Phil Lesh & Friends Re-Create Classic 1977 Grateful Dead Show At Terrapin Crossroads

By Scott Bernstein Mar 11, 2016 3:00 pm PST

Last night, Phil Lesh & Friends ended a four-night stand at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California by re-creating a Grateful Dead show from 1977. Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh was charged with choosing which show his band would perform and went with the Dead’s May 17, 1977 performance at Memorial Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Phil Lesh was joined by guitarists Stu Allen and Grahame Lesh, vocalist Jeannette Ferber as well as keyboardist Scott Guberman and drummers John Molo and Ezra Lipp on Thursday night at Terrapin. Last night’s performance was the fourth time Phil Lesh & Friends have re-created a 1977 Grateful Dead show, as the ensemble featuring John Mayer performed the famed May 8, 1977 concert at Cornell University as well as June 9, 1977 at Winterland last June, and a different lineup played a fan-voted rendition of the May 19, 1977 show from Atlanta’s Fox Theater in September 2015.

Grahame Lesh handled vocals for the Bob Weir tunes, while Stu Allen was charged with singing Jerry Garcia songs. Jeannette Ferber sang lead on “Sunrise” and shared vocals on such songs as “Playing In The Band,” “Passenger” and “Looks Like Rain.” Phil Lesh now heads to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester for three Phil Lesh & Friends performances in honor of his 76th birthday next week.

Full Show Audio (Captured by Quinfolk)

Setlist (via @DeadheadLand)

Set One: New Minglewood Blues (gl), Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (sa) > El Paso (gl), They Love Each Other (sa), Jack Straw (gl, sa, jf), Jack A Roe (sa), Looks Like Rain (gl, jf), Tennessee Jed (sa), Passenger (jf, gl), High Time (sa), Big River (gl), Sunrise (jf), Scarlet Begonias (sa) > Fire On The Mountain (sa)

Set Two: Samson & Delilah (gl) > Bertha (sa) > Good Lovin’ (gl), Brown-Eyed Women (sa), Estimated Prophet (gl) > Terrapin Station (sa) > Playing In The Band (gl, jf) > Wharf Rat (sa) > Playin’ Reprise (jf, gl)

Encore: Donor Rap, Sugar Magnolia (gl)

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