• October 1, 2008
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    Phil & Friends Fine Tuning at Sweetwater

    On Sunday (September 26th), Phil Lesh & Friends finished 5 nights of public dress rehearsals at the Sweetwater Station in Larkspur, California.  Phil wanted to play in front of a live crowd before kicking off an east coast swing.  All 5 shows were sold by word of mouth - and tickets for the venue (capacity 150) were gone in a flash. Lesh was backed by bandmates Larry Campbell, Jackie Greene, Steve Molitz and John Molo. Barry Sless and Teresa Williams were also in the mix.

    The setlists featured Grateful Dead nuggets like "Terrapin Station," "Alabama Getaway," and "West L.A. Fadeaway," along with Lesh's cover of Ryan Adams' "Let it Ride."

    Last night (September 30th), Phil & Friends opened a series of east coast shows with the Allman Brothers Band at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

    Click here for more tour info.

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On Sunday (September 26th), Phil Lesh & Friends finished 5 nights of public dress rehearsals at the Sweetwater Station in Larkspur, California.  Phil wanted to play in front of a live crowd before kicking off an east coast swing.  All 5 shows were sold by word of mouth - and tickets for the venue (capacity 150) were gone in a flash. Lesh was backed by bandmates Larry Campbell, Jackie Greene, Steve Molitz and John Molo. Barry Sless and Teresa Williams were also in the mix.

The setlists featured Grateful Dead nuggets like "Terrapin Station," "Alabama Getaway," and "West L.A. Fadeaway," along with Lesh's cover of Ryan Adams' "Let it Ride."

Last night (September 30th), Phil & Friends opened a series of east coast shows with the Allman Brothers Band at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

Click here for more tour info.

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With this line up, who could but be bedazzeled by the neato beato stuff, that is from that place we can but honorably refer to as The Phil Zone???????????
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Yes-there's still the Phil Zone & they rocked.........Gypsy Cowgirl
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Did anyone happen to get this on "tape"? Now that would be an amazing box set...
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it only gets better, GO PHIL!!!!!!!
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Phil had my bones shakin last nite in Virginia Beach!!!!! now waiting to go to Happy Valley and see the boys!!!!!
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Phil had you shake your bone last night? Thats pretty weird, I know the ladies love Bobby but you are taking it to a new level. Take it to the limit!
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i am not excited by phils lead guitarist campbell. he plays the same old tired riffs every night. no improvising, nothing new or stimulating. he is aggressive but its the same old song every solo he throws out there. dump campbell and bring in barry sluess,a real guitarist. i quit going to phil shows. his last great band that had quality was with jimmy herring. phil himself is awesome and i do keep up with him. peace.
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The current band is the best he has had and I think the most creative by far.They should be writing and playing new songs too. Hunter were are you bro? This fall tour will rip, see ya at the Nokia
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Made the road trip to Charlotte the other day to see Phil, with the Allman Brothers opening. Seemed like a bit of an off day for Phil And Friends. The Allman Brothers were intense and definitely worth making the trip for. I'm not sure what was ... ah I don't know, maybe the set list was crappy. But the show was poorly mixed for one. None of the guitar leads were brought out. Mix was sort of flat, the cameras weren't following what was going on very well either. P&F should hire the Allman's mix man, and camera men. Those guys did a great job for the Brothers. Greg SC
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.. Five nights of tepid "solos". Where's the earplugs? ..
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.. "...P&F should hire the Allman's mix man, and camera men. Those guys did a great job for the Brothers...." Phil should find someone who isn't hamstrung by the ghost of Jerry. Warren, perhaps? Someone who isn't afraid to DO SOMETHING with these tunes. Hire the guy from DSO. How about Henry Kaiser? .. .
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I used to tour GD in the nineties and had the time of my life. I've never really felt the need to go to anymore shows since Jerry passed. When I read blogs about critism about Bobby and Phil it makes me cringe! If you want to whine about how times aren't the same or that the shows are slow...... the boys r gettin' old! Don't go to shows anymore! For the people that still enjoy it and go... all the best to you and enjoy! Just be happy they're still out there playin!
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    chibby
    11 years ago
    Phil, Bobby and the Boyz!
    I used to tour GD in the nineties and had the time of my life. I've never really felt the need to go to anymore shows since Jerry passed. When I read blogs about critism about Bobby and Phil it makes me cringe! If you want to whine about how times aren't the same or that the shows are slow...... the boys r gettin' old! Don't go to shows anymore! For the people that still enjoy it and go... all the best to you and enjoy! Just be happy they're still out there playin!
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    Kirth
    11 years ago
    ...yeah.
    .. "...P&F should hire the Allman's mix man, and camera men. Those guys did a great job for the Brothers...." Phil should find someone who isn't hamstrung by the ghost of Jerry. Warren, perhaps? Someone who isn't afraid to DO SOMETHING with these tunes. Hire the guy from DSO. How about Henry Kaiser? .. .
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    Kirth
    11 years ago
    John Molo
    .. Five nights of tepid "solos". Where's the earplugs? ..