Any setlist yet???
my man on the inside tells me that Molo's not behind the kit. Setlist so far has included West LA.
Phil said that Molo "had something really important to do."
any new news on a setlist? my buddy in there and he wont return my phone calls!
this from a friend
Let It Ride
Music Never Stopped
Built To Last
Cold Rain and Snow
E: Brokedown Palace
w/ Barry Sless
he said "Jonathon Levine" on drums. Not sure who he is but no Molo
is it the dead or just phil&friends? sounds like bobys there?
No Molo? Only one set?
I guess I didn't miss anything.
wow- i expected alot more!
no bobby. i guess this is just practice. I heard the same "dead" rumor but it's just a warmup rehearsal for the upcoming PHIL tour it looks like
Phil Lesh & Friends - "Sweetwater Sessions"
Mon. Sept. 22nd, 2008
Rehearsal 7:30pm - 9:25pm
Let It Ride
West L.A. Fadeaway
Rock & Roll Blues
It Must Have Been The Roses
The Music Never Stopped
Built To Last
Cold Rain & Snow
Donor Rap/Band Intros
Phil Lesh - Bass, Vocals
Larry Campbell - Fiddle, Guitars, Vocals
Jackie Greene - Guitars, Vocals
Steve Molitz - Keyboards, Vocals
Jonathan Levine - Drums
Barry Sless - Pedal Steel
Phil comes out and explains they wanted to rehearse in front of a live audience before the tour. He said that John Molo had “something very important to take care of,” and therefore was unable to be there. Phil then went on to say that this is a rehearsal and they may stop and start again, and may just jam, and to “check your expectations at the door.” Then they proceeded to come out and play a totally hot show; they never stopped or re-started anything, it was a fun one long set show. There was no taping allowed. 150 folks were in.
It was really great to hear “Rock & Roll Blues,” which was a song Phil & Hunter wrote in 2001, and I don’t think they have played it in the last 6 years. It was on the 2002 “There and Back Again” studio CD. Other highlights: Ryan Adams’ “Let it Ride,” Larry on fiddle for “It Must Have Been The Roses,” the jam during the “Music Never Stopped,” had that old-school Dead feel, Phil singing the opening line of “Cold Rain & Snow,” and looking over at his wife Jill and smiling, then the song ended with Phil making what seemed like wind sounds into the mic. The highest highlight: Barry Sless, and of course - THE PEOPLE…
Well, I could not agree more with rob and believe the only thing I could possibly add is an extremely strong; wow, thanks and rightonfortherighton!
A very special evening indeed...
thank you for setlist and review!!!!
You are welcome. Good to see you Fatmanrocks...
It really was a sweet night and the amazing people from the Zone and who were there, made it what it was. It was like being in your best friends basement and have more friends over!
the sound was great outside. i heard a lot of people who came out from inside say the sound was better and the temperature was a lot more comfortable...
That was Phil's agent on the drums:
Phil Lesh & Friends’ Sweetwater Sessions
Last night, Phil Lesh & Friends offered a surprise, public dress rehearsal for their upcoming tour in front of 150 fans at Larkspur, CA’s Sweetwater Station. The low-profile gig found Lesh backed by bandmates Larry Campbell, Jackie Greene and Steve Molitz, as well as occasional collaborator Barry Sless. Throughout the night, Lesh’s agent Jonathan Levine subbed for drummer John Molo, who was unable to attend the rehearsal. Like most of Lesh’s recent setlists, the show offered a mix of material traditionally sung by Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, including “Alabama Getaway,” “West L.A. Fadeaway,” “The Music Never Stopped” and “Cassidy.” Lesh also revived his cover of Ryan Adams’ “Let it Ride” and offered some tracks from Greene’s catalogue, including “Mexican Girl.” According to reports, the band appeared loose and relaxed, fine-tuning its songs throughout the night.
Phil Lesh & Friends are expected to perform at the Sweetwater Station tonight through Thursday. The group will then kick off a tour at Columbia, MD’s Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 30.