Phil & Friends opened for Dylan. Steve Kimock had just "retired" from the band, and Derek Trucks came on to take his place. Because the lineup was so new, the quintet mainly jammed, doing few structured songs.
But there certainly was nothing wrong with that! It was the first time I saw Warren Haynes playing guitar, and he's one of the best going today. Derek is no slouch, either.
Dylan was pretty good, too, of course.
As far as recordings, I enjoy the 10 discs' worth of material from the "Phil & Phriends" shows at the Warfield in April '99, with Kimock, Trey Anastasio and Paige McConnell. Phil soundchecks "Hello, Old Friend(s)" with his sons, then opens the show proper with 30-plus minutes of "Viola Lee Blues." Who can ask for anything more?
Now the guy is saying he knows one of Phil's neighbors who is definitely in the loop. He's claiming the cancer is still a problem and now Phil needs another new liver. I hope this guy is just blowing smoke.
Downloaded the Phil show from the Mountain, What a lineup, what a setlist, sorry i missed that show.....but great to listen too!!! same mrndew from the old dnc, right?
was Red Rocks few years back when he had Ryan Adams with em
I have't heard anything like that, always heard and read he's doing well, just someone talkin smack I bet =)
Some joker on one of the Yahoo! Groups said he "had it on good authority" that Phil is "dying." I know he had a cancer removed from his colon. Does anyone know how he's feeling?
One of my favorite gathering of musicians that Phil has done.
I there any word on if or when
phil might be playing again?
thank you (((izzie))) . . .
I trust the header is now more to your liking!