New Speedway - one of Phil's sons on vocals
Jackie on keys btw
Big River - Jackie on 6 six string banjo
Peggy O - Phil vox
Phil ' s kids sound pretty good.
Cover, don't know this one.
Jackie tune - Never Satisfied
Acadian Driftwood - one of Phil's sons on vox
Cumberland - Jackie on banjo.
Those womenzzz in deep elum are trouble.
I don't know this one. Beautiful harmonies.
Franklin's Tower - Jackie on vocals
Good job with the set list HappyKaren.
The band sounded great. Phil's kids can sing very well so the vocals were really quite good. Jackie kind of sat back most of the night and played the banjo. It added a bluegrass feel to the night which was nice.
Bobby sounded fine and played well however he sat down most of the time except when he was singing.
Phil was definitely enjoying playing music with his son's. They were equals in the band and you could tell he was quite proud. The Angel band sung by Brian Lesh was excellent and the song before the Wheel was done by Grahme and was a great song that I hope to hear again
One thing I would recommend they do in the future is to have the Christmas carol sing along before the band comes on. They did it after the set and half the people were filing out as this girl was trying to lead everyone in carols.
It was a fun time! On the way out we got Unbroken Chain tshirts from Phil's 70th show. I'm psyched to have it but I think I'll need to have it altered :-)
Phil boys can sing! Very sweet family harmony going on. Loved, loved, loved it.
Thank you Unbroken Chain Volunteers, Women and Children's Center volunteers and the volunteer cupcake tester- for all you do.
And thank you Bobby, Jackie and PHIL and Family for a wonderful evening of music for a good cause, because we all needed THAT.
New Speedway Boogie
Big River *
Peggy-O (Phil Lesh sings)
Bring You Down (Brian Lesh sings)
Never Satisfied (Jackie Greene song)
Uncle John's Band *
Acadian Driftwood (Leshes sing The Band song)
Deep Elem Blues
Cumberland Blues *
Sigh No More (Leshes sing Mumford & Sons song)
The Wheel *
Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
band intros by Phil
* Jackie on banjo; otherwise, mainly on keys
I gotta say that Phil's boys have good taste in covers, given the various times that they've "sat in".
Bring you down is Chin up Cheer Up by Ryan Adams.
Any recordings of this floating around?
Looks really fun! For a good cause too!
I would hope Phil's sons have good taste in covers and music in general. Pretty solid music head as your Dad has gotta help.
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By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Monday, December 19, 2011 - 11:33 am: Edit Post
"Ah yes, I never think to go over there anymore."
A good reminder to us all to go over there sometimes.
"The commentary is always so much more "colorful" in Other Stuff that I tend to just stay here these days."
"Other Stuff" - A major cosmic portal to the Main Vibe. Peace and Serenity to All. No Exceptions!
Some good insightful comments over on the review thread. Interesting idea Ripplein (Stillwater) to have the Caroling before the band, so people arn't filing out. On the other hand, I think the intention is to have the Carols at the end as a wind-down, and that works, and it gave me an opportunity to sing loud!
Sadly, my friend says she saw a couple of people taking "stealth hits" on the floor. If so, they were stealthy enough so that I didn't notice. If so, they were also extremely rude and disrespectful. Next time eat a cookie.
Thanks Nueva (Nanc)and shagrophobia(Clifton_hanger)for soldiering along in the thread. My duty was to highlight that it was a Phil and Sons show with a couple of other heavy dudes sitting in.
It definitely had some off-kilter moments, and occassional out-of-tune twangs and jarring feedback, but what family concert doesn't?
Thanks Grahame and Brian for showing up and playing with such heart, and look forward to seeing you guys playing on future stages.
Totally dug Jackie Greene's banjo playing. Added a whole earthy level to the tunes, both traditional and fresh (And also ironic given the concurrent passing of the banjo player Warren Hellman early yesterday evening. RIP).
More Jackie banjo!
Bob Weir looked great. I bet a lot of dudes in their sixties would like to look as good. His vocals were strong and emotive. Merry Christmas Bob!
The trading around of vocals was fun and, I think, worked better than it has in some more formal settings. Brian and Grahame both have good singing voices. Jackie's vocal on "Franklin's Tower" was about exactly perfect.
Thank you Phil.
Jill Lesh, over in the wings appeared to be taking her own pictures of the show, and looked happy and proud, as well she should. It was great to see so many familiar faces around the assembly hall, and nice talking with Nancy and Pearce, and seeing Elizabeth, who drove the apple cider to the school! It was the best hot apple cider that was ever served anywhere. The apple cider alone was worth the price of admission, which was a donation to help brighten a very challenged part of the City. All Best Holiday Wishes & Support to the Bay Area Women’s & Children’s Center in 2012 and Beyond!
And a big festive shout-out and holiday ho ho ho ha ha to all of you Zoners!
a few videos from Philharmonia: