Phil Lesh & East Coast All-Stars Debut At Terrapin Crossroads

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Last night bassist Phil Lesh was joined by a band dubbed “The East Coast All Stars,” which featured guitarists Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger, keyboardist Jason Crosby and drummer Joe Russo, for a performance in The Grate Room at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California.

Lesh was so enamored at the group’s performance he mentioned “this is the shit!” when introducing the band. Russo was also head over heels about the ensemble’s performance, sharing “I’ll just go ahead and say it…tonight was one of…if not the best, Grateful Dead song book experiences I’ve ever had,” on Facebook.

The quintet didn’t just stick to songs from the Grateful Dead song book as they also worked covers of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City,” The Band’s “Ophelia” and Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue” into their two-hour-plus set. Metzger and Hamilton traded off lead vocals on a number of the tunes. For the encore, the band served up a “Playing In The Band” sandwich with “Terrapin Station” as the filling.

Watch fan-shot footage of most of the set:

Here’s a look at the complete setlist from last night:

Phil Lesh & The East Coast All Stars
Mon. Oct. 6, 2014
The Grate Room
Terrapin Crossroads
San Rafael, CA

Phil Lesh -bass, vocals
Tom Hamilton -guitar, vocals
Scott Metzger -guitar, vocals
Jason Crosby -keyboards
Joe Russo -drums, vocals

8:20pm -10:30pm

Truckin’ sm >
Atlantic City th
Uncle John’s Band pl sm th jr
Ophelia sm
Weather Report Prelude >
Weather Report Part 1 (instrumental) >
Let It Grow sm
Tangled Up In Blue th >
Jam >
Dark Star Jam >
St. Stephen pl >
Throwing Stones sm

E: donor rap
Playing In The Band sm >
Terrapin Station th pl >
Playing In The Band reprise pl sm th

band intros (Phil: “This is the shit”)

[Setlist compiled by Rob Scalcione]