Lebo & Stu Allen Play Jerry Garcia’s Guitar With Phil Lesh & Friends At Terrapin Crossroads
Lebo (Dan Lebowitz) and Stu Allen played Jerry Garcia’s Alligator guitar last night at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. The guitarists were part of a Phil Lesh & Friends lineup that featured Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, along with keyboardist Jason Crosby and drummer Scott Amendola.
Allen primarily played the 1957 Fender Stratocaster that Graham Nash gave Garcia, with Lebo taking a turn on Alligator as well. The guitar was recently played by Jeff Mattson at a Dark Star Orchestra concert, marking its first time on stage since 1973.
The P&F show at TXR on Sunday began with Allen and Lebo leading the “Jack Straw” opener. Allen then took the ensemble through “Dupree’s Diamond Blues” while Lebo sang lead on “They Love Each Other.” Alligator was then handed over to Lebo for a stretched-out “West L.A. Fadeaway” and the set-closing “Bertha.”
Alligator was back in Allen’s hand for the start of the second set, which kicked off with Lebo playing lap steel on the Lesh-sung “Bird Song.” The lengthy opener was trailed by Lebo leading Bob Weirs “Cassidy.” Allen then fronted a performance of the ballad “Standing On The Moon.” A romp through “New Speedway Boogie” came next, followed by Lebo going back to lap steel for the show-closing “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad.” Audience-shot video footage of the first and second sets shared by Deadheadland can be viewed below:
Phil Lesh & Friends at Grate Room, Terrapin Crossroads
- Jack Straw
- Dupree's Diamond Blues
- They Love Each Other
- West L.A. Fadeaway
- Bird Song
- Standing on the Moon
- New Speedway Boogie
- Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad