Voodoo Dead Features Surprise Guests In New Orleans
On Saturday NOLA resident and frequent Kreutzmann collaborator Papa Mali swung by to augment Voodoo Dead on his own “Sugarland” and the Dead classic “Wharf Rat.” Then, moe. guitarist Al Schnier made a surprise appearance with the band on “Deal.” The second set saw NOLA legend George Porter Jr. take over for Schools on bass for “Sugaree” and “In The Midnight Hour.” Sunday’s show started with a surprise guest spot from keyboardist Marco Benevento. Marco added to “Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas And The Sinus Blues” and “Philadelphia Mambo.” The final set of the run began with Col. Bruce Hampton leading the band through “Fixin’ To Die” and also saw Porter Jr. guest on “Eyes Of The World” and “Turn On Your Lovelight.” Sunday’s show and the run came to a close with an “I Know You Rider” encore.
Set One: Cold Rain & Snow, Man Smart Woman Smarter, Sugarland (w/ Papa Mali), Wharf Rat (w/ Papa Mali), Deal (w/ Al Schnier), Shakedown Street
Set Two: Bird Song, Come Together > Eleanor Rigby, Promised Land, Sugaree (w/ George Porter Jr.), Midnight Hour (w/ George Porter Jr.)
Encore: Not Fade Away
Set One: Sinus Blues (w/ Marco Benevento) > Philadelphia Mambo (w/ Marco Benevento), Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower, Bertha
Set Two: Fixin’ To Die (w/ Col. Bruce Hampton), Feel Like A Stranger, The Other One, Eyes Of The World (w/ George Porter Jr.) > Turn On Your Lovelight (w/ George Porter Jr.)
Encore: I Know You Rider