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Furthur – Live Rehearsal Sessions (Night 1)

“Live Rehearsal Sessions” Stealth Show
Palm Ballroom
San Rafael, CA

Setlist (1 Set):

Shakedown Street
Good Lovin’
Mississippi Half Step
Brown Eyed Women
Cumberland Blues
Looks Like Rain
The Wheel
Reuben & Cherise
Uncle John’s Band
Scarlet Begonias>
Fire On The Mountain

New Band Lineup:
Phil Lesh (bass, vocals), Bob Weir (guitar, vocals)
Jeff Chimenti (keys, vocals)
John Kadlecik (guitar, vocals), Joe Russo (drums)
with Sunshine Garcia Becker and Jeff Pehrson on vocals

These ‘Live Rehersal Sessions’ all build up to the upcoming Furthur Festival this Memorial Day weekend! Check out the festival poster below and get all the details at the Official Site.

Backwards Down The Number Line: Welcome To Now Turns 1

Today we celebrate the one year anniversary of Welcome To Now! Founded on March 25th, 2009, WTN has been there over the past year along with all you freaks out there, sharing in the groove and digging the wonderful music taking place all across this great land. In honor of this special day, let’s look back at the 10 biggest musical moments of the past year in Jam:


Phish @ Hamtpon - 3/07/09

Phish returned to the stage in 2009, with a more than triumphant year of playing. The reunion began with a historic 3 show run at Hampton Coliseum in March. Things just got better as the year went on for The Phish – the band released a new album, ‘Joy’, and hit the road for a big 2-leg summer tour, Halloween at Festival 8 in Indio, CA, an East Coast fall tour, and New Years in Miami. All in all, 2009 was a great year to be a Phish-head!

Hampton Fluffhead


Lesh, Weir, and Kadlecik - Dec. 09'

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir shocked deadheads everywhere in August of 09′ when they announced their newest post-Jerry Dead project: Furthur. Unexpected to all, Phil and Bobby called on John Kadlecik, aka ‘Faux Jerry’, aka ‘The Ghost of Jerry’, DSOs long-time axe-man, to join the band. The new project laid to rest indefinitely both Phil Lesh and Friends and Ratdog, and dealt a major blow to DSO, leaving them without a front man. In the 6 months the band has been together, they’ve played a big coming out 3-show run in Oakland, a brief Northeast December tour, New Year’s run in San Fran, and a smoking Winter tour of the East Coast and Midwest. Coming up in 2010, the band will hit the stage for a Memorial Day Festival and a mini-tour of the Northeast in late June and early July.

Furthur NYE 2009 Poster

Furthur NYE 2009 Poster


The Dead - Spring 09'

Months before Furthur, the Core Four reunited for the first time in over 5 years for a one-off Spring Tour across the US. The boys were joined by Warren Haynes on lead guitar and vocals, and Jeff Chimenti of Ratdog on the keys. Check out a few tour highlights below for download!

The Dead 09 Logo

Download Tour Opener – 4/12/09 Greensboro, NC
Download Madison Square Garden, 4/25/09
Download 5/2/09 – Final show at the Spectrum
Download The Dead at Shoreline – 5/10/09


Bisco - Fall Tour 2009

The Disco Biscuits closed out a fantastic year of playing with their second Annual  5 show run at the Nokia Theater in New York City. By all accounts and from personal experience, this string of shows was top-notch and a real exclamation point on the year for the band. Check out choice downloads, videos, and news from 2009 in the Bisco Archive.

Bisco NYE Run 09 Flyer


Phish - 10/31/09 Set 1

Phish re-launched two traditions on Halloween weekend 2009 with their first festival of Phish 3.0 along with a highly anticipated Halloween musical costume set – The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main Street’. Breaking new ground, the band also performed an intimate and picturesque acoustic set at Noon on Sunday, with complimentary donuts and coffee for phans. Truly a magical weekend, and it’s now going to be seen like never before in a full length 3D film being released April 30th. Check out this crisp video/audio stream of the Sunday acoustic set here!


