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  posted on 3/13/2010 at 03:28 PM
What a great night!! 3 set marathon, only a 70 year old veteran could give us. God Bless Phil Lesh!!!

Wonderful surprise to get a mix of later day Phil & Friends, with Chris Robinson, Jackie Green, Steve Molitz & John (Mt Saint) Molo, along with the current Furthur band. The guests made it all the better. Chris was belting out soulful vocals all night, as was Jackie. Molo played the entire third set, along with Joe Russo and what an amazing one/two punch on drums. Overall, I'm not the biggest Furthur proponent as I don't think the guitar player can hang in the deeper improvisation, though he is outstanding in the song structure. For my GD experience, I prefer creative, adventurous jamming, that they don't really deliver with JK on lead guitar. However, like I said above, in the groove of the song structure, they're great. The guests delivered the extra punch last night and Phil was an absolute monster on bass. Highlights for me were Chris singing Two Souls in Communion in the first (acoustic) set. He took us to church with his soulful, gospel like crooning. What a surpise to hear that song, that Pigpen sang only a handful of times in 1972. Chris also sang a great version of Easy Wind in the 2nd set and played harp and Jackie Green took all the lead/slide guitar on that. Jackie sang a really great version of New Speedway Boogie in the 2nd set. The entire 3rd set was outstanding, but my favorite part was Cream Puff War, complete with 60's style Go Go Dancers. I'm posting a link to photos my wife & I took below.

Thanks Big Vic, for the setlist:

Furthur & Friends
Phil Lesh's 70th Birthday Bash
03/12/2010
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
A Benefit Concert for the Unbroken Chain Foundation
Proceeds to support Haitian Earthquake Relief

Set 1 Acoustic:
Phil Lesh (on Ritter bass)
Bob Weir
John Kadlecik
Jeff Chimenti
Jay Lane
Sunshine Becker
Zoe Ellis
Steve Molitz
Chris Robinson
Jackie Greene

Ripple (BW)
Lazy River Road (JK)
(Bobby says were gonna do yet another tune in the key of G)
Peggy-O (CR)
Two Souls in Communion (CR)
Brokedown Palace (JG)
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (BW)
They Love Each Other (CR)
Mountains of the Moon (PL)
Attics of My Life (All)

Set 2:
Phil Lesh
Bob Weir
John Kadlecik
Joe Russo
Jeff Chimenti
Jay Lane
Sunshine Becker
Zoe Ellis
Jackie Greene
Chris Robinson

Scarlet Begonias (JG)
Minglewood Blues (BW)
Easy Wind (CR) >
New Speedway Boogie (JG)
Viola Lee Blues V1 (All) >
High Time (CR) >
Viola Lee Blues V2 (All) >
Hard To Handle (CR)
Viola Lee Blues V3 (All) >
Like A Rolling Stone (CR) >
Sugaree (CR)

Set 3:
Phil Lesh
Bob Weir
John Kadlecik
Joe Russo
Jeff Chimenti
Sunshine Becker
Zoe Ellis
John Molo
Steve Molitz
Jackie Greene

Not Fade Away Jam (w/parade of floats) >
Happy Birthday, Dear Phil! (w/balloon drop) (All, including audience and us) >
Not Fade Away Jam >
meltdown >
break/popping balloons >
Playin in the Band (BW) >
St. Stephen (All) >
Other One (BW) >
Elevator >
Unbroken Chain (PL)
Comes a Time (CR) >
Cream Puff War (CR) (go-go dancers on stage) >
Franklin's Tower (PL)
Donor Rap
Johnny B. Goode (BW)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/48338850@N03/sets/72157623613073052/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/48338850@N03/sets/72157623488478701/

[Edited on 3/13/2010 by sheep]

 
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  posted on 3/13/2010 at 03:40 PM
WOW!

Looks like one heck of a show

 

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  posted on 3/13/2010 at 03:45 PM
I just saw the two Furthur shows in Chicago. Phil looked and sounded great! The path he decided to follow has served him well.

Hey sheep, I agree with you concerning JK and Furthur. Although the second night was probably the best Grateful Dead music set list I've ever experienced the X factor wasn't really there.

There were many great moments over the course of the run but other incarnations of Phil's bands, especially The Quintet, had the power to take me over the edge and into the void. Furthur pushed at the door but, in my opinion, couldn't kick it open.

