Photo by Neal Casal
On May 7, Phil Lesh performed the first of three ‘Family Reunion’ live shows at his Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, Calif. The show (and the following two) featured the full lineup of Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, the first live show with the full lineup since 2019. Lesh’s son Grahame, Ross James, Jason Crosby and Alex Koford make up the band.
While the members of the band have played with Lesh in various permutations during the pandemic, the full lineup of TFB had not been assembled with the Grateful Dead bassist since 2019; even prior to the pandemic, Lesh’s health had caused for some touring adjustments.
The show kicked off with “Casey Jones,” followed by “Big Railroad Blues.” Lesh then led the band through a pairing of “Jack Straw” and Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” Later in the set, the band performed a cover of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s “Almost Cut My Hair.” After a chugging “Truckin'” which gave way to “Bird Song,” the band closed out the evening.
The band returns to the stage tonight, May 8. Check out the full setlist from last night’s show below.
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band
May 7, 2021
Set: Casey Jones, Big Railroad Blues, Jack Straw > Like a Rolling Stone, Born Cross-Eyed > Cream Puff War, St. Stephen, Almost Cut My Hair (CSNY), Minglewood Blues, Truckin’ > Bird Song, Rockin’ in the Free World (Young)