Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Phil Lesh and Friends - Wallingford, CT - 2006-11-20

Phil Lesh & Friends, Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT, November 20, 2001

I really love the Warren Haynes permutations of Phil's band and this show is pretty hot...several tunes that were new at the time and just some real tight playing. This is the most cohesive I remember any of Phil's projects sounding. Barraco's keyboard playing is really over the top and adds a lot to the sound.

I admire the way Phil has mixed it up over the years with the line-ups and repertoire. As much as I love the '99 - '01 shows I give him a lot of credit for experimenting - his approach is definitely in keeping with the spirit of the Dead and in a lot of cases surpasses how they spent their last few years.

Here are the first 4 or five songs, including some nice extended jams. Enjoy.

Phil Lesh & Friends: a big chunk of the first set...
from Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT, November 20, 2001