Two members of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, launched their latest band, Furthur, with three shows at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA this past weekend that featured nearly every classic Dead song ever written.
Joining Phil and Bobby as part of Furthur were drummer extraordinaire “Sir” Joe Russo, guitarist John Kadlecik of quintessential Dead cover band the Dark Star Orchestra as well as Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti of RatDog.
You’d think Kadlecik – a guy who “plays” Jerry every night with his own band would sing all of Garcia’s parts, but Weir sang lead on a number of Jerry songs. Yet, the crowd would go nuts whenever Kadlecik stepped to the mic.
Let’s take a look at the setlists…
Friday, September 18
Set One: Jam> The Other One> The Wheel, Jack Straw> Music Never Stopped> Bird Song> Born Cross-Eyed> Let It Grow
Set Two: Lost Sailor> St. Of Circumstance, Althea, Scarlet Begonias> Fire On The Mountain, St. Stephen> The Eleven> Foxy Lady Jam> Terrapin Station> Not Fade Away
Encore: Donor Rap/Intros, Touch of Grey
READ ON for audio, video and more from Furthur…
Saturday, September 19
Set One: Bertha> Good Lovin’, Estimated Prophet, Friend Of The Devil, Brown-Eyed Women, Hell In A Bucket
Set Two: Shakedown Street> New Speedway Boogie, China Cat Sunflower> I Know You Rider, Playing In The Band> Eyes Of The World> Unbroken Chain, Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin’s Tower
Encore: Donor Rap / Intros, One More Saturday Night
Sunday, September 20
Set One: Samson & Delilah, Casey Jones, Mississippi Half-Step, Sugaree, Pride Of Cucamonga> Jam> Throwing Stones> Passenger
Set 2: Viola Lee Blues> Cumberland Blues> Viola Lee Blues, King Solomon’s Marbles, Cassidy> Jam> Dark Star> (New Phil Song?)> Dark Star, Uncle Johns Band, Sugar Magnolia
Encore: Donor Rap, Cosmic Charlie [All Setlists via Philzone.com]
- Audio: Night One FLACs, Night Two FLACs, Night One MP3s, Night Two MP3s,
- Video: Sugaree, Estimated Prophet, Feel Like A Stranger, Jack Straw, The Other One, The Wheel, The Music Never Stopped, Bird Song, Born Cross-eyed > Let It Grow
- Reviews: Dead.Net Night One, Dead.Net Night Two, Music Never Stopped Night One,
- Photos: Bob Minkin, David W. Clark,