ABB Beacon Marquis 2009

After canceling their annual Beacon run in 2008 due to Greg Allman’s battle with Hepatitis C, the band returned in 2009 with a guest-filled 40th anniversary run at the Beacon Theater. The run included guest stops from a star-studded cast including Clapton, Lesh, Weir, Helm, Scaggs, Anastasio, and McConnell. The band kept trucking in 09′ with spring and summer festival appearances including Wanee and Mountain Jam as well as big summer and fall tours. The band just wrapped up a fantastic 9 show run at the United Palace in New York city, is sounding better than ever, and has more shows plotted for 2010 already. Check out setlist, vids, and a review of the final night at the United Palace here.

Haynes, Trucks, and Clapton - Beacon 2009


Lesh, Robinson, Weir, Greene, and Kadlecik - 3/12/10

On March 12th 2010, Phil Lesh celebrated his 70th birthday (technically 3/14/10) with a big bash at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. The evening featured a fun 3 set format complete with an opening acoustic set and 2 raucous electric sets featuring special guests from throughout Phil’s solo career including John Molo, Chris Robinson, Jackie Greene, and Steve Molitz. Give it a listen here:

Download Link ~ Stream Link


Phish at 'Roo 2009 - First Tube

Breaking with long-standing tradition, Phish played their first mainstream festival with 2 separate appearances (an extended late night set and a 2 set show) at 2009’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. The band realized a long time dream and provided the festival’s highlight with a big collaboration with Bruce Springstreen, who also headlined the festival in 09′. The boss and the boys treated fans to a fun cover/bust-out of ‘Mustang Sally’, as well as performances of Bruce’s own songs ‘Glory Days’, and ‘Bobby Jean’. To re-live this special moment, check out this smoking video of Glory Days:


SCI @ Rothbury 2009

The String Cheese Incident reunited for a special one-off show at 2009’s Rothbury music festival. The band put on a massive spectacle of a show enhanced with massive light and art installations. The show went off with flying colors, so much so that the band has decided to tour further in 2010, with gigs at Red Rocks and beyond already announced and more in the works. To get a taste of the Cheese to come, buy the Soundboard of the Rothbury show here.

SCI at Red Rocks


Markelis, Lawton, Anastasio, and Paczkowski

Markelis, Lawton, Anastasio, and Paczkowski

Having brought back the core four of his Classic Tab Band – Russ Lawton, Tony Markelis, Ray Paczkowski, and, of course, Big Red himself – in the Fall of 2008, Anastasio hit the road with a bigger-and-better Classic TAB band a few months ago in the Winter of 2010. For the tour, Trey added to the core four with a 3-piece horn section featuring TAB vets Jeffier Hartswick and Russell Reminton along with new-comer cutie Natalie Cressman. The tour was a massive success and featured some of the most enthused and passionate guitar work from Trey since Phish’s 2009 return. Check out lots of downloads, setslits, vids, and more in the TAB Winter Tour archive, enjoy!

And remember folks, WELCOME TO NOW!

Jay Lane Quits Furthur, Joins Primus

Big news in Deadhead land today: Jay Lane will abandon Furthur after just a short 6 months to re-join Primus (Lane was a founding member). While the news hasn’t been officially announced yet, Phil himself confirmed it on the PhilZone today, stating that:

“Over the past year, both Jill and I have come to know and love Jay for the great guy that he is. At the end of our tour he rode back on Bob’s bus and informed Bob that he had an opportunity to play drums with Primus. He and Bob discussed it, and they decided that the logical time to make the change would be after the birthday show. I only found out about this the day before the show; as their relationship goes back a long way, I told them both then that I support any decision they might make. I will miss Jay’s enthusiasm and ebullience; he’s a great guy to hang and play music with.”

In response to whether or not Lane would be replaced Lesh said that both him and Bob feel it is best to continue on with Joe Russo solo on drums at this time. More to come as this story develops and formal announcements are made.

Phil’s 70th Birthday Bash

Furthur closed out their big Winter 2010 Tour with Phil Lesh’s 70th birthday celebration in the boys’ home town of San Francisco this Friday, March 12th. The event, billed as “Furthur and Phriends” featured some special guests and a fun acoustic/electric show format. The first set was a laid back Acoustic set with Chris Robinson, Jackie Greene and Steve Molitz all guesting.

Greene, Molo, and John K.

The second set is where things started to heat up with Greene and Robinson fueling a rock-heavy set that included a ‘New Minglewood Blues’, ‘New Speedway Boggie’, ‘Hard To Handle, ‘Viola Lee’, and ‘Caution’.

