Guests A Plenty For First Phil Lesh Hootenanny At Terrapin Crossroads

By Scott Bernstein Sep 16, 2014 10:10 am PDT

Ever since Terrapin Crossroads opened in 2012, proprietor Phil Lesh has welcomed hundreds of musicians to its stages and many of them have returned numerous times. On Sunday, Terrapin Crossroads hosted its first-ever “Hootenanny,” which gave Phil a chance to assemble many of those musicians for what’s been described as a “celebratory event held at Terrapin Crossroads featuring some or all of the following: moonshine, straw hats, people ‘twirling’ socially, banjo, sing-a-longs and a Grateful Dead flag. Interestingly enough, it tends to be wild and uninhibited with rotating performers known and unknown, young and old.”

All in all, over 20 musicians graced The Grate Room stage at Terrapin Crossroads on Sunday over the course of two sets and an encore. The guests included members of The Terrapin Family Band, Tea Leaf Green, ALO, The Mother Hips, The Waybacks and many others. Guests would swap on-and-off between songs with Phil on stage for most of the evening.

The ensembles offered a mix of tunes from the Grateful Dead song book such as “Brown Eyed Women,” “Unbroken Chain,” “West L.A. Fadeaway” and “Mr. Charlie” with plenty of covers including The Band’s “Ophelia,” Flaming Lips’ “Are You A Hypnotist??,” “Happy” by The Rolling Stones and Neil Young’s “Down By The River.” All of the evening’s musicians shared the stage for the “Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” encore that brought the first Hootenanny to a close. Head to for photos from the show.

Watch fan-shot video of the “GDTRFB” encore thanks to Cory Ferber:

Kudos to Rob Scalcione for compiling the setlist from Sunday’s Hootenanny:

Phil Lesh & Friends
Sun. Sept. 14, 2014
The Grate Room
Terrapin Crossroads
San Rafael, CA

Phil Lesh -bass, vocals
Grahame Lesh -guitar, keyboards, vocals
Scott Law -guitar, vocals
Jason Crosby -fiddle, keyboards, guitar, vocals
Ross James -guitar, vocals
Alex Koford -drums, percussion
Dan Lebowitz -steel guitar, guitar, vocals
Craig MacArthur -guitar, percussion, vocals
Cochrane McMillan -drums, percussion
James Nash -guitar, vocals
Elliott Peck -vocals
Jeanette Ferber -vocals
Reed Mathis -bass, vocals
Ezra Lipp -drums
Jordan Levine -drums, percussion
Alex Jordan -guitar, keyboards, vocals
Connor O’Sullivan -mandolin
Stu Allen -guitar, vocals
Emily Sunderland -vocals
Danny Eisenberg -keyboards
Greg Loiacono -guitar, vocals
Eric Saar -percussion

Set 1 6:05pm -7:25pm

Henry rj (pl ak grahame rj jc sl dl)
Tough Mama cmac (pl ak jc sl dl)
Selfish Thing cmac (pl ak jc sl dl rj grahame)
Brown Eyed Women jn (pl jc sl ep cochrane)
Ophelia jn (pl jc sl ep cochrane dl)
Me & Bobby McGee jf (pl jc sl grahame rj cochrane)
Are You a Hypnotist?? jc (sl rm cochrane jn)
I Wanna Feel It dl (sl jc rm el ep)
King Harvest grahame (pl jc sl dl jl)
Happy sl (pl jc grahame dl jl)
Mr. Charlie ep (pl jc sl grahame ak cs aj)

Set 2 7:45pm -9:35pm

Cumberland Blues pl grahame ak (jc sl aj ep jn cs)
Sympathy for the Devil dl (pl sl jc sa cmac jl ak cm el)
Whiskey In The Jar pl (jc sl dl jn el)
West L.A. Fadeaway es (pl sl dl jn de el jc)
They Love Each Other sa (pl jc sl dl de el)
Unbroken Chain pl (jc sl sa el)
Reuben & Cerise sa (pl jc sl dl el)
Down By The River greg (pl sl de jn cmac el)
Turn On Your Lovelight rj es (pl jc sl de cmac greg jn el)

Encore: donor rap
Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad all

[Setlist compiled by Rob Scalcione]

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