Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Nicki Bluhm, Robert Randolph, Preservation Hall Jazz Band In DC [Audio]

first_imgPhil Lesh performed his first of five shows in five cities last night in Washington DC at The new Anthem. Currently on a mini-run in the northeast with The Terrapin Family Band—featuring guitarist Ross James, drummer Alex Koford, keyboardist Jason Crosby, and guitarist (and Lesh’s son) Grahame Lesh—Phil also recruited vocalist Nicki Bluhm and steel guitarist Robert Randolph for the dates. The new, 6,000 person venue became home to the Grateful Dead reliables on Wednesday, as the musicians played through an uplifting night of music as the first night together. During the second set, New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band joined in for the majority of the set.Phil Lesh & Jake Peavy Tap Krasno, George Porter Jr., Marcus King For Inaugural Outsiders BallWhile the first set delivered slower, heart-filling tunes, especially with the unique contributions of Bluhm and Randolph, the second set quickly picked up with the help of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. After performing two of their own New Orleans-esque numbers, Lesh and his selected bandmates returned for a monstrous “Lady With A Fan > Terrapin Station > Terrapin Transit > At A Siding > Terrapin Flyer > Jack O’ Roses > I Know You Rider” to close the second set. After a quick break, the band returned for an anthemic “Ripple” to close the evening.Phil Lesh, Holly Bowling, Members Of moe., TAB Tapped For Everyone Orchestra ShowsLast night’s show marked a rare occasion, as Phil and the TFB performed a venue outside of the family circle. While Terrapin Crossroads and The Capitol Theatre, among other Peter Shapiro-owned joints, remain Phil Lesh faithfuls, this Halloween run will see the Grateful Dead bassist perform the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey and the BB&T Pavilion (indoors) in Camden, New Jersey. The run will conclude with a show at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl on 10/30 and the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on 10/31 for the ultimate finalé.The final two shows will be webcast via nugs.tv. Both webcasts are expected to begin at 8 pm (EST). The shows’ streams are available for pre-order here.Thanks to taper Alex Leary, you can enjoy the full audio from Wednesday night’s performance below via JamBuzz:Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | The Anthem | Washington DC | 10/25/17I: Mason’s Children, They Love Each Other, Broken Arrow, Second That Emotion, Passenger, What She Said > Bertha, Cumberland BluesII: Viola Lee Blues * > The Other One * > Monkey Man *, Throwing Stones *, PHJB 1, PHJB 2, Lady With A Fan > Terrapin Station > Terrapin Transit > At A Siding > Terrapin Flyer > Jack O’ Roses > I Know You Rider, Donor Rap, Ripple[photo via @farmhauspresents]last_img

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