Photo by Dino Perrucci
Elvis Costello, former Phil & Friends multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall and former Phil & Friends singer Teresa Williams all sat in with Furthur last night at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Furthur opened the show with the Grateful Dead’s usual Sunday song, the traditional “Samson and Delilah” and then brought out Campbell—who currently performs with Band drummer Levon Helm—for a cover of The Band’s “Chest Fever.” Elvis Costello—who has performed separately with Campbell and members of the Grateful Dead—then emerged for a Dead song Helm recently recorded, “Tennessee Jed.” Both Campbell and Costello remained onstage for “Friend of the Devil”—a song Costello plays during his solo sets—as well as “Ship of Fools,” “It Must Have Been the Roses” and “Ripple.” The latter song also featured noted jazz singer Diana Krall on vocals.
Furthur’s second set opened with a guest-free take on “Throwing Stones.” Later in the set, Teresa Williams took the stage to sing on Donna Jean Godchaux’s “Sunrise” and “What’s Become of the Baby.” Williams sang with Furthur on both songs at the Furthur Festival last May. Campbell also returned to the stage for a run through “Uncle John’s Band.”
All of the evening’s guests returned one final time during the band’s encore. After “Days Between,” Campbell, Costello and Krall all took the stage for Furthur’s first version of “Fever.” Williams then joined in as the evening’s entire cast closed the night with “Attics of My Life.”
Furthur will perform in Binghamton, NY tomorrow. Last night’s complete setlist can be found in our Box Scores section.