Phil Lesh Leads ‘Songs To Phil The Air’ Concert At Terrapin Crossroads’ Beach Park


Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh fronted a Songs To Phil The Air concert on Monday afternoon at Terrapin Crossroads’ outdoor Beach Park space in San Rafael, California. Phil was joined by guitarists Grahame Lesh and Scott Law, multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby, drummer Nathan Graham and vocalist Elliott Peck for the one-set, socially distanced performance.

“It’s a beautiful day and Phil wants to play! So let there be songs to Phil the air,” read an announcement of the last-minute concert on the venue’s social feeds less than six hours before the band took the stage. Phil led the ensemble on “Pride Of Cucamonga” to kick off the show in honor of Scott Law, who “came down from Oregon.”

Scott Law and Grahame Lesh dueted on “Jack Straw,” which was followed a “Shakedown Street” that bled into “The Wheel.” Next, Elliott Peck was showcased on a cover of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery.” From there, the band presented a rollicking “Cumberland Blues” ahead of Scott Law handling lead vocals on “Ramble On Rose.” The concert came to a close with what Phil described as a “rockin’ Ripple.”

Watch fan-shot video of the set-closing “Ripple” below along with Instagram clips from the concert:

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Phil Lesh (See 115 videos) , Grahame Lesh (See 53 videos) , Elliott Peck (See 21 videos) , Scott Law (See 27 videos) , Jason Crosby (See 70 videos) and Nathan Graham (See 11 videos)

Setlist (via Deadheadland)

Set: Pride Of Cucamonga, Jack Straw, Shakedown Street > The Wheel, Angel From Montgomery, Cumberland Blues, Ramble On Rose, Ripple

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