6 cool dudes who can all sing too!
Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene, Mark Karan, Rob Barraco, Jon Graboff, & Tony Leone.
Have so much fun Rob
Phil Lesh & Friends
Lineup: Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene, Mark Karan, Rob Barraco, Jon Graboff, & Tony Leone
RAMBLE - Grate Room, Terrapin Crossroads
San Rafael, CA
Fri. June 15, 2012
Set 1 8:20pm - 9:25pm
Jack Straw jg
Ship of Fools jg >
China Cat Sunflower rb >
Mama Tried jg
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl mk >
Sugaree mk & jg
Set 2 10:15pm - 12:00am
Estimated Prophet jg >
Eyes of the World pl >
Scarlet Begonias rb >
Fire on the Mountain rb
New Speedway Boogie jg >
Shakedown Street jg >
Jam (Mark Karan quoted "Miss You" by the Rolling Stones) >
Viola Lee Blues v1 all >
Viola Lee Blues v2 all >
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall jg
E: Casey Jones jg
Second set looks classically amazing. I suppose audio from this set is a pipe dream?
Well, for me, the show was just so so--no particuliarly inspired or exciting. It was the "flatest" Phil show I have been to in quoite some time. Was a bid dissapoined in the sound in the Great Room. For all the hype on the Myer Sound Constaltion PA system they use, it was not the clenst or best mixed show from several vantage points. Peddale Steel was to low in the mix and the drums were not all that clear. I will say, my personal highlight was thew up-tempo version of Ship of Fools--well covered back JG.
Enjoy the rest of the weakend
audio? did someone say audio? with the no "taping policy", no help for the tapers and no audio-casts provided by TCX i'd say chances are slim to none for GOOD audio. i'm sure the low quality recordings with lots of crowd noise will circulate in mass. it's sort of like going to your favorite restaurant and ordering the scrapple for $65. doesn't really make any sense does it? TCX serves up a really mean plate of scrapple from what i hear. bon appetit!
How many heads were there? It seems to me that the aesthetics of the place are being hammered out as the ebb and flow of the energy will be dependent on what Phil (as it is his and Jill's place) will want in terms of what is expected of the band on any given night. It aint MSG or the Warfield; it is a restaurant/bar/performance place that is different from anything ever had in Deadlandom. The second set seems a little heavy on the 'war-horse' cuts, but then, mapping out every set list for the past ten years I imagine has grown a little stale in the face of Grateful Dead politics. Jerry (from what I hear) was not easy to talk to about changes in set lists or rehearsals...
playing of this band has been fantastic real unexpectedly jaw dropping jams. Don't let the standard looking setlists jade you, listen to the substandard recordings if you weren't there because these guys were some of the most cookin' shit at terrapin this side of the Q.
And yes, Phil start selling the f'in sbd's (or matrixes) already or allow a taping section. This is some of the most exciting post GD music in years...