Watch Greensky Bluegrass Welcome Special Guest Phil Lesh In 2015
This date in 2015 was a big one for Michigan’s Greensky Bluegrass, who jammed with one of their idols – Phil Lesh – at the Grateful Dead bassist’s Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, California. Lesh came out towards the middle of the second set and jammed with the five-piece for the rest of the frame.
Lesh utilized his typical electric bass, while Greensky’s Mike Devol stuck with upright for double bass action throughout the sit-in. Phil and Greensky’s collaboration featured a mix of GSBG originals such as “All Four” and “Don’t Lie” along with Grateful Dead classics “Mr. Charlie,” “Black Muddy River” and “Franklin’s Tower.” The well-jammed “Don’t Lie” even hit upon “Eyes Of The World” before its conclusion.
Earlier in the evening, Greensky Bluegrass was joined by crew member Keith Kinnear on “Burn Them” during a first set that also included covers of the Dead’s “China Cat Sunflower” and “Midnight Rider” by The Allman Brothers Band. Greensky put a stamp on the evening with an encore of “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” and “Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad.”
Watch footage of the second set and encore below:
Setlist (via Camp Greensky)
Set One: A Letter to Seymour, In Control, Leap Year, Wings for Wheels, Kerosene, The Four, Burn Them$, China Cat Sunflower > Midnight Rider
Set Two: Better Off, Windshield, Mr. Charlie**, All Four**, Black Muddy River**, Franklin’s Tower**, Don’t Lie** > Eyes of the World** > Don’t Lie**
Encore: Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You, Going Down The Road Feeling Bad+
- $ W/ Keith Kinnear (tambourine)
- ** with Phil Lesh
- + Anders Beck We Bid You Goodnight ending tease
[Originally Published: March 24, 2016]