil Lesh emerged to join his son’s band for the Midnight North original “Greene County.”
Weir and Lesh next joined forces with Midnight North for a set that also featured sit-ins from both Peter Rowan and Savoulidis. The set was highlight by a tribute to the late-Tom Petty as Weir led the band through a cover of “Breakdown,” from Petty & The Heartbreakers’ 1976 self-titled debut album. The set also included takes on “Mr. Charlie,” “Scarlet Begonias,” “Cassidy” and “Uncle John’s Band.” Peter Rowan additionally fronted the band for take on his own tune “Swimming In The Deep Blue Sea” and Old & In The Way’s “Moonlight Midnight.”
Check out Weir and Lesh’s tribute to Tom Petty, a playlist of videos from yesterday’s benefit, as well as the full setlist below:
Setlist (via DeadHeadLand)
Midnight North with Bob Weir & Phil Lesh and Special Guests: Peter Rowan and Mihali Savoulidis
Playing in the Band> bw ep Breakdown (Tom Petty cover)> bw Playing in the Band (Reprise) bw ep Mr. Charlie ep Scarlet Begonias * ms, bw, ep, gl Cassidy (just Phil and Bob, bass and guitar) bw Uncle John’s Band bw ep pl gl (no drums or keys, just guitars and bass) Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea ^(Peter Rowan song) pr The Weight^ (The Band cover) bw pr Moonlight Midnight * ^(Peter Rowan/ Old and in the way song) pr