it's 9 central yo..where's the update major freaks?
bertha, big river, midnight rider, candyman, JGe song, deal
thank you kindly
First:bertha, big river, midnight rider, candyman, JGe song, Deal 2nd Accoustic:fotd, Deep elem, Brokedown Palace, Ripple Set 3: Hard Rain, Cryptical>Other One>Dark Star (v1)>Mountains>Dark Star (v2)>China Cat>I Know You Rider E: NFA
was really nice, very glad to have been a part of it
wunderfully breezy night with a beautiful..
. three-quarter moon .
Set 1 highlights included:
Hard Rains ....Jackie on impassioned Voz
Mean Mister Mustared....a breakout!
Set 2 .
Phils impossing base, Campbell's abitity to excell on anything with strings.
You guys got big treats on tour.
glad to hear you had a Grate time Dyer.
did Brian surface for the show ?
Does anyone have a firm set list from last nigth...Wondering how the acoustic set went?
Phil on upright bass for acoustic set!
what an incredible show! the first set was great, the second set incredibly moving, particularly brokedown, but the third set was out of control - it was like a '68-'69 show. awesome, amazing, beautiful, mind blowing. thanks phil you are the keeper of jerry's flame and we love you!
Bertha was great to hear. Big River sounded great. Had a different feel to it. Wasn't positive until Larry started singing. Both Larry and Jackie on Telecasters for Big River and Midnight Rider. Jackie moved to the organ for Candyman. I don't recall hearing much of the organ. Didn't hear it much at the Fillmore either for the one song he played it on. A Jackie song came next. Sounded fine to me. Deal closed, Jackie singing. Well played 1st set with a promise from Phil for "Something special in a little bit."
They are bringing out a stand up base. Nice. I know it is an acoustic set, but still wasn't expecting Phil to go unplugged. Was considering what songs they might play and FOTD came to mind, but I discounted it since it was played at the Fillmore. They of course they opened with it. Loved it. Had a small shower of glow sticks at this point. Nothing like a Cheese show, but fun. Deep Elem next. This stuff is sounding nice. No, I mean excellent. Wow, I'm in musical bliss. Then a Jackie sung song I didn't know for slot number #3 had folks jumping. Brokedown followed. Sounded so sweet. Is that a tear in my eye? I think so. Ripple next. I figured we'd get this and was glad they weren't putting it in the final slot. Larry on Mandolin. For folks familiar with the JGB Almost Acoustic version, it had a very similar feel. Just pristine music coming from the stage. So happy. Then they end the set. Nooooo! Too soon. Not enough. Clocked in at 34 minutes according to the guy taping next to me. Set 2 was the big highlight of the night for me. Even at 34 minutes, it was worth the price of admission alone.
Hard Rain sounded good. I believe Jackie was on a hollow body Gibson. I'm no guitar guy, but I'm sure it was the same guitar I saw the night before. In any case, he played this guitar a lot more this night. There was a substantial jam after Hard Rain that was very O1 like. At some point I figured they would blast into O1 without Cryptical. Then they wound down and went into Crypt after all. The Other One followed and it ripped. Really intense and I'm really into this. Smoking crater fo sho. (While in line they sound checked China-Rider and Mountains x2.) It sounds like Mountains is coming, no, it's Dark Star. Works for me, though the intensity of the O1 is still bouncing around my skull, so I'm not feeling the Star too much. Now, I have to be honest and admit I've never been a fan of Mountains. To me it was always just a long slow song that went nowhere. I guessed from the soundcheck it would be played so I wasn't surprised to hear it come out of Dark Star. Trying to keep an open mind this time around. What's that instrument Larry is grabbing? A sitar? This looks interesting. Jackie is on the hollow body still. Damn, Larry sounds great on that "thing." Camera for the screen is focus on him and he is working the fret board. It sounds beautiful. Jackie gets in a nice run that is really well placed. Then more of Larry to finish. Incredible! Mountains went from a throw away for me, to a position of glory. DS verse 2 finishes out the stretch. It wasn't hard to guess China Cat was coming. It sounded nice and was well played, but it was getting pretty cold at this point and I'm starting to suspect even the stage lights aren't keeping the band warm. A long wait for the encore so I'm guessing they have something special in mind. I'm surprised we get NFA after the long wait.
After the Fillmore and Red Rocks I'm happy to report this band sounds excellent. Jackie is a great addition. If anyone out there is on the fence about attending, jump off now and go buy your tickets. It is Phil with a different feel. I loved every moment and was never longing for the days of yore.
