Phil Lesh opened up a five-night East Coast run with The Terrapin Family Band and special guests at Washington, DC’s brand new venue The Anthem last night, with the collaborative evening featuring Nicki Bluhm, Robert Randolph and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Bluhm and Randolph, who sat in throughout the entire show, helped Lesh & TFB open up with a first set that kicked off with “Mason’s Children” and included Grateful Dead favorites like “They Love Each Other,” “Bertha” and “Cumberland Blues,” along with covers of “Second That Emotion” and “Broken Arrow” and Lesh’s “Passenger.”
Set two opened with a four-song run featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as the collective came out for “Viola Lee blues,” “The Other One,” “Monkey Man” and “Throwing Stones.” Pres Hall then took over the stage by themselves for their own “La Malanga” and “Convergence” from their latest album So It Is.
Lesh and company then returned to the stage for a run-through of the Terrapin Suite sections “Lady with a Fan,” “Terrapin Station,” “Terrapin Transit,” “At a Siding” and “Terrapin Flyer,” along with the finale “Jack O’ Roses,” which was never played by the Dead themselves but has been performed by Lesh & TFB this year. The night then rounded out with “I Know You Rider” and, later, and encore of “Ripple.”
See the full setlist below and watch video from the show courtesy of Tom Libera. Lesh’s collaborative East Coast dates continue tonight at the Asbury Park Convention Hall in New Jersey.
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band
The Anthem, Washington, DC
Set I: Mason’s Children, The Love Each Other, Broken Arrow, Second That Emotion, Passenger, What She Said > Bertha, Cumberland Blues
Set II: Viola Lee Blues* > The Other One* > Monkey Man*, Throwing Stones*, La Malanga^, Convergence^, Terrapin Suite (Lady with a Fan, Terrapin Station, Terrapin Transit, Terrapin Flyer, Jack O’ Roses), I Know You Rider
Notes: Entire show w/ Nicki Bluhm and Robert Randolph
*w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band
^only Preservation Hall Jazz Band