Last night at his Terrapin Crossroads Phil Lesh was joined by guitarist Scott Law and more for a celebration of Law’s 50th birthday that included many Grateful Dead favorites and a tribute to David Bowie. The Friends band for the occasion consisted of Lesh and Law, along with Ross James, Stu Allen, Scott Guberman and Ezra Lipp.
During the first set, which included the classic run of “Help on the Way” > “Slipknot,” along with “Shakedown Street,” “Althea” and more, the band broke out the Bowie-penned “Young Americans” to remember the fallen legend. The song featured Alex Koford on drums.
Set number two kicked off with “I Fought the Law” and also saw guitarist Grahame Lesh join in on “Jack Straw” and keyboardist Danny Eisenberg help out on “Sweet Jane.” Koford was brought back out for the encore of “Uncle John’s Band” to round out the birthday celebration.
Here’s a look at the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section:
Phil Lesh & Friends
Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA
Celebration of Scott Law’s 50th birthday
Set I: Help On The Way > Slipknot > Shakedown Street, Easy Wind, Cumberland Blues, Althea, Cassidy, Young Americans*, Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodleloo
Set II: I Fought The Law, Box Of Rain, Jack Straw^, Sweet Jane^^, Eyes Of The World > Terrapin Station > Not Fade Away
Enc: Uncle John’s Band*
Notes: *with Alex Koford
^with Grahame Lesh
^^with Danny Eisenberg.
Band: Phil Lesh, Scott Law, Ross James, Stu Allen, Scott Guberman, Ezra Lipp