When Phil is part of a concert, even for just a short sit in, something special often happens. I'm energized for these shows.
me 2. thanks 4 opening this. hope we'll b hearing from folks @ the show...
from other stuff:
Deep Elem Blues
Show started at 8, I got there around 8:30 and Jackie was doing some solo acoustic songs at the end of the 1st set.
The trio set was tight with the players listening to each other. Jackie singing improves every time I see him and he nailed Deep Elem. Bobby was solid and Phil made the trip to the show on a weeknight totally worthwhile.
The 3rd set began with couple of rockin tunes by Jackie's band, then Molitz came out and played the rest of the set. His psychedelic instincts made it a great set. He brought some much needed dissonance to the music and he was primarily responsible for the encore, Cold Black Devil, being the best song of the night.
thanx 4 the report! anyone got a jackie band setlist?
patience is a virtue.
Got a couple holes, but it's mostly there.
Jackie Greene Band
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, Ca
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Farewell, So Long, Goodbye
Nothing Comes From Nothing
I'm Tore Down
A Solo Acoustic Jackie Tune (How am I to be...)
Short set, maybe 45 minutes, everything was pretty standard, mostly getting the set outta the way before the acoustic portion of the show.
With Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, acoustic
Friend of the Devil
Deep Elem Blues
35 minutes, only 5 acoustic songs...I like that ratio! They did some real nice picking, I was completely impressed! In the words of Tiffany, MAD BOBBY LOVE!! It's been a while, definitely overdue. Bob picking! The Deep Elem jam warmed my bluegrass loving soul! Sure, I've seen him play acoustic before...but not like this, I don't think. Everyone was in fine form--Bob and Jackie traded verses on Friend of the Devil, they even did the 'lost' verse. It's impossible to resist, I love the trading verses! Even Phil's voice sounded great on Peggy-O. Jackie pulled out a mandolin for Ripple, first time I've ever seen that. It was perfect, gave it that authentic Ripple sound! Hopefully we'll get to see more of it in the future. Like tonight!
Low Down something?
Working Man's Blues
Another Love Gone Bad
So Hard to Find My Way*
Lord Mistreats Me*
It's Alright Mama*
An awesome long set, the cover tunes were fun choices, Working Man's is not uncommon for Jackie, although Taxman is. I think the last time I heard a Taxman it was an instrumental by the Greyboy Allstars a couple years back. George Harrison is never a bad choice! The appearance of Steve Molitz was on my wish list for the show So I was happy. Jackie and Steve were cute sharing the bench behind the keys. Like a couple little kids! Jackie stuck to the guitar until Steve appeared. The addition of Steve and the keys really added to the sound of the night, rounded it out, made it a bit fuller. Earlier in the night I was talking with someone about how Jackie had a horn section for most of the 2007/2008 Bay Area shows, and even missing it a bit. Nothing was missed in this second set! Jackie's songs have proven themselves to be quite versatile, they work well whatever the style--from the brass funk of the horns to spacey rock of Phil to the straight up rock n roll sounds of his own band--it all sounds great.
Cold Black Devil>14 Miles*
Don't Mind Me, I'm Only Dying Slow
In typical fashion, CBD>14 Miles was a highlight, it's always been a song stretched to the 10 minute mark and last night was no different. I love the dirty, crunchy, distorted blues! It was good! and the show closed with Jackie doing a solo acoustic tune. It's an old one, not something i'm familiar with, I suspect Jackie hasn't played it in quite some time.
All in all, a perfect night at the GAMH, for a sold out crowd, it wasn't pushy or uncomfortable, everyone was in the right place at the right time. And Jackie alluded to bigger and better things tonight!
wow, sounds like a real smokin' good time!
that's a whole lot of great music lucky zoners (~);}
Was there an opener? I saw on the front page @ phil zone that Grace Potter and the Nocturnals played, is that true??
No, that did not happen. No Grace Potter, don't think she was ever scheduled to appear either.
cool, I just called the venue and they said no opener.
see you tonight!
jackie's post from facebook:
2.18 GAMH Set List
Today at 1:31pm
SET ONE (JGB)
FAREWELL, SO LONG, GOODBYE
NOTHING COMES FROM NOTHING
I DON’T LIVE IN A DREAM
THE HOLY LAND
SET TWO (BOB, PHIL, JACKIE)
FRIEND OF DEVIL
SET THREE (JGB)
WORKIN MAN BLUES >
ANOTHER LOVE GONE BAD !