 

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quote:

Hey sheep, I agree with you concerning JK and Furthur. Although the second night was probably the best Grateful Dead music set list I've ever experienced the X factor wasn't really there.

There were many great moments over the course of the run but other incarnations of Phil's bands, especially The Quintet, had the power to take me over the edge and into the void. Furthur pushed at the door but, in my opinion, couldn't kick it open.


I went to the show in Fairfax, VA and I came away being bored by John's guitar playing. He does Jerry very well, he's got the tone down and he's very familiar with the songs. The problem for me was he seemed to play the songs note for note with nothing of himself put into it.

The Q, for me, was the best post GD band of all the different incarnations. They wern't trying to recreate the sound of the GD, they were totally reinventing the songs.

 

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  posted on 3/13/2010 at 09:19 PM
I agree. The Quintet were a real experiment. The experiment worked.

 

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  posted on 3/13/2010 at 10:35 PM
Thanks for the review sheep.

I guess 3 of my all time favorite PAF shows were the shows from the Warfield in 04 with Chris Robinson on vocals.....

 

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  posted on 3/13/2010 at 11:01 PM
Thx for the review. Glad you & Mrs Sheep enjoyed. Stay in the City or drive back?

 

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  posted on 3/13/2010 at 11:10 PM
Great pics, seth...glad to hear you had a good time. Jackie and i are going to catch one of the Brooklyn shows this summer...we're really looking forward to the opportunity to finally check out the new group...and word on the street is that lane is out and molo is in...sweet!
 

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  posted on 3/13/2010 at 11:41 PM
Very nice, thanks for the review .

 

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  posted on 3/13/2010 at 11:50 PM
Wow amazing - thanks for filling us in. We'll be at Key Span Park in Brooklyn this summer

 

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  posted on 3/14/2010 at 12:28 AM
Molo in, hmmm interesting. Russo and Molo seem to work very well together. During Elevator, it had so many worked out parts and it seemed that Molo was almost directing Russo, but it came together perfectly.

The Q was great. They felt like a real band and worked hard. There were times when I grew tired of Jimmy & Warren in certain songs/jams, but there were other things each of them owned. JK last night was kind of in the background, but when he was out front his tone was almost piercing, too loud. Whenever JK approaches something new, it's kind of, what would 80's Jerry do here, versus trying to be original. Anyhow, last nights show was very good. I reconnected with a bunch of 1980 tour buddies, that have all rediscovered each other through Facebook. Really wild, a bunch of folks I haven't seen for almost 20 years.

Foppa, we drove home, got home at 4am. MikeP nice to see you online. Great ABB show tonight, Moogis was flawless for our party!!!

 

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 12:12 PM
Howdy Folks,
Here is a big plug for JK in the Further band. He has studied Jerry Garcia's music and guitar licks for 15 years. Jerry, Duane, and Jimmy Hendrix are my all time favorite guitar players. I saw the Chicago Further shows(5th row,1st night and 8th row second night). I listened to the shows yesterday for the first time since the shows and I must say(especially the 2nd night), JK played some incredible guitar and his singing sounds like Jerry Garcia. JK used guitar licks form 1968-1995. Listening yesterday to the shows i was going what Grateful Dead year was this? Frik'in finally a Jerry Garcia clone. Isn't Warren a Duane/Dickey clone that helped reunite the ABB's in 1989? YES!
Finally there is a guitar player that can trade off with Phil's bass scales. The Further band is the complete band that can start a jam and take it to another level. JK and the band rehearsed 210 songs for the tour. Give this guy a little time and hopefully there won't be any Phil Q and Ratdog bands. Phil and Bob Weir together on stage are incredible.
I saw every Phil band since 1999 and the vibe was not to hire a Garcia sounding guitar player for 15 years. Every guitar player was excellent but they didn't know Grateful Dead songs very well.

I have never seen Phil be so happy when he finally hears a Garcia guitar lick from the other side of the stage and then answers back with a incredible bass line. Just like the ABB's the other night trading notes.

My friends were at Phil's birthday show and the Chicago shows.They complained at the Phil Birthday show that JK only had a minor part in the music. They were underwhelmed by the whole evening. They pretty hated Chris Robinson and Jackie Green stealing the show. Sorry to be such a Grateful Dead fanatic, but they had my attention from 1968-1995.

