Last night Phil Lesh & Friends held the first of three consecutive shows at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. Each of the two sets featured the complete re-creation of a classic Grateful Dead album.
The founding Grateful Dead bassist was joined by members of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood including guitarist/vocalist Chris Robinson, guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall and drummer Tony Leone as well as guitarist Ross James. Attendees knew coming in the ensemble would take on Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty and with the show opening “Uncle John’s Band” it became clear the former would be presented first.
Dead favorites “High Time,” “Dire Wolf,” “New Speedway Boogie,” “Cumberland Blues,” “Black Peter,” “Easy Wind” and “Casey Jones” rounded out set one. It was no surprise then when Lesh led his Friends through his “Box Of Rain” to start the second set, triggering the start of American Beauty. More Dead staples followed such as “Friend Of The Devil,” “Sugar Magnolia,” and “Candyman” alongside such beloved tunes as “Ripple,” “Brokedown Palace” and the set closing “Attics Of My Life” that was assisted by Grahame Lesh. The album’s final track “Truckin’” was saved for the encore.
Phil & Friends continue their Sin City run with another show tonight at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. A webcast is available via nugs.tv.
Watch a few audience-shot clips from last night’s concert below:
Set One Workingman’s Dead: Uncle John’s Band, High Time, Dire Wolf, New Speedway Boogie, Cumberland Blues, Black Peter, Easy Wind, Casey Jones
Set Two American Beauty: Box Of Rain, Friend Of The Devil, Sugar Magnolia, Operator, Candyman, Ripple, Brokedown Palace, Till The Morning Comes, Attics Of My Life*
* with Grahame Lesh