SO HARD TO FIND MY WAY*
LORD MISTREATS ME*
GHOSTS OF PROMISED LANDS*
WHEN YOURE WALKING AWAY*
BALLAD OF SLEEPY JOHN*
*W/ Steve Molitz on Keys
//COLD BLACK DEVIL*
//DON’T MIND ME IM ONLY DYING SLOW
I arrived just as Jackie was leaving the stage from his first set, which was fine with me. I then really enjoyed the short Phil/Bob/Jackie acoustic set, but I had never seen a full set with Jackie's band before so I was not expecting too much from the JGeB.
I've always had a vague impression that they're kind of a Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs soft blues/rock sort of deal, which is OK with me but hasn't gotten me fired up to see him/them in the past.
I was then REALLY surprised at how good the 2nd set was. I like Jackie but his band was better than I expected and they really rocked.
At times I did get a bit of a Boz Scaggs hit, but in a good way. I loved the Taxman/Workingman's Blues, and I totally agree with what was said about Molitz adding allot to the sound when he came on, he really is a good player, and it was cool to see he & Jackie having fun together.
It's obvious that these two young guys have become friends and the vibe was really good, but the music actually REALLY rocked well from start to finish and I didn't even think about leaving early, which was my original plan. I was hoping for a Phil electric sit-in but the set was good enough that I wasn't disappointed when it didn't happen.
Fortunately I have gotten myself in again for tonight, and I'm looking forward now to more than just another sweet acoustic set in the best venue in SF, but a rockin' good time all around.
>>I was hoping for a Phil electric sit-in<<
Hopefully tonight...I heard a 3rd set rumor
>>the best venue in SF<<
For years the Fillmore has been my personal fave but with the recent changes, the GAMH has moved to the top of my list! Even when the staff is enforcing rules we don't like, they are super cool about it, amazingly low key, no hassles. Sold out shows aren't a nightmare like at the Indy, beer is still just $5, show prices in general are affordable...still lots and lots of $15 and $20 shows at the GAMH. Pretty much no reason it shouldn't be number 1!
>>>I heard a 3rd set rumor :-O
u mean 4th set?
> For years the Fillmore has been my personal fave but with the recent changes,
Changes? What changes?
Drink prices went up, they've added an occasional platform in the back over the 'tapers section', it hinders movement when it's up, but the thing that really pushed me over the top was when I was hassled about tossing my jacket under the bench. I've done that every show for 7 years...it's never once been a problem and then suddenly it is? The staff is always quick to point out there is a coat check available for a fee, it just rubbed me the wrong way...
Not to mention a complete lack of posters in 2008, got one at the April JGe show...but none since.
yeah, they were handing out that calendar poster for a while at sold out shows. kind of lame.
i started getting hasseled about my jacket a few years ago.
to the point that one night, i went to get my jacket it wasn't there, i went and asked staff about lost and found and the what not, and they told me check the coat check.
i went over there, and they told me i needed to pay the fee whatever it is, to get my jacket, because i had used the service. fuck that.
i still throw my jacket under the benches (behind the trash can/curtain) just am a little more stealthy about it.
gamh sure is one sweet venue. been at my top for quite some time.
from other stuff:
By doobious (Happy420) (22.214.171.124) on Friday, February 20, 2009 - 01:09 am:
Philbob Greene 2
Me & My Uncle
Ramble On Rose*
Box Of Rain
*Jackie Vox (& Mando on CJ)
#Jackie & Bob trade mad solos in jam
By doobious (Happy420) (126.96.36.199) on Friday, February 20, 2009 - 03:10 am: Edit Post
Molitz, Weir, Lesh, Karan, + Jackie's Band:
New Speedway Boogie$
Ye Olde Minglewood Blues
Sugaree* (for the bitches)
$Bob & Jackie trade verses
Ok I'll try some thoughts. I didn't have plans to hit these shows but through the luck of the zone I got two dinner tickets for face each night so we had a great view of the festivities from the balcony.
My first time seeing the JGe band was the NYE run and while short sets I liked what I heard, solid rock and roll.
The first set tue. seemed a bit short, nothing really stretched out but very well played. I really like Jackie and the way he seems very appreciative of all of this, he genuinely seems grateful and it shows in his music. Also nice to see him invest in some guitars he has a really beautiful collection, the green Rickenbacker (sp?) was particularly impressive. I liked the solo acoustic song Jackie did at the end of the set. I'll have to listen again but it was pretty nice
The Phil/Bob/Jackie set was beautiful to my ears very nicely playing and pretty tight.
Molitz came out for the 2nd set and they lit the place up, some real nice stretching of the songs, well played, fun and rocking!!!
