Phil Lesh and Friends are scheduled to headline the Telluride Blues & Blues Festival on Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Telluride Town Park. This is excellent news & I believe the first time Phil has performed in Telluride since the Grateful Dead played in 1987 (the dead were brought to town by promoter and part time resident Bill Graham).
Last year in 2011, the 7-Walkers with Bill Kreutzman played at the same festival and put on an excellent show.
Prior to that, Papa Mali & Bill Kreutzman played on main street in Telluride for the Cajun Festival on August 1, 2009. I recall that show as being a great high energy surprise I wasn’t expecting, but was pleasantly surprised. I also remember spotting Billy wandering around on the empty street by himself in back of the stage once the show was over … just checking things out.
You have to go back to September 15, 2002 (will almost be 10 years to the date of Phil’s appearance), to have seen Ratdog play the Blues and Brews festival – who at the time still had Rob Wasserman on bass. Very nice Matilda Mother -> Tomorrow Never Knows -> Matilda Mother with Rob W’s signature space lines. Also noteable what was in my opinion an incredible Corrina. Now that I start to recollect, I do remember Jay Lane’s legalize it rap somewhere in the mix as well.
If I’m not mistaken, I believe that’s the full history of post Grateful Dead appearances by surviving core members cialis generika england. I don’t believe Bruce Hornsby counts in the same way that Neil Young counts with CSN (and sometimes “Y”), but he has made several appearances here over the years and is actually scheduled to play at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in a couple of months.
The other headliners are Gov’t Mule (with Warren Haynes), The B-52s, and Chris Robinson Brotherhood.
So with Warren in Town Park, I’m guessing he’s going to be a part of Phil’s yet to be named lineup for this show. Speculators might wonder if perhaps the infamous “Q” (Phil, Warren, Jimmy Herring, Rob Barraco, John Molo) might be planned for this show …. especially given Warren’s known presence for the festival & the Q’s extremely recent return to Phil’s new venue “Terrapin Crossroads” – located in San Rafael, California. Who knows, but it’s a card in the deck. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Chris Robinson either sit in or actually be a full time friend for the show … since he’s played frequently with a few incarnations of post GD formations. I most recently saw him sit in for a few songs at the beginning of a Furthur show at Red Rocks this past summer and have plans to see him, Bob Weir, and Jackie Greene trio at the Boulder Theatre and The Mishawaka Amphitheatre in early June.
In any case, it’ll be great see Phil back in Telluride and I know everyone around town is very much looking forward to it! It’s also great to see Steve put this together … adding it up over the years, Blues & Brews had pretty much been the only solid link to post GD shows in town. Goes triple for anything Warren related. To be perfectly honest, while I always really liked and appreciated Warren’s abilities all the way around, I wasn’t ever a HUGE HUGE fan … it probably more to do with his tone and apparent gravitation to a more southern fried / Allman’s sound …. which I love in it’s own right, but probably isn’t my thing 100% of the time. In any case, now he’s at least notch below just a single HUGE – as of seeing him play two shows during “the dead” 2009 tour & moreso even moreso re: the most recent Phil & Friends shows in Broomfield (Feb 2012). It’s al
Maybe the new KOTO – yet to be announced – big two day concert in late August might have another nice surprise. Furthur would be at the top of my list, but I’ve have heard a credible rumor about Neil Young & Crazy Horse playing two nights at Red Rocks this summer. If this rumor is true, I wouldn’t be surprised if the powers that be @ KOTO will try to court an appearance …. especially in light of last year’s Buffalo Springfield show which never materialized (nor did the tour).
I don’t trust to nothin, but I know it come out right.
Goes to show I probably shouldn’t get so worked up about things, unless there’s something which can be done … although sometimes it’s difficult to see the forest through the trees.