Phil Lesh and his collaborators in The Terrapin Family Band played the first of two shows at Portland, OR’s Crystal Ballroom last night, welcoming special guests Eric Krasno and vocalist Elliott Peck of Midnight North, along with surprise guest Mihali Savoulidis.
As Deadheadland note, the night featured a slew of Grateful Dead staples, opening with “Viola Lee Blues” and “Mr. Charlie” and including first-set renditions of “Uncle John’s Band,” “Box of Rain” and “I Know You Rider.” The second set dug into Dead favorites like “Scarlet Begonias,” “St. Stephen,” “The Other One,” “Help On the Way” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower” and more.
Savoulidis’ sit in came during the evening’s encore, as the Twiddle frontman and guitarist emerged for a run of the Dead singalong “Fire On the Mountain.” Watch a video of the collaboration below, taken from a Facebook Live broadcast by Twiddle’s page.
Also see the full setlist below (via Deadheadland). Lesh and company return to the Crystal Ballroom stage tonight before heading to Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, on February 8.
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band w/s/g Eric Krasno & Elliott Peck
Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
Set I: Viola Lee Blues, Mr Charlie, He Was a Friend of Mine, Clementine, Uncle John’s Band, Box Of Rain, I Know You Rider
Set II: Midnight Hour, Scarlet Begonias, St Stephen > Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > St Stephen, Death Don’t Have No Mercy, Help On the Way > Slipknot > Franklin’s Tower, Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad, We Bid You Goodnight
Enc: Fire On the Mountain*
Notes: *w/ Mihali Savoulidis