What's that instrument Larry is grabbing? A sitar?
Bouzouki, it's a mandolin one octave lower
great review, all aboard, the train is now leaving the station......
Heart felt thanks to PHIL and his friends for another memorable occassion.
How I wish I was in a car headed for old Santa Fe.....
It was absolutly oustanding! Anyone who tells you otherwise is full of it...
Was it not the first only Phil Lesh & Friends acoustic set? Not to mention Phil on an up right base. Nothing more needs to be said.
Here are some pics
Looks and sounds like an amazing show! Wish I could have seen that acoustic set ... bet it was truely special.
Wow! Go see this band! What an outstanding evening at Red Rocks. The sound was great. The Bertha opener set the tone immediately and this band sounded crisp, clean & strong! The Midnight Rider was a total treat and sounded great and the Deal to close the 1st set was extremely nice!
During that first break we caught Jackie sucking some O2. I guess the altitude was getting to him but you'd never know that on stage. Jackie was also dealing with what looked to be some nose bleeding in that 3rd set. The acoustic was a total treat; Deep Elem & Brokedown rocked the joint. Many, including myself just responded with a jaw-dropping WOW!
Some serious jamming in-between the Crypt>Other One>Dark Star with Larry on sitar. This band can get really spacey so suspect they'll be bustin some more of that out down the road. Thanks to Larry for highlighting Steve's keys. Larry walked over many a times and traded licks with him. I had a real hard time hearing Steve at the Filmore but last night on the Rocks he was clear. Steve is an extremely gifted keyboardist and I wish they'd highlight him a little more. I know some folks don't especially care for Phil's vocals, but the Mountains sounded great and I love that song. Thanks for Phil for bringing that out! China>Rider was very well done. I was 5th row almost on center and Phil ripped out a huge smile following the "I'd shine my light through the cool Colorado rain" line. At that point I was just overcome with gratitude knowing how much Phil delighted in delivering that to us and how much we all delighted in him bringing the music to Colorado.
Thank you Phil for a great 2 nights of music and I hope to see you back again soon!
It's a CITERN, not a sitar (that's what Ravi Shankar plays)
great positive reviews...thanks ;-)
citern FTW ;)
great show. i need to gather some enerd=gy in order to fullyy express that in text.
out of this world.
mountins of the moon electra bow and bend to me....
bend to me
did anyone else notice jackie getting noticably teared up during ripple? that dude has alot of heart and him and phil have a good thing going. but yeah at the end of ripple jackie just kinds ran up to phil leaned against him and hugged him and then kinda rushed off stage brushing ters from his eyes. so magical. cant say i did not shed a few psilosybin tears myself. so fucking magical. no words.
as phil said. "this place really pulls it out of us" no shit
love is real
Thank you so much for the reviews. Mtns of the Moon.. what a gem. I get shivers just thinking of it!
I liked how one reviewer called it "Phil with a different feel". Perfect!
"Was it not the first only Phil Lesh & Friends acoustic set?"
No the FIRST was in 95 w/ Garcia, Weir & Welnick, no percuss
aww they got emotional. how sweet! shows how much good music has a profound effect on one's emotions.
ok lets start with the band
steve- was cookin. i love hes keyboard work this dude can really feel it and it oozes out of him on stage. i liked that he was a bit highe in the mix last night
larry- pulled out all the stops he is truly a great listener and was way aboe par. the sitern interlude blue my shit big time :D
molo- fucking molo. i love the guy. grining so big and just shreding the drums to peices. during the acoustic set i could see he energy welling inside him he couldent sit still and ras rolling away in his strped down snair kit. proof posotive that drummy keeps you a happy healthy son of gun
jackie- so much fucking heart. hes really poured himself into this endevor and it shows n stage. jacking can take the groove and fucking run with it. maybe not the sizzling melodic shreding of say jimmy herring but that guy can turn some corners and fast. during mnt. of the moon he picked that shit up and tore it apart then set it back right down nice and easy where it started.
phil- phil phil phil. thank you so much. this was as much a treat for them as it was for us im sure. it was obvious in phils eyes as he passionatly addresed the crowed after not fade away and then bowed to the crowd one final time in thanks. phil was on fire. i cant say anything more. they all where. the conversations, the peaks, the valleys. so fucking pure it makes me want to burst. at one point i think right befor cryptical got started the wind started gusting pretty good and i swear they all reacted and began playing with the wind, really spacious and wafty wich then rose into a furious second set jam out. thanks for the love guys
1st set highlites- big river was pretty damn great, had a new feel wich is kinda the new deal for the entire band i guess, new feels and new directions. deal was great too. i herd that and candy man at the greek but they both still delivered. the whole first set i noticed people scaling the rocks. at one point i counted like 15 people up there. got to talk to guy later today who was camping near us who climbed up there.
