Last night, Midnight North played a hometown show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and welcomed a parade of guests, including Grateful Dead bandmates Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, plus members of Twiddle and more.
The guest spots started early in the evening, starting with the Northbound Horns section, which backed the band throughout the night. Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis and Ryan Dempsey came out after a couple songs, soon followed by Weir, who led the way on his own “Only A River.” Lesh then joined the collective for a run of Dead tunes, “The Music Never Stopped,” “Playing in the Band” and “Franklin’s Tower,” with the Twiddle bandmates returning to the stage for the final song.
Set two also held its own surprises, as Savoulidis returned for much of the set, including his own “When it Rains it Poors,” and guitarist Ross James came on for The Band’s “The Shape I’m In.” Lesh also made his way back to the stage for “Mr. Charlie” and Midnight North’s “Greene County,” both with Savoulidis. The encore, also featuring Lesh and Savoulidis, consisted of a rousing rendition of the title track from Midnight North’s latest album, Under the Lights.
Watch video of the full show below via Deadheadland.