great energy floating around in lieu of the special appearances from larry and theresa. phil kicks things off with a barn burning cumberland. seemed like he started a few beats before everybody but it quickly caught fire and spread. everybody was throwing down, and at one point larry looks over at JK like "damn this kid can play". perfect way to start this night. larry picks up his fiddle and we glide into a fun friend of the devil. nice fast paced tempo, excellent groove. best of all, JK vocals. theresa comes on out after this and boy does she look gorgeous. i totally have the hots for her she is one sexy mama. and she's got a nice set of pipes and plays guitar, total bonus. anyways, deep elem, larry really holding it down, glances and smirks between him and his lady throughout. til the morning comes, great choice. i always thought jk does a good job with this and this was in repertoire when LC played with phil. theresas voice really adds to it. peggy-o was a highlight of the night for me. i love the way they can pass around the vocals from verse to verse. they used the delayed phrasing but it worked because everybody was in tune to it. foolish heart caught me by surprise but it did not disappoint. great jams. love jk on it. i really thought i heard comes a time coming thru on the backend of the last jam and they sure did..LC on fiddle, it was awesome. john really pouring out his emotion into it. the outro jam on this one too, very great, twists/turns/meanders to the box of rain. a RARE phil screw up in the first verse. he jumped into the second verse aggressively, you could see him really singing it, forcing it, opposed to his more laid back approach.
super laid back scene outside during the break. least patrolled or worried about of the 4 i attended i think. plenty of time to mill around and do whatever you gotta do that's for sure.
thought i heard john hinting and the help on the way while they tuned up but they blasted into a full force shakedown street. really great, the entire crowd was swingin and swayin to this one. they were all playing off of each other so well, and a perfect digression to playin in the band, i really wanted to hear it this weekend. grahame did a fine job with it. they did not leave much unexplored. thought i heard them veering toward china cat but i could have sworn we already heard that this weekend. oh well, guess we will again. nice version, solo jk vox. i really enjoyed it and the jam that finds the light, just a little that is. this was kind of tough to watch, jk actually struggled with it a bit, uncharacteristic of him with this song. made me really appreciate the smoker we got in broomfield with warren. theresa floats back out and they give us a great rendition of keep your lamps trimmed and burning. great lineup to pull this one off, gave it just the right feel. ahh help on the way, and only john singing yeah! little slip ups nothing terrible and followed by a nice slipknot that leads to the days between. wow, talk about totally unexpected. john steps up to the mic and delivers. they did a great job. dynamically they nailed it as well. this tune requires special attention. for a slow song, this one engaged the ENTIRE crowd. they keep it going all the way to franklins tower and phil brings us home. thought that would be it but they give us one last ride down the road feelin bad. theresa is back out and everybody takes a verse and some great solos. i was hoping for a bid you goodnight but they're definitely saving that. phil looked directly at theresa after this and said "i love you" and she motioned i love you right back to him.
the stage had some real love floating around this night and the show was really good. a nice way to end my 4 night residency.
terrapin is incredible and i urge everybody to go, even if it means skimping out on the furthur shows. i look forward to returning, hopefully soon!