Show started, any news on the set list?
I made it to the bluegrass fest on six occasions.Never got to see any of the GD family there, but I did catch "A VERY SPECIAL REUNION" that included David Grisman, Peter Rowan, and Vassar Clements, along with Herb Pedersen (banjo & Vocals), and Edgar Meyer on stand up bass!
I too want to know what Phil and his lineup played.
Found it! Thanks!
Phil Lesh and Friends 9/16/12
Telluride Blues and Brews Festival
Ramble On Rose
New Speedway Boogie>
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys>
Fire on The Mountain
Uncle John's Band
EPIC SHOW!!!! I hope they post the boards! After reading the disses of Phil's Kids on Jambase, I was slightly skeptical going in, but this band was a powerhouse and they delivered in a big way!
Alabama started things off with a nice phat groove (the vocals were a little shaky, but so what). Cumberland was fast and tight... Passenger too (although, again vocals a little lacking).
Things really started to kick in with "She Said". Warren belted it out and the band was right there with him. As good as any I've heard! Mason's Children KICKED ASS!!! This was reminiscent of the '01-02 PLQ... Warren was ripping it up! Casey Jones just kept going faster and faster... about 300 miles an hour by the end of the set!
The real fireworks started in the 2nd set! A hugely phat funky wa-wa-wa Shakedown St. pulled the whole crowd into a huge dance groove
The real fireworks started in the 2nd set! A hugely phat funky wa-wa-wa Shakedown St. pulled the whole crowd into a huge dance groove that would just not stop!!! New Speedaway was heavy and groovy and then.... bu bu bu bu bu bu BUHH BUHH!!! You could hear the tease and it just kept building!!! BOMBS WERE DROPPED!!! and then..... "I went down one old day.... I went down to see a gypsy woman one old day!..." Warren summoned the spirit of Pigpen and belted out a powerhouse version of Caution, the likes of which haven't been heard in 40 years!! Pig would have been proud !!! It really blew me away. He didn't just do it justice... he owned it!!! the big crashing jam following the rap melted into a deep, heavy Low Spark...it was like we were in a new dimension... and again Warren was right there and his vocals were just right on!!!! Phil Sounded great on sweet and smooth BirdSong which rolle dinto a strong Wheel. And Stella Blue brought me back to Roseland 4/30/01.
It was great to see Phil bring his sons into the band and have it work so well. This wasn't the "Q", but this band had that feel to it. Hadn't seen Warren in 3 years... so nice to hear him playing Dead Music again! Hopefully we will get more of this incarnation in the near future
Thanks for the review, Ed! What a sweet festival.
Thanks for the sweet review! I'm assuming there were tapers aplenty?
at least 4 or 6 around the soundboard... hopefully something will show up on archive soon
the 2nd set looks absolutely sick!!!!!!! would have loved to see this one.
as for SBD recordings, biiiiiiiiiiig yaaaaaaawn. i'll take a FOB audience recording over a dry, sterile SBD anyday.
hey guys (and gals) this comment isn't intended to be offensive so if it comes across that way i apologize in advance... but for those that are always asking "where are the recordings?" why don't you get some gear, get out there with the other tapers and pull your own sweet FOB or OTS recordings? it's not rocket science, and only takes some effort and deadication. the few remaining tapers who are doing all the work would sure welcome the help. just sayin'.
here's a recording
Phil Lesh & Friends
Recording Info: Schoeps MK-41, DPA Football windscreens, 17 cm @ 90* 90' Center 8' on Stand > Schoeps KCy Active >
Schoeps VMS 2 1b > Kind Kables Chameleon Cables > Korg Mr-1000 @ 1 bit 2.8Mhz.
Transfer Info: Korg Mr-1000 Usb > Windows XP > Audio Gate, Bit depth & Sample rate conversion, >
CD wave > Flac.
Set 1: Alabama Getaway
Ramble On Rose
She Said She Said
Set 2: Shakedown Street >
New Speedway Boogie >
Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys >
Bird Song >
The Wheel >
Fire on the Mountain
Uncle John's Band
E: Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad
Other than Warren and Phil and sons, who else played?
Jeff Chiminti(sp?) and Tony Leone
i've tried Phil & Sons a few times, but i just can't do it anymore.
As a big time fan of the Quintet, take this review withat in mind.
First set was nice and tightly played, got things off to a good start.
Second set seemed the same to me, tighly played, but lacked that far out cohesive exploration. I saw Phil directi.g the band a few times and while the songs were played uniformly well, there wasn't for me anyways, enough space between. Maybe this band hasn't dosed together enough (*sarcasm alert*).
Alls well that ends well, so I went home a happy camper, especially after seeing how happy and energetic Phil was on stage, it was hard not to get into it and Phil sounded excellent as well. Our Leader is strong.
Others of note that weekend were Little Feat. Not a big fan, but they had me grooving with them. The B-52's were awesome!! Mule killed it deader than hell, I am definitely scoring this recording. The Lee Boys helped me get my praise on and positivity going. Chris Robinson Brotherhood played a fantastic set, love their sound.
Kinda disappointed there were no sit ins anywhere, but the setting was absolutely stunning and the light show on the trees and mountain walls was worth the price of admission alone.
Beer Fest was great! Sierra Nevada's French Saison and Green Hop Ale were the winners for me, but no schwag was in the house at all.
Just listened to the show... thanks for posting the link Canyon! In enjoyed Lesh boys vocals especially on Casey Jones and later in the 2nd set on this listen as well as the mando fills. "lacked that far out cohesive exploration"??? Try Mason's Children thru Low Spark. While they never drift off as phar as the "Q" there is some seriously interesting psychedelic improvisational shit going on. And most of it is a 2 way instrumental conversation between Phil and Warren that Chimenti wonders in and out of (sometimes in a very big way) with some occasional fills from the sons. It reminds me of the Phil/Jerry Dynamic of '74. Not bad for a band that had not rehearsed together.
Of course, what do I know, I thought Little Feat was probably the lamest act of the entire festival