Video | John Mayer Again Joins Phil Lesh & Friends

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The second night of Phil Lesh & Friends’ tribute to 1977 Grateful Dead again featured unannounced guest guitarist John Mayer who also sat-in with the band the previous night for the recreation of the Dead’s May 8, 1977 show at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Saturday’s show at Terrapin Crossroads showcased Lesh and crew performing the classic June 9, 1977 Grateful Dead concert held at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco. 




The rest of the band’s lineup included guitarists Stu Allen and Scott Metzger, keyboardist Scott Guberman, drummers Pete Lavezzoli and Alex Koford and vocalist Jeannette Ferber. Like Friday night’s 1977 tribute concert in which the ensemble recreated the famed Cornell ’77 Dead show, on Saturday Mayer provided no vocals, contributing only his electric guitar. Read more about Friday night’s show here, including a behind-the-scenes take on Mayer’s appearances by Terrapin Crossroads photographer Jay Blakesberg

Watch last night’s first set, including Blakesberg’s pre-show chat with Phil about 1977 here: 



Watch last night’s second set here:



June 9, 1977 Setlist:

Set One: Mississippi Half Step, Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, Sunrise, Deal, Looks Like Rain, Loser, The Music Never Stopped Samson & Delilah, 

Set Two: Funiculi Funicula, Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin’s Tower, Estimated Prophet> Saint Stephen> Not Fade Away> Drums> Saint Stephen> Terrapin Station> Sugar Magnolia 

Encore: U.S. Blues, One More Saturday Night

Mayer also joined Lesh in the Terrapin Crossroads bar for a late night set after the Phil & Friends performance in the Grate Room. Unlike the two Grate Room 1977 tribute shows, Mayer added vocals during the bar set. Lesh and Mayer were accompanied in the bar by Koford and guitarist Ross James, watch them play “Sugaree” sung by Mayer and captured by MarkoVision Films (A DHL TV Channel):




Watch “He’s Gone”:



Watch “Going Down the Road Feelin Bad”:



[Hat Tip –Deadheadland]