John Mayer With Phil Lesh & Friends At Terrapin Crossroads

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Back in June guitarist John Mayer was part of bassist Phil Lesh’s ensembles for a pair of tributes to 1977 Grateful Dead at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. In honor of yesterday’s announcement that Mayer has formed a new band with Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti called that will make their debut at Madison Square Garden on Halloween, let’s Throwback to John’s visit to Terrapin Crossroads.

On June 12 a band featuring Lesh, Mayer, Stu Allen, Scott Metzger, Scott Guberman, Pete Lavezzoli, Alex Koford and Jeannette Ferber re-created one of the most famous Grateful Dead shows – Cornell ’77. Watch how it went down:

Set One: New Minglewood Blues, Loser, El Paso, They Love Each Other, Jack Straw, Deal, Lazy Lightnin’, Supplication, Brown Eyed Women, Mama Tried, Row Jimmy, Dancin’ in the Streets

Set Two: Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain, Estimated Prophet, St. Stephen > Not Fade Away > St. Stephen, Morning Dew

Encore: One More Saturday Night

The next night, June 13, the same band re-created the Grateful Dead’s June 9, 1977 performance. Here’s video of the show broken down by set:

Set One: Mississippi Half Step, Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, Sunrise, Deal, Looks Like Rain, Loser, The Music Never Stopped Samson & Delilah

Set Two: Funiculi Funicula, Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin’s Tower, Estimated Prophet> Saint Stephen> Not Fade Away> Drums> Saint Stephen> Terrapin Station> Sugar Magnolia

Encore: U.S. Blues, One More Saturday Night

After the second show, Mayer performed at Terrapin Crossroads’ bar with Lesh, Koford and Ross James. Check out the 30+ minute set of “Sugaree,” “He’s Gone” and “I Know You Rider.” Unlike the 1977 re-creations, John Mayer sang each song at the bar set. Take a look:

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