Photo by Jen Bernstein
God Street Wine reunited last night for a performance at New York’s Gramercy Theatre. The New York-bred jamband formally parted ways in 1999 but came together for a performance in 2001 as part of the closing of the Wetlands celebration. With the exception of a private performance at a memorial last year, last night’s performance was the band’s first show in almost a decade.
The quintet opened its show with the Grateful Dead-inspired “Borderline” (which contains the appropriate lines “Feels like so long since I been lyin’/Feels like so long since I been cryin’ to myself/Feels like so long since I been tryin‘”) and ran through over 20 original songs and covers. Several of the band’s selections—such as “Home Again” and “Come Together” —felt particularly in-line with the evening’s family reunion vibe.
“Hello everyone-we’re God Street Wine from New York,” guitarist/singer Lo Faber said in the middle of “Borderline.” Before set break he also joked, “Go call your babysitters and we’ll be right back.”
God Street Wine will return to the Gramercy tonight.
Please visit Relix.com for a full report and videos from last night’s performance.
Last night’s setlist:
Light My Candles
Run To You
Fortress of Solitude->
Mile By Mile->
Waiting for the Tide->
Who Do You Love