Audio: Lesh, Medeski, Scofield, Haynes and Russo – Hallelujah & Dark Star > While My Guitar Gently Weeps > Dark Star

One of the more exciting runs in post-Dead history came to a close last night when Phil Lesh, John Medeski, John Scofield, Warren Haynes and Joe Russo finished a three-night stand at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, Calif. As they did on the first two nights, the extremely talented combo  mixed classics from the Grateful Dead songbook with assorted covers.

[Photo by Scott Gordon]

Among the quintet, Warren Haynes was the lone member known for his singing so he handled vocals for most of the run with Phil chiming in from time to time. Last night saw the group deliver covers of Dear Mr. Fantasy, Amazing Grace, Blue Sky, Sunshine Of Your Love, Hallelujah, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Turn On Your Lovelight and Not Fade Away.

Our pal JRapp captured some audio from yesterday’s festivities. Check out the quintet’s gorgeous take on Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah followed by a transcendent, 35-minute Dark Star > While My Guitar Gently Weeps > Dark Star segment that shows the power of this band…

Set One: Jam >  Dear Mr. Fantasy (WH) >  Here Comes Sunshine (WH), Amazing Grace (WH), Blue Sky, Ramble on Rose (WH), Sunshine of Your Love (WH) >  Cosmic Charlie

Set Two:   Hallelujah (WH) >  Bird Song (PL) >  China Cat Sunflower (WH) >  I Know You Rider, Dark Star v1 >  While My Guitar Gently Weeps (WH) >  Dark Star v2 (PL) >  Not Fade Away > Turn on Your Lovelight (WH), Not Fade Away

Encore: Donor Rap > Stella Blue (WH)

[Setlist via PhilZone.org]

Next up at Terrapin Crossroads is four nights of The “Q” starting Thursday.

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5 thoughts on “Audio: Lesh, Medeski, Scofield, Haynes and Russo – Hallelujah & Dark Star > While My Guitar Gently Weeps > Dark Star

  1. Dan Reply

    There was a lengthy piece on Halleujah on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. They must’ve heard it too.

  2. andrew Reply

    That Dark Star was pretty epic. Here’s hoping it finds a place on Archive.org

  3. Tim Reply

    Scott, how can I live a life 1/100th as cool as yours?

  4. CoonDawg Austin @Tejas Reply

    A million thank U’s. What ah wonderful way to wake and bake with ah little Dark Star. Being ah huge Scofield fan from way back/ and ah huge M M W fan / and ah huge GD head/ and when you mix in the hardest working man in show bidness (Haynes)… / and Russo beating the skins…. Holy smokes ..

  5. Patrick Reply

    is the full show available anywhere?

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