Robinson, Weir, and Greene

As if that wasn’t enough the band returned to set 3 with a parade and balloon drop and old school Phil n’ Friends style set with big-hitters ‘St. Stephen’, ‘Other One’, ‘Elevator’ (Molitz/Particle song), and of course both ‘Unbroken Chain’ and ‘Franklin’s Tower’ sung triumphantly by Phil. Enjoy setlist, pics, vids, and downloads below!

Balloon Drop

Furthur and Friends
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, CA

Set 1 (Acoustic with Chris Robinson, Jackie Greene, and Steve Molitz)
Ripple (BW),
Lazy River Road (JK)
Fennario (Peggy-O) (CR)
Two Souls in Communion (CR)
Brokedown Palace (JG)
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (BW)
They Love Each Other (CR)
Mountains of the Moon (PL)
Attics of My Life (All)

Set 2 (With Greene and Robinson)
Scarlet Begonias (JG)
Minglewood Blues (BW)
Easy Wind (CR)>
New Speedway Boogie (JG)
Viola Lee Blues (All)>
High Time (CR)>
Caution Jam>
Viola Lee Blues (All)>
Hard To Handle (CR),
Viola Lee Blues (All)>
Like A Rolling Stone (CR)>
Sugaree (CR)

Set 3 (With, Greene, Robinson, and Molitz; John Molo plays in place of Jane Lane)
Not Fade Away Jam (with Float Parade) ->
Happy Birthday Phil ->
Balloon drop ->
Not Fade Away Jam ->
Meltdown / Balloon Pop ->
Playing in the Band (BW) ->
Other One Jam ->
St. Stephen (All) ->
Other One (BW) ->
Elevator ->
Unbroken Chain (PL)
Comes a Time (CR) ->
Cream Puff War (CR) ->
Franklin’s Tower (PL)

Johnny B. Goode (BW)

Give it a listen!

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Birthday Parade:

Playin’ In The Band:

Assorted Clips:

Scarlet Begonias:

Furthur Does Colorado

Furthur christened the new 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO this weekend with a pair of shows that offered big setlists and inspired playing. The band is wrapping up their winter tour and is really starting to click, gaining confidence with each show. The big finale of the tour awaits – Phil Lesh’s 70th Birthday celebration featuring ‘Furthur and Friends’ at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA on March 12th.

John K. - 3/05/10

Furthur ~ 3/06/10 ~ First Bank Center ~ Broomfield, CO

Set 1
After Midnight
Next Time You See Me
Till the Morning Comes
Cumberland Blues ->
Good Lovin’
Magnolia Mountain

Set 2
The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) ->
Bird Song ->
Alligator ->
Dark Star ->
Time ->
Dark Star ->
Morning Dew ->
Let It Grow ->
In The Midnight Hour ->
Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
And We Bid You Goodnight

Samson And Delilah
Uncle John’s Band

Stream Link
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Bobby - 3/05/10

Furthur ~ 3/05/10 ~ First Bank Center ~ Broomfield, CO

Set 1
Viola Lee Blues ->
I Need a Miracle
Mason’s Children ->
Brown-Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain
Estimated Prophet
Terrapin Station

Set 2
The Music Never Stopped ->
The Wheel ->
Unbroken Chain
Shakedown Street ->
King Solomon’s Marbles
Black Peter ->
Truckin’ ->
Viola Lee Blues ->
Sugar Magnolia


Stream Link
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Phil - 3/05/10

Til’ The Morning Comes (3/06/10):

Golden Road (3/06/10):

Time (3/06/10):

Morning Dew (3/06/10):

Shakedown Street (3/05/10):

Truckin’ (3/05/10):

Estimated Prophet (3/05/10):

Furthur Summer Tour

Furthur announced a mini summer “tour” last Friday, adding to the previously announced performances at Nateva and All Good in early July. The run showers the Northeast with shows, 5 out of 11 of which are in New York state. The brief and localized nature of the tour has fans wondering if more shows will be announced for later in the summer, and if the West Coast will ever get any Furthur love.

