Phil Lesh & Friends
The Cycle of Life (Night 2 of 2)
Sat. Aug. 10, 2013
The Grate Room
San Rafael, CA
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Anders Osborne - guitar, vocals
Larry Campbell - guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandolin, cittern, violin, vocals
Neal Casal - guitar, vocals
Marco Benevento - keyboards
Tony Leone - drums
Teresa Williams - vocals
Take Jack (9 member Choral group) - vocals
Set 1 8:05pm - 9:35pm
Turn Turn Turn tw *
Let It Be nc *
Eyes of the World pl >
Uncle John's Band pl, nc, tw
Forever Young ao >
The Wheel pl, nc, tw >
Timshel pl, nc, lc, tw
* w/Take Jack Choral group
Set 2 10:05pm - 11:55pm
Within You Without You nc >
River Deep Mountain High tw
Simple Man ao
Comes a Time nc
Endless Highway lc, tw
Help on the Way ao >
Franklin's Tower pl
All You Need is Love ao
Encore outside at Fire Pit:
Band & Choral group w/Larry - acoustic guitar
Box of Rain pl
Imagine nc *
* w/Take Jack Choral group
Set list compiled by Rob Scalcione
Because the Phans want to know!
just go see paul. lame i thought we would at leats get a love for levon show
Very different show last night at TXR. The place was very church like and had candles throughout the walls of the room with a platform on the left for the choral singers. The show began very somber with Teresa Williams singing "Turn Turn Turn" with them from that stage. They were accompanied by Larry on Cittern and Marco on a grand piano that was set on the floor next to them. Neal Casal then joined the singers for a very emotional "Let it Be" that set the tone for the main stage music that followed. The setlists were deep with songs that we hadn't heard before.; from the obscure Elton John tune "Blessed" to Rod Stewart's "Forever Young," to an almost acapella mournful Mumford and Sons song; "Timeshel," with the haunting refrain, "You’re not alone in this." The jam between Larry and Marco that preceded the Mumford song was the best of the evening. The second set was also filled with with deep rooted nuggets. "Within You and Without You" was truly sublime as Neal Casal really added a nice touch on the raga intro ( played on guitar) and the vocals. I enjoyed the way the band slowly built up to the song's main theme. and yes kids, it was really psychedelic. "Endless Highway", The Band tune originally sung by Rick Danko was a nice surprise, as was "Simple Man". I've always been a fan of the Skynyrd boys and since I've seen him a couple of times at TXR, I'm now a huge fan of Anders Osborne who sang the shit out of that classic. Teresa Williams is a treasure and her version of "River Deep Mountain High" was really high energy. The set ending; "All You Need is Love" was a tad sloppy perhaps, however, you could feel the love that filled that intimate room when they played. it.
The band left the stage without a word and we just followed everyone out to the side of TRX where they recently put in a fire pit and created a nice lawn where part of the parking lot once was. I can't tell you just how special it was to hear Phil sing "Box of Rain" and Neal Casal sing "Imagine" as Larry strummed the acoustic guitar surrounded by the choral group as folks tucked in around in a circle who sang along softly as the fire crackled in the night time air. People were actually sobbing it was so emotional.
It was a very special evening, not like any other run in the Grate Room by Phil Lesh & Friends.
It was a very special evening, not like any other run in the Grate Room by Phil Lesh & Friends.<<<<<
Except for the night before;)
Rob, being I know you were there both nights-
Was one night more musically energetic than the next? Or all and all about the same level of highness on music that is..?
Rod Stewart's "forever young"???!!!!! Are you f-ing kidding me? Have you ever heard of Bob Dylan?
Not the same song.
I of course was blown away by both nights and some of the most unique musical moments yet at TXR, but the "death" night on Friday seemed to transcend higher heights musically and had a flow to it that was jaw dropping. The intensity of the theme, with the decorations and ambiance in the room made it hard to breathe - in a good way
Right on Rob! Those two nights were extremely unique and very very special. My wife and I are unable to properly describe them. These shows clearly fall in to the "You had to be there...." realm.
Very different nights but it was a 2-show package deal experience for sure!
Intense. Emotional. Spritual. Loving. Comradery. Special. Unique. Memorable. Lasting. Jamming. Synergy. Psychadelic. Gigadelic!
no doubt Starkdar - it was beyond words - friends of mine & I were barely able to talk about any of it in much detail. This was a time when the music and moment cut so deep, you just had to soak it in...
>>>>Not the same song
Well almost the same song.
Great to hear speechlessness has happened at a show!
And, I don't mean people just not chatting...
peace & music...