Thursday I win the coin flip with my wife and head out for night two.
first set a bit more rocking then the night before with the addition of MK, again real solid songs and playing with everyone on stage giving it their all.
The second trio set was nice I really enjoyed the Ramble On Rose, this set was not quite as tight as the night before but still very nice with Bobby especially doing some very nice playing. Phil was down right ferocious on the Casey Jones.
Onto the second set, this was the good stuff, 5 guitar players on stage but it sounded clean and clear, not muddled at all. Some real nice moments in this set. The bass player from JGe band did a great solo on Bertha, really nailed it (he was on guitar BTW). Loved the rest of the set too the Phil led Scarlet was very nice with the Grandmaster letting out a huge smile at the end, yes even bigger then the grin he had on the rest of the night. There were a few flubs but it was well within the confines of the music being played. Everyone was playing (and listening) their hearts out and it showed.
there was a tune or two after the big jam with Jackies band and he did another solo acoustic number to say goodnight.
all in all I went in with zero expectations and had a two great nights. Thanks to Jackie and your band and again huge thanks to Phil Lesh for getting your new and old friends together for another great couple nights of music in San Francisco. when do we do it again????
outstanding review, Canyon!
thx for posting, you should post reviews more often
yep, and pix are sweet as well ^^^
thanx 4 sharing
You nailed it.
Ramble On Rose was one of those moments.
I'm So Gone
Cell Block #9*
Don't Let Me Down*
She Goes Back to the Bottle
Great first set, they meant business! A more lively set, thanks in part to Mark Karan. It's always a pleasure to see him. Back to the Bottle to close the set is a new Jackie tune, had the catchy pop sensibilities we've come to expect from Jackie, but with a rock n roll attitude, mexican girl on a jag Don't Let Me Down--Jackie always shines on this one, a lot of soul went into it.
Casey Jones (JGe on vox)
Me & My Uncle (Bob on vox)
Ramble on Rose (JGe verse, all on the chorus)
Cassidy (Bob vox)
Box of Rain (Phil vox)
This set ran a bit longer than the first trio set. It was another great set, not as tight as the first night. There was no "picking", it was loose and relaxed. Jackie brought the mando back for Casey Jones, it's really hard to pick a highlight...the entire set was great! Maybe Ramble on Rose, it was the crowd favorite. I haven't found anyone else who heard it but I heard a Simpsons theme song tease in Cassidy and Jackie giggled as he did it...I guess the tape will tell
Don't Let the Devil Take Your Mind
Closer to You (Jackie at the organ)
--Enter Phil, Bob, Particle Dude and Karan--
New Speedway Boogie
80 minutes of pure FUN! The band sounded great, no problems with all those musicians on one stage! Just sort of echoing what's already been said...US Blues was not a throw away like it often is. The Minglewood was great, much better than the one from the Warfield closing run last year. The Bertha was big! I loved it all!
E: Back to the Jackie Band.
Ball and Chain
Sweet Somewhere Bound (solo acoustic)
So, it was another spectacular night at the GAMH. It's only further cemented my decision to skip the spring dead tour, when we get mid-week treats like this, at intimate, historic local venues I can't think of a reason to spend big bucks for a large impersonal reunion show. The smiles were big all night, it was another great crowd, despite the sold out status, there weren't space issues, everything was exactly perfect!
This is going to be a tough show to top! It's still early but right now this show is the top contender for 'show of the year'! Couldn't have asked for anything more!
"So, it was another spectacular night at the GAMH. It's only further cemented my decision to skip the spring dead tour, when we get mid-week treats like this, at intimate, historic local venues I can't think of a reason to spend big bucks for a large impersonal reunion show."
My thoughts exactly!
I heard that Simpsons tease, Emily.
Phil played it.
Here is the Scarlet Begonias from the 2-19 show. Enjoy!
^^^Sounds pretty damn fun!
This show was off-the-hook, and what a way for me and my wife to spend our anniversary !!!
Does anyone have a link to a download of this show? If so, please email me or post it, as I must re-live that Acoustic set and the 3rd set as wel.
See y'all at The Spectrum in May (hope my tix arrive soon)
after listening 2 this, i'm prayin' we r witnessing the birth of the greeneful dead... ;-}
>>>>after listening 2 this, i'm prayin' we r witnessing the birth of the greeneful dead... ;-}
that happened sometime in 1966 or 67
& now it's happening again. the wheel is turning...
Thanks Mandala !
i'm working on starting a "greeneful deadheads unite..." group over on facebook...
Here is the Casey Jones from the 19th.