ABB's fans would have been upset when Dickey left the band and the ABB's band would have hired a guitar player who did not know ABB's songs very well and that was what Phil did with his bands. No Jerry clones for 15 years. It's Grateful Dead music for gosh darn sake. Phil and Bob's bands always played the songs with little effort to send them in the next world like Duane and Dickey did in the early days.

I am delighted to have the Further band that has a Jerry clone(hired gun) and the ABB's playing great music.

Now find me a Jimmy Hendrix clone! That will be a little harder to find.

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 12:18 PM
JK is the best Jerry clone and sends the music to another world. Thank you JK and Phil for playing cool Grateful Dead music.

Happy birthday Phil, I saw you 5th row and 8th row in Chicago. It was like Jerry Garcia was back in the band with JK making great music.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 12:41 PM
didn't John Kadlecik came from The Dark Star Orchestra?

[Edited on 3/15/2010 by langman]

 

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 12:45 PM
Its a real good recording of the event that is out there on etree. Thank God for Phil Lesh....and Jackie Greene for infusing some energy into these songs.

 

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Also up on the archive...

http://www.archive.org/details/furthur2010-03-12.flac16

 

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 01:17 PM
JK sounds nice on Lazy River Road...

They should let him sing more, IMO.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 01:34 PM
Sweet work by Chris Robinson on Two Souls In Communion...

 

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 02:14 PM
JTuna I'm glad you're loving the band. I had a really good time I just wasn't taken to the places other Dead influenced bands have taken me too.

I'm not after a Jerry clone. I'm not after any clone. I want the musicians to follow their own bliss and drive their own bus.

I think plenty of people can sound like Jerry and many musicians can sing "better" than Jerry but I've never heard anyone bring a song like "Wharf Rat" to life like Jerry did. It was his soul that sang and you can't clone a soul.

I disagree with your comment about Warren being a clone for the same reason.

That's just my opinion.

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I don't see JK as a Jerry clone, but perhaps a "tone clone."

Only one guy ever sounded like Garcia, and that was Garcia.

 

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Howdy Folks,
Here is a big plug for JK in the Further band. He has studied Jerry Garcia's music and guitar licks for 15 years. Jerry, Duane, and Jimmy Hendrix are my all time favorite guitar players. I saw the Chicago Further shows(5th row,1st night and 8th row second night). I listened to the shows yesterday for the first time since the shows and I must say(especially the 2nd night), JK played some incredible guitar and his singing sounds like Jerry Garcia. JK used guitar licks form 1968-1995. Listening yesterday to the shows i was going what Grateful Dead year was this? Frik'in finally a Jerry Garcia clone. Isn't Warren a Duane/Dickey clone that helped reunite the ABB's in 1989? YES!
Finally there is a guitar player that can trade off with Phil's bass scales. The Further band is the complete band that can start a jam and take it to another level. JK and the band rehearsed 210 songs for the tour. Give this guy a little time and hopefully there won't be any Phil Q and Ratdog bands. Phil and Bob Weir together on stage are incredible.
I saw every Phil band since 1999 and the vibe was not to hire a Garcia sounding guitar player for 15 years. Every guitar player was excellent but they didn't know Grateful Dead songs very well.

I have never seen Phil be so happy when he finally hears a Garcia guitar lick from the other side of the stage and then answers back with a incredible bass line. Just like the ABB's the other night trading notes.

My friends were at Phil's birthday show and the Chicago shows.They complained at the Phil Birthday show that JK only had a minor part in the music. They were underwhelmed by the whole evening. They pretty hated Chris Robinson and Jackie Green stealing the show. Sorry to be such a Grateful Dead fanatic, but they had my attention from 1968-1995.

ABB's fans would have been upset when Dickey left the band and the ABB's band would have hired a guitar player who did not know ABB's songs very well and that was what Phil did with his bands. No Jerry clones for 15 years. It's Grateful Dead music for gosh darn sake. Phil and Bob's bands always played the songs with little effort to send them in the next world like Duane and Dickey did in the early days.

I am delighted to have the Further band that has a Jerry clone(hired gun) and the ABB's playing great music.

Now find me a Jimmy Hendrix clone! That will be a little harder to find.

Always highly amused by the chatter on the forum. Charlie




The guy in April's Hotel Room paid a nice soundalike tribute to Jerry on their song Trippin' With Jerry (I Think that's the title) -- it's on one of the Horde tour CD's & one of the best on there -- great tune!

ah JTuna JTuna -- good post indeed, but -- Jimmy?
even his name is untouchable, much less his playing

 

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