Phil and Friends’ brief tour of the NYC area kicked off last night at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey where the Grateful Dead/Furthur bassist and his band tipped their hat to the damages from Hurricane Sandy by performing the Grateful Dead’s Wake Of The Flood in its entirety as the first set.
[Photo by @shakedownblog]
For Lesh’s first show of the run, he was joined by Jackie Greene, John Kadlecik, Joe Russo and Jeff Chimenti. Over the course of the second set, Phil and his band tackled classics from the Grateful Dead songbook as well as a cover of Dear Mr. Fantasy. Golden Road and The Other One were the only Grateful Dead tunes performed last night that weren’t released in the ’70s.
Here’s the complete setlist…
Set 1: Mississippi Half-Step, Let Me Sing Your Blues Away, Row Jimmy, Stella Blue, Here Comes Sunshine, Eyes of the World > WRS > Let It Grow
Set 2: Playing in the Band > Dear Mr. Fantasy > Unbroken Chain, Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Golden Road > Other One > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower
Encore: China Doll > Playin Reprise
Check out TaperRob’s recording of the first set…
The mini-tour continues tonight at the Wellmont.