06/25/10 Fri Highland Bowl Rochester, NY
06/26/10 Sat MCU Park Brooklyn, NY
06/27/10 Sun MCU Park Brooklyn, NY
06/29/10 Tue Penn’s Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
06/30/10 Wed LeLacheur Park Lowell, MA
07/03/10 Sat Gelston Castle Estate Mohawk, NY
07/04/10 Sun Nateva Music & Camping Festival Oxford, ME
07/05/10 Mon The Green at Shelburne Museum Shelburne, VT
07/08/10 Thu Artpark Lewiston, NY
07/09/10 Fri All Good Festival @ Marvin’s Mountaintop Masontown, WV
07/10/10 Sat Mann Center for the Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA

All ticket and tour info available at Furthur’s Official Site.

Furthur at Radio City Music Hall

In case you missed it, Furthur took New York City by storm this week, with two big mid-week shows at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The boys kicked off night 1 with a fun and exciting 15 minute excursion that included a build up jam that led into the Other One drop and Other One jam (no vocals) followed by a surprise segue into a Playin’ In the Band. This opening bang set the tone for the run which featured fun, energetic, and focused playing coupled with eclectic and upbeat song choice. Check out setlists, pics, and downloads below.

Wednesday Night’s show carried a 60s and 70s vibe, with a strong first set featuring Truckin’, Dire Wolf, Mama Tried, Til The Morning Comes, and Brown Eyed Women (all songs written/performed first by 1972 at the latest). The second set looked forwards in time with a solid suite of classic mid-70s set 2 material including a Scarlet -> Fire, and a grand finale run through St. Stephen into the 60’s throwback Born Cross Eyed, into Eyes and then a big Morning Dew. Seems to me that both Bobby and Phil always bring the ‘Dew’ to NYC, and it’s much appreciated in this Deadhead’s book – always a real treat to hear.


Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY

Set 1:
Dire Wolf
Mama Tried
Brown Eyed Woman
Till the Morning Comes
Music Never Stopped ->
Touch of Grey

Set 2:
Uncle John’s Band ->
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Bird Song
St. Stephen ->
Born Cross Eyed ->
Eyes of the World ->
Morning Dew ->
Playin’ Reprise

Brokedown Palace

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Night 1 carried much more of an 80s vibe, mixed in with some interesting cover song selection. The band covered seven songs throughout the night: Clapton’s ‘After Midnight’, Dylan’s ‘Masterpeice’, Traffic’s ‘Dear Mr. Fantasy’, Otis Redding’s ‘Hard To Handle’, Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’, George Jones’ ‘The Race Is On’, and finally the Ratdog original – Two Djinn. A few too many covers for me but you have to appreciate Furthur’s effort to shake things up with the setlists, especially considering the often repetitive and stagnant shows from ‘The Dead’ in 09′.


Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY

Set 1:
Other One Jam ->
Playin’ In The Band ->
After Midnight
They Love Each Other
When I Paint My Masterpiece
The Race Is On
Dear Mr. Fantasy ->
Two Djinn
Samson & Delilah

Set 2
Viola Lee Blues
Shakedown Street
Hard To Handle
Mason’s Children
Days Between
Let It Grow
Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Franklin’s Tower

Johnny B. Goode

Stream Link
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Furthur: One More Saturday Night in Utica

Utica Auditorium
Utica, NY

Furthur - 9/18/09

Set 1
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl ->
Promised Land
Cumberland Blues
Ramble on Rose
Foolish Heart ->
Rubin and Cherise
Dear Prudence

Set 2
China Cat Sunflower ->
The Wheel ->
I Know You Rider
Magnolia Mountain
Unbroken Chain ->
Comes a Time ->
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Touch of Grey ->
And We Bid You Goodnight

One More Saturday Night

Download – Torrent
Download – MP3s
Stream Link

Cumberland Blues:

Rubin and Cherise:

China Cat Sunflower:

Unbroken Chain:

Touch of Grey:

Summer Festivals Update

Today, Mountain Jam added Levon Helm and friends for a Sunday night performance celebrating his 70th birthday, as well as Drive By Truckers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Dr. Dog, The New Mastersounds, and more. The current Mountain Jam lineup includes the following artists:


Gov’t Mule (two nights)
Levon Helm & Friends
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
The Avett Brothers
Les Claypool
Yonder Mountain String Band
Drive-By Truckers
Toots and the Maytals
Dark Star Orchestra
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Dr Dog
Dave Mason
The Whigs
The New Mastersounds
Jay Farrar (of Son Volt)
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
The Duke & The King
Justin Townes Earle
Jerry Joseph & Wally Ingram
The Bridge
Zach Deputy
The Brew
Simone Felice
Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Van Ghost
The London Souls
These United States
Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights
Mojo Miles Mancuso
Dean Batstone
Kari Spieler

Mountain Jam VI will be held June 4th-6th, 2010 at Hunter Mountain, NY. Tickets are available here and currently going for $166.50 for a weekend camping pass.

In other summer festival news today, All Good 2010 announced an impressive initial artist lineup that includes Furthur, WSP, Dark Star Orchestra, P-FUNK, The New Deal, and many more. The full initial artist list is as follows:


Widespread Panic
Umphrey’s McGee
Yonder Mountain String Band
Dark Star Orchestra (Thursday Night)
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
Railroad Earth
The New Deal (Thursday Night)
Perpetual Groove
Fort Knox Five (Thursday Night)
The Macpodz

All Good 2010 will be held July 8th -11th, 2010 at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 19th at Noon for early an bird price of  $144 for a 4 day camping pass.

Finally, while the Nateva Festival continues to delay their initial artist announcement (they have announced only The Flaming Lips and Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi Band thus far), they have confirmed that they will make the announcement this Friday, Feb. 19th. Additionally, the festival sent out a facebook message to its fans saying that they would be handing out flyers announcing their headliners AT the Furthur show this Thursday in Manchester, NH. It seems clear that Furthur will be among the announcements, as has been rumored here and elsewhere on the web. Other rumored acts include The Allman Brothers Band, Trey Anastasio Band, and Umphrey’s Mcgee.

The inaugural Nateva Festival will take place July 2nd-4th, 2010 in Oxford, ME. Tickets are on-sale now for an early-bird price of $199 (3 day camping pass).

Valentine’s Day Threesome

For Valentine’s day this year, let’s all enjoy a menage a trois of jammy goodness. Trey and Classic TAB lit up the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, while Furthur channeled the ghosts of 5/8/77 in a special Barton Hall performance, and at the same time way out in Colorado – Gov’t Mule raged on a mountain in Aspen. Quite the evening all across this funky land, enjoy setlists, pics, downloads, and streams below from all three shows!

Trey and the Dectet

Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB
Count Basie Theater
Red Bank, NJ

Set I: Valentine, Cayman Review, Shine, Drifting, Curlew’s Call, Tube Top Flop, Obstacle Of Course, Night Speaks To A Woman, Goodbye Head -> Gotta Jibboo, Tuesday

Set II: Sand*, Push On Til the Day, Mr. Completely**, The Way I Feel, Money Love and Change, Sweet and Dandy***, Last Tube

Encore: Sultans of Swing, Band Intros, First Tube

* – Fire alarms goes off during Sand jam. Trey leads horns in chorus line around the venue, keeping the Sand jam going. The band then jumps into Push On when the show resumes. Sand is unfinished.
** – Sand Teases/Jam
***- Toots and Maytals Cover. Requested by Tony.

TAB 2/14 Torrent
TAB 2/14 Downoad

Curlew’s Call:

Jibboo Jam (sick!):

Fire Alarm -> Acoustic Sand parade:

Push On Til’ The Day:

Mr. Completely:

First Tube:

Furthur - 2/14/10 The Other One

Barton Hall
Ithaca, NY

Set I: Midnight Hour -> They Love Each Other, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Peggy-O (Phil), Looks Like Rain, Sugaree, Good Lovin’

Set II: Uncle John’s Band -> Peaceful Valley -> Ashes & Glass, Unbroken Chain -> Morning Dew -> The Other One -> China Cat Sunflower -> Standing On The Moon -> I Know You Rider

Encore: Donor Rap, Samson & Delilah

Stream Link
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They Love Each Other:

Good Lovin’:

Morning Dew:

Samson and Delilah:

The Mule

Gov’t Mule
Belly Up
Aspen, CO

Set I: Hammer & Nails, Patchwork Quilt, Banks Of the Deep End, Time To Confess, Devil Likes It Slow, Rocking Horse, Bus Stop, Slackjaw Jezebel

Set II: Soulshine, Effigy -> Drums, Lay Your Burden Down -> Smokestack Lightning -> Lay Your Burden Down, Bad Little Doggie, Any Open Window

Encore: Forevermore, I’ll Be The One -> Blue Sky Jam -> I’ll Be The One

***Download coming asap***

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