After paying tribute to The Clash on Friday night and Owsley “Bear” Stanley on Saturday night, Furthur finished off a three-night stand at Radio City Music Hall by welcoming Elvis Costello, Larry Campbell, Diana Krall and Teresa Williams to sit in with them tonight.
[By Dylan Carney via @FurthurBand]
Phil Lesh and Bob Weir’s latest project opened with Samson and Delilah before former Phil and Friends’ guitarist Larry Campbell of the Levon Helm Band came out for a cover of The Band’s Chest Fever. Campbell remained on hand as longtime Deadhead Elvis Costello led Furthur through Tennessee Jed, Friend of the Devil and a creative Ship of Fools > It Must’ve Been The Roses > Ship of Fools sequence. Costello joined his wife, jazz vocalist Diana Krall, and Larry in performing Ripple with Furthur to close tonight’s first set.
Set One: Samson and Delilah, Chest Fever^, Tennessee Jed^^, Friend of the Devil^^, Ship of Fools^^ > It Must’ve Been The Roses^^ > Ship of Fools^^, Cassidy, Ripple^^^
Set Two: Throwing Stones, Sunrise*, St. Stephen, What’s Become of Baby?* > The Eleven > Uncle John’s Band^, Unbroken Chain > The Wheel, Morning Dew, Sugar Magnolia
Encore: Days Between, Jam > Fever**, Attics of My Life***
^ – w/ Larry Campbell
^^ – w/ Larry Campbell and Elvis Costello
^^^ – w/ Larry Campbell, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall
* – w/ Teresa Williams
** – w/ Diana Krall, Teresa Williams, Larry Campbell and Elvis Costello
*** – w/ Elvis Costello, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams
Furthur dug deep into their repertoire during the second set for the group’s second-ever versions of the Terrapin Station LP track Sunrise and the Aoxomoxoa rarity What’s Become of Baby? both featuring Campbell’s wife and fellow former Phil and Friender Teresa Williams. Tonight’s second set also gave Lesh a chance to shine in Unbroken Chain, showcased drummer Joe Russo’s skills throughout The Eleven and even featured a joyous fiddle solo by Campbell during Uncle John’s Band.
For the triple encore, the band started off by themselves for Days Between and then brought Krall back out on piano for a brief jam with Phil that led into a take on the R&B standard Fever that also featured Costello, Williams and Campbell. Furthur finished out the show and the run with a tender Attics of My Life along with Elvis, Larry and Teresa. Next up for Furthur is a performance at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, NY on Tuesday.