Saturday Dead: Phil & Friends (Part One)

Words By J-man

The time has come to fire up the train and continue down the tracks with our "Saturday Dead." Today's picks are a change of pace from the norm. To celebrate Phil & Friends coming to Colorado for three nights at The 1stBank Center, we bring you the entire second leg of Phil Lesh & Friends' 2008 "Summer Jamboree" Tour in three parts! The band was made up of Phil (Bass), John Molo (Drums), Jackie Greene (Guitar, Vocals), Larry Campbell (Guitar), Steve Molitz (Keys) and Teresa Williams (Vocals)! Part one includes the opening four dates of the tour!

We begin with the ripping second leg tour opener in St Louis, MO at The Pageant...

Phil Lesh and Friends Live at The Pageant on July 3, 2008.

Set One: Bass Prelude>The Other One>Truckin>Next Time You See Me, crowd/tuning, This Wheels On Fire, crowd, Alabama Getaway, When You Return>Casey Jones

Set Two: Here Comes Sunshine>Doin That Rag, Don't Let the Devil Take Your Mind, crowd/tuning, Mason's Children>He's Gone>Black Peter>All Along The Watchtower>Midnight Hour, crowd

Encore: Nice Place/Donor Rap/Intros, Cosmic Charlie, Brokedown Palace

The following evening Phil Lesh's bus rolled into Milwaukee, WI for a 4th of July celebration at Summerfest!

Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Summerfest on July 4, 2008.

Set One: Intro, Shakedown Street, Pride of Cucamonga, Me & My Uncle, Gone Wandering, Sitting On Top of the World, Loser, Bertha,

Set Two: Crowd/tuning, The Golden Road, Don’t Let Me Down, St. Stephen, Jam, The Eleven, Wharf Rat, Scarlet Begonias, I Know You Rider, Sugar Magnolia

Encore: Donor, Intros, Ripple

The next stop on the tour was Sioux City, IA for a show at Grandview Park!

Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Saturday in The Park on July 5, 2008.

Friend of the Devil, Deal, Ball & Chain, Fennario>Cumberland Blues, So Hard To Find My Way>The Wheel>Bird Song, Chest Fever>Caution (Do Not Step on the Tracks)>Cold Rain & Snow,Donor Rap / Band Intros

Encore: Box of Rain

The last show of part one of our 2008 "Summer Jamboree" Phil Lesh & Friends tour coverage concludes at Rothbury Music Festival in Rothbury, Michigan! This was a stellar performance that I personally attended. Special guest Warren Haynes joined the band for most of the first set adding an incredible vibe to the music! Phil & Friends was notably one of the best shows of the weekend.

Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Rothbury Music Festival on July 6, 2008.

Set One: Tuning, Here Comes Sunshine>Althea, China-Cat Sunflower>Mexican Girl, Dire Wolf, About Cell Block #9, Sugaree

Set Two: Tuning, Help On the Way>Slipknot!>Franklin's Tower>Eyes of the World>Jam, Uncle John's Band, Mountains of the Moon>Jam>Unbroken Chain, New Speedway Boogie>Fire on the Mountain>Scarlet Begonias Reprise

Encore: Phil's Donor Rap, Band Introductions, Dancin' in the Streets

We will continue our coverage in the coming weekends with:

7.8.08 Charlottesville Pavilion - Charlottesville, VA
7.9.08 House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
7.11.08 All Good Music Festival - Masontown, WV
7.12.08 Highland Bowl - Rochester, NY
7.13.08 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY
7.26.08 10,000 Lakes Festival - Detroit Lakes, MN
8.2.08 Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT


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