2nd set- oh sweet mama, whils got a stand up , every buddy is stripped down to street preformer equitment and everyone in the crowd could tell we where in for it. FOTD, most defenetly. as soon as it kicked in a ini glow stick war broke out. "the phishheads have arived" i remarked.
the whole second set is just one big highlight tell me mama wa fucking swing, hot shit. and ripple. well ripple... that jsut nearly shattered my soul. so beautiful jackie was for sure not the only one tearing up. also i recal right as the fersedchores sang "where there is no pebble tossed nor wind to blow...: out of no where huge gust of wind blew down on the crowd and blew all sorts of shit around.
i swear i was dreaming.
3rd set- here we go! lets get out there
a hard rain was great to hear. again heard it in bearkly but it had a toattaly new feel again, they took it was further than they did the first time around, also that song has always ment alot to me, my dad used to always plahy it and i have always been his blue eyed son. again the weatehr came into play as drops of rain began to become coticable ass jackie belted it out "and its a hard, and its a hard, and its a harrrrrd, its a harrrrd raaaaaaaaaaaaaains! a goanna fall!" granted not a hard rain but the crowd lost it. the whole thats it for da other1 dark star mnt.'s area was so blisteringly tight it was hard to control myself. so much amazing beautiful patturs filling the air and space.
rider a given
but a great on
the whole china rider eally boomed. they got the vocal hormonies down. phil, i am gonna miss you when your gone
love is real, not fade away
overal this was most def a high watermark experience for me personaly, great to be able to finnaly get to see the rocks and hang with so many cool folks.
now i gotta get back home to oregon and start wrighting some music of my own :D
peace and love to you all
Thanks so much for your Zoner Reviewers out there, you made me feel like I was there.
Please Phil: Considering releasing a soundboard of this show. The two audience recordings I have listened to are extraordinarily well done but it's hard to capture the feel and sound of that sublime acoustic set from the OTS or the closer, but noisier (crowd) FOB's.
glad to hear you had a Grate time Dyer.
did Brian surface for the show ?
Never heard from him despite numerous messages.
I heard that Julia and her gf Chris were at the Fillmore Fri night.
Too bad Brian was incommunicado as we had front row seats(we were 15 feet away on the Phil side hurling glow sticks back at the crowd)...and it was an extraordinary show.
soundboards ? yeah just to make sure Steve comes thru the music :-)
but hell with it - just the dvd of the big screen 3rd set as is - that wud do me :-)
again from deafzone setlist..the Tell Me Mama (sic) was not on it..the list went from Brokedown to Ripple...
There seems to be a lack of standardization in distinguishing the two instruments.
Larry plays a cittern although it is also called an Irish bouzouki. (I got this info after speaking with Stefan Sobell and Larry a few years ago.)
See Larry's instrument page for photos and more details.
RE: Tell Me Mama
It was played. I left it off my review but it was there.
Good Times, Bad Times tease in Cold Black Devil!
Oh, no, no, no, my mistake...
HEARTBREAKER Tease in Cold Black Devil.
I'm sitting in NYC Saturday afternoon in the middle of listening to this for the first time... omfg!
The whole thing blazes.
I just had to pause and listen to Cryptical going into The Other One again to repeat the mindmelt. The transition from one to the other has got to be one of the most seamless ones I've ever heard -- Barry (climbhigher) you've got that right, it's got 68-69 written all over it.
I'm almost afraid to listen to the rest of the show ...
I told y'all about that intergalactic Cryptical when we were still recovering the satellites in our room on Sat/Sun when we stumbled back there.
I'm glad it holds up in real life.
Waiting for the sbd.
I listened to a recording off archive.org yesterday. The Crypt->O1 is great. Mountains was also as good as I remembered. Anyone know if there will be some SBD downloads from this tour?
Hey Dyer!! I say Brian on Fri night,not on sat.
I'm not sure he likes this line up.........
I think they SMOKE!!! One of my favs!! Jackie is GREAT!! Still working on things but thats ok.
Hey I'm off to Europe today...for 2 1/2 weeks.
Say hi sometime..
Nice hearin from ya have a great time in Italia.
Brian doesn't like much. Tant pis.
I also thought the band were outstanding!