The show was a lot of fun and a very intimate venue. I was within 10 feet of Billy and Papa Mali at times.
There were three bands. The first was a local NYC band, I didn't catch their name but they played some good bluegrass.
Then Steve Kimocks band came on. They were really good and their grateful dead covers were the highlights of their set. Kimock can really play a mean guitar.
7 Walkers were good as they always are. The he's gone encore was real sweet. They got us (the audience) singing along. Papa Mail's voice sounded strong and he seemed to be in better health than I expected. He did spend a lot of the set playing while he was sitting down, but I don't think that affected the sound. George Porter Jr also played a 5 minuted jam that was sizzling hot. My other personal highlight of their set was sugaree.
IMO the venue was a bit too crowded, and it was a bar and lots of folks were drinking from the time the venue opened at 6 PM until 7 walkers ended ~ 11:15. Need I say more....it was a mixed crowd of deadheads and people out getting drunk. There were some loud talkers and at times there was not a lot of space to dance. But I was able to shake my bones the entire evening. And it was well worth the $35 for a ticket.
And the views of the Hudson river were spectacular. It's nice watching the ferries, water taxies and other boats float on by while grooving to the music. And there was a rainbow right before sunset. I like to think that rainbow had something to do with Jerry.
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