Monday, May 8, 2017


Came into Friday and Saturday nights hot; special cakes and NOLA -- a great combination.  Hung with Dave (night two) and Stephanie (night one).

But, came in scalding Sunday: L-spot, and the show was a rager.  Perfect night: cool, windy, pleasant, gentle.  Walked back to the apt in the warehouse district apres show.  Jasmine in full resplendence on fence around apartment.

JRAD, NOLA, night three

Show #111
Joy Theater,
New Orleans, LA
Sunday, 2017-05-07
#JoyRAD Night Three of Three
Set One (10:02PM - 11:25PM)
Samson & Delilah ->
Jack Straw >
Loser ->
Vampire Blues ->
Throwing Stones @ >
Stella Blue # ->
Music Never Stopped $
Set Two (11:57PM - 1:25AM)
Ruben & Cherise % ->
I Know You Rider ^ ->
Let It Grow ->
Tico Tico & ->
Let It Grow Reprise ->
Eyes Of The World $ >
Dancing In The Streets * ->
Franklin's Tower
Brokedown Palace
@ - With “Ticket To Ride” (The Beatles) Tease (TH), a Duo Jam, an Unknown Tease (TH & MB) & a China>Rider Transition Tease (Band)
# - With a Throwin Stones Tease (SM)
$ - With a Stella Blue Tease (TH)
% - With a “Who Are You” (The Who) Tease (Band)
^ - With a “Midnight Rider” (The Allman Brothers Band) Tease (TH)
& - Zequinha de Abreu Cover (Full Title is “Tico-Tico no Fubá”), First Time Played by Almost Dead
* - With a “Fame” (David Bowie) Tease (DD) & a “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” (Michael Jackson) Tease (MB)
There were probably a couple more things in there that we missed, so let us know how you scored it.
Pre Show / Set Break Music: Scott Metzger’s Soul Mix
Poster: Nathaniel Deas

JRAD, NOLA, night two

Show #110
Joy Theater,
New Orleans, LA
Saturday, 2017-05-06
#JoyRAD Night Two of Three
Set One (10:00PM - 11:22PM)
Greatest Story >
Scarlet Begonias ->
Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Fire On The Mountain
Gonesville ->
Not Fade Away
Set Two (11:38PM - 12:56AM)
Lost Sailor @ ->
Saint Of Circumstance #
Althea ->
Jam ->
Truckin $ ->
Tennessee Jed %
@ - With a Tease from TH that I missed, but Sean thinks it was The Beatles, maybe Day Tripper?
# - With “Head Over Heels” (Tears for Fears) Teases (MB & TH)
$ - With Born Cross Eyed Teases (TH)
% - With a “Chop Sticks” (Euphemia Allen under the pseudonym Arthur de Lulli) Tease (MB)
Pre Show / Set Break Music: Scott Metzger’s Soul Mix
Poster: Nathaniel Deas
If this WERE a baseball game, I'd like to think the home team - those of you who were at the show - won. Super fun from start to finish.
See some of you tonight for Night Three of this series. Thanks as always to our amazing hosts, the staff and crew at Joy and of course to all of you for your constant support!

JRAD, NOLA, night one

Show #109
Joy Theater,
New Orleans, LA
Friday, 2017-05-05
#JoyRAD Night One of Three
Set One (10:01PM - 11:23PM)
Jam ->
The Wheel @ ->
Hoodoo Voodoo ->
Uncle John's Band # ->
Bird Song Jam ->
He's Gone $ ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Crazy Fingers Jam %->
The Other One
Set Two (11:36PM - 12:54AM)
Such A Night ->
Viola Lee Blues ^ ->
Cumberland Blues & >
Shakedown Street * ->
Drums ->
Good Lovin​ ->
Sugar Magnolia/Sunshine Daydream​
Tonight, I'll Be Staying Here With You
@ - With Bird Song Teases (MB)
# - with a “Duo Jam”
$ - Contained a Bird Song Jam that may become its own track.
% - First Time Played by Almost Dead
^ - With a “Look A Py Py” (The Meters) Tease (Band), a Not Fade Away Tease (Band) & an Unknown Tease (MB)
& - With Katie Jacoby on Violin, a “Hoedown” (Aaron Copeland) Tease (MB), an Unknown Tease (TH) and a “When The Saints Go Marching In” (Traditional) Tease (SM)
* - With Katie Jacoby on Violin
Pre Show / Set Break Music: Scott Metzger’s Soul Mix
Poster: Nathaniel Deas
Another great night with our friends at Joy Theater in what's become an annual tradition.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

phil lesh and friends 77th birthday show

Phil Lesh & Friends 
Phil's Birthday Bash March 15, 2017

Capitol Theatre Port Chester , NY 

Phil Lesh , Joan Osborne , John Kadlecik , Stanley Jordan , Jason Crosby and Mark Levy

Set I 
After Midnight jo
Mr Charlie jo
Bertha jk
Broken Arrow pl
Sound Of Silence (instr. sj) >
Eleanor Rigby (instr. sj)
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted jo
Box Of Rain pl

Set II
Shakedown Street jo
New Speedway Boogie jo >
The Other One pl >
Stairway To Heaven (instr. sj )
Sugaree jk jo
Lady With A Fan pl >
Terrapin Station pl jo jk >
I Know You Rider pl jo jk >
Not Fade Away jo jk pl

Crowd sings Happy Birthday to Phil
Donor Rap

E: Turn On Your Love Light jo *
Band Introductions
*Joan sings Happy Birthday with audience during Love Light

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Phil and Friends, Cap Theatre, 10 .31 .16

Phil Lesh & Friends
Capitol Theatre, Portchester, NY 10/31/16
Set 1:
Cryptical Envelopment>
The Other One>
Wade In The Water
Bad Moon Rising
When I Go Away
^*Werewolves Of London
Set 2:
#*Viola Lee Blues>
#*Shakedown Street
This Wheel's On Fire
Mystery Train
Mountains Of The Moon...
Death Don't Have No Mercy
St Stephen>
I Ain't Superstitious
Donor Rap
Sympathy For The Devil
^w/Grahame Lesh - guitar & vocal
#w/Grahame Lesh - guitar (no vocal)
*w/Elliott Peck - vocal

Sunday, October 30, 2016

phil and friends, cap theater, 10 .29 .16

phil and friends, cap theater, 10 .29 .16

Saturday, October 29, 2016

phil and friends, the cap, 10 .28 .16

Friday, October 28, 2016
Phil Lesh & Friends - Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, John Molo,
Luther Dickinson, Barry Sless, Jason Crosby, and Nicki Bluhm 

from the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY

Set I
Till The Morning Comes
Uncle John's Band >
Cumberland Blues
Rollin' and Tumblin'
River Deep, Mountain High

Set II
Casey Jones
Midnight Highway
Crossroad Blues
Unbroken Chain
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning
Help on the Way >
Slipknot! >
Franklin's Tower

donor rap

E: Turn on Your Lovelight

Monday, March 28, 2016


At Rebecca's in Brooklyn.  10 am yoga at Herald Square.  Brunch at Prime Meats (pics below, which were directed to Gabe).  A loooong walk back home!  The day is sunny and in the 50s, a bit chilly but great for March.