Today, April 15th marks the 23rd anniversary of a very special Phil Lesh & Friends three-night run at The Warfield in San Francisco, which spanned from April 15th-17th, 1999. The post-Grateful Dead band led by Lesh was still in its infancy at that time, but fans were eager to see and hear Phil back on stage following the death of Jerry Garcia less than four years earlier.
The very special lineup which joined Lesh that evening included Phish’s Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell, along with Bay Area guitarist Steve Kimock and John Molo. These throwback shows are some of the first well-known collaborations that featured members of both Phish and the Grateful Dead.
Together, the all-star lineup of Lesh, Anastasio, McConnell, Kimock, and Molo opened up the show with a 30+ minute version of “Viola Lee Blues”, and kept the energy rolling with an amazing setlist filled with tunes from the Dead’s live canon. The band also played a number of Bob Dylan selections, including “Like A Rolling Stone” and “Mr. Tambourine Man”, as well as one Phish tune, “Wolfman’s Brother”.
Relive the 1999 performance in the fan-shot video below, along with the show’s full audio in the audio player at the bottom.
Phil Lesh & Friends – The Warfield – 4/15/1999 [Partial Show, Soundboard Audio]
[Video: Tyler Penn]
Phil Lesh & Friends – The Warfield – 4/15/1999 [Full-Show Audio]
[Audio: Charlie Miller]
Setlist: Phil & Friends ft. Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Steve Kimock & John Molo | The Warfield | San Francisco, CA | 4/15/99
Set One: Viola Lee Blues, Big Railroad Blues, Jack-A-Roe, Cosmic Charlie, Wolfman’s Brother > Uncle John’s Band
Set Two: Alabama Getaway, Sugaree, Like A Rolling Stone > I Know You Rider, Row Jimmy, Shakedown Street > The Wheel > Not Fade Away
Encore: Mr. Tambourine Man[Originally published 4/15/16]