Friday, February 5, 2010

Setlist: Umphrey's McGee 2.5.10 War Memorial Auditorium ~ Nashville, TN

Set One: We're Going to War > Partyin' Peeps, All In Time > #5, Roulette, Women Wine and Song > All In Time

Set Two: Miss Tinkle's Overture, Gulf Stream, Bright Lights Big City^, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant^, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft, Ride On Pony, Mantis > Hajimemashite > Mantis

Andy's Last Beer

^ with Jeff Coffin on sax
Moon Taxi opened

Umphrey's McGee
2/5/10 War memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN

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Setlist: Furthur 2.5.2010 Bayfront Park Amphitheatre ~ Miami, FL

Soundcheck: Dear Mr. Fantasy, On The Road Again, Mason's Children, Reuben & Cherise, Deep Elem Blues, Ashes And Glass, Ramble On Rose, King Solomon's Marbles

Set One: Jam > Born Cross Eyed > The Music Never Stopped > Ramble On Rose > Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) > Dear Mr Fantasy > On The Road Again > Franklin's Tower

Set Two: Throwing Stones > Viola Lee Blues > Masons Children > Viola Lee Blues, Good Lovin', Lady with a Fan > Terrapin Station, Shakedown Street, China Cat Sunflower > I know you Rider

Encore: Ripple

Phil Lesh (bass, vocals)
Bob Weir (guitar, vocals)
Jeff Chimenti (keys, vocals)
John Kadlecik (guitar, vocals)
Jay Lane (drums), Joe Russo (drums)
with Zoe Ellis and
Sunshine Garcia Becker on vocals

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Video: "Visions of Johanna" Grateful Dead 3.18.95 The Spectrum ~ Philadelphia, PA

Jerry Garcia ripping up one of Bob Dylan's best songs. Also with crispy soundboard! Yea!

"But Mona Lisa musta had the highway blues
You can tell by the way she smiles" Bob Weir, Phil Lesh keeping the Dead alive with Furthur


The undying spirit of the Grateful Dead alights Friday night in downtown Miami when Furthur, with founding Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, kicks off the latest leg of its tour at Bayfront Park.

Since Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995, Weir — who wrote the classics “Sugar Magnolia”, “One More Saturday Night” and “I Need a Miracle” — has thrilled Deadheads with various incarnations of the legendary jam band. He talked to The Miami Herald about to expect.

Q: Furthur ended the year in San Francisco with two epic shows featuring Dead classics such as “Truckin’”, “Uncle John’s Band”, “Shakedown Street”, “St. Stephen”, “Fire on the Mountain”, “Playin’ in the Band” and “Sugar Magnolia”. Will we see something as spectacular in Miami?

A: Well, we’re not gonna have a New Year’s parade or anything like that [laughs] . . . but musically, it’ll be pretty much on par. . . . Whatever we play, we’re gonna kick it around just like we did up there, and it’ll be energetic because everybody’s gonna be pretty fresh.

Q: Why Miami to kick off this leg of the tour?

A: For routing purposes, it made sense. Three of us are coming from Jamaica, where I’m playing
this week, and for the rest of us, you have to start somewhere. It made sense to start further south as the weather dictates. When the winter starts to wither, we advance north.

Q: What do you think of Miami?

A: I’ve never actually gotten a chance to hang there. . . . I got kind of a taste of it in the late ’60s; we spent a little time there. But that was a long time ago.

Q: Do you prefer performing at an outdoor venue?

A: If the weather’s good, you can’t beat it. . . . And the sound is good where we’re playing, from what I understand, so I’m looking forward to it.

Q: What inspired the name Furthur, and the odd spelling of it?

A: I think it was a misspell. But it was the name of the [Merry Pranksters'] bus back in the mid ’60s that I left home on. I was 17 when I hopped on that bus, and the Grateful Dead first hit the road on it. And it fits so prominently in our world, our mythology. When I go to Oregon, I often make a special trip to see the old girl. It’s parked out in a field now.

Q: What ties together all the groups you’ve been a part of, post-Grateful Dead, including RatDog, the Other Ones and now Furthur?

A: Adventure in music. All my groups have approached music with an adventurous bent.

Q: You’ve said that listening to The Beatles inspired you to turn your band toward rock ‘n’ roll. What, if anything, from The Beatles’ sound and style did you bring to the Grateful Dead?

A: Just the joy, more than anything else. I could go into numerous specifics, about how they handle a melody, or harmonic progression, or stuff like that. . . . But just the joy that they had in making music really turned my head.

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Setlist: Umphrey's McGee 2.4.10 The Pageant ~ St. Louis, MO

Set One:
Made To Measure > "Jimmy Stewart"* -> Out of Order, Der Bluten Kat** > Turn & Run > Der Bluten Kat, 2x2 > Fame

Set Two:
The Triple Wide > #Words, Nemo% > "Jimmy Stewart"* > Nemo, Syncopated Strangers > The Fuzz$ > Syncopated Strangers, Nothing Too Fancy > Slacker

Professor Wormbog > ##Nothing Too Fancy

Speakeasy opened
* with lyrics
** with The Fuzz tease
# with Don't Fear the Reaper tease
% dedicated to all of us watching in our parents' basements and/or in our underwear
$ with Baba O'Riley jam
## with Phantom of the Opera tease

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