Mike Gordon Joined Phil Lesh @ Terrapin Crossroads Last Night

Photo © Darren Mason

Photo © Darren Mason

Last night at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, Mike Gordon decided to “relax” on his off day from Phish tour and take part in Phil Lesh’s Jerry Day Celebration (yesterday would have been Jerry Garcia’s 71st Birthday). Mike joined Phil and his band for a version of “Tennessee Jed” and “He’s Gone”. The house party took place on the backyard patio under the newly reworked arbor and featured Neal Casal (“Black Muddy River”) and Stu Allen (“Standing On The Moon”) as well. Phil and his band ended the show with an acoustic fireside performance of “Brokedown Palace” and “We Bid You Goodnight.”

Here’s video of Mike Gordon joining for “Tennessee Jed” (video via @darrenmason)

Here’s a photo from the end of the show (sans Cactus):

Photo © Darren Mason

Photo © Darren Mason

Phish had an off-day in the Bay Area yesterday before kicking off a three-night stand in San Francisco at Bill Graham’s Civic Auditorium. We had originally heard rumors that perhaps the whole band would be joining the Jerry Day Celebration but only Cactus was able to sneak away from the tour busses for some jamming with Phil. Maybe Phil will return the favor one of the nights the band is in town and we’ll get a replay of the 9/17/99 Chula Vista show where Phil joined the band on third trampoline during “You Enjoy Myself.”

  • roboflavin

    Phil on a trampoline for, “You enjoy Myself!” My goodness, at 70 plus years, it amazes me. Grateful dead was the best improv. band ever. Sorry for the keyboard losses, but Phil is my favorite! Unreal actually.