Phil Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band played two well received sets at last weekend's Lockn Festival, one included Bobby Weir as they paid tribute to Terrapin Station's 40th anniversary by playing the album in its entirety. But Phil and his son Gramhme Lesh were seemingly everywhere as they made the rounds sitting in with many bands. Most notably. Phil, Gramhme, Bobby, Elliot Peck and Joe Russo played an intimate set in the ( you paid how much fucking money tent) and performaned a delicate set that included rarities such as " Lazy River Road" and a bittersweet version of " Mountain of the Moon". The father and son duo also joined Moe. for one of the highlights of the festival on Sunday night. He brought The Terrapin Family Band to Central Park with Nicki Bluhm toboot. This band has improved immensely since he started traveling with them a few years back and they certainly put on an astonishing set at the beautiful Central Park. To the delight of the fans the first stanza focused mainly on J.G.B staples and Bluhm's voice definitely added much needed harmonic balance to the emotional first set. They opened the set with " Tangled up in Blue" and they also performed heartfelt versions of Senior, Mission in the Rain" and " Mission in the Rain".
The second half the band really cut loose with a psydelic set that had everyone dancing in the park. The second stanza really let Ross James and Jason Crosby explore their Improvisation skills as their chops had this eventful set smoking. They opened with a rousing "Shakedown Street" and followed it up with a I interesting version of "Estimated Prophet". The highlight was easily the "Dark Star">"Morning Dew"> "Dark Star">"Saint Stephen">"Whole Lotta Love">Saint Stephen" sequence. The seques were seemingly flawless and the band really showed off their chemistry as they delivered some Improvisation music that was unparalleled. They closed the eventful show with a magnificent " Sugree".
Phil Lesh, the Terrapin Family Band, and Nicki Bluhm next play the NYC-area at the Capitol Theatre on Halloween, this time with Robert Randolph also in tow. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/1) at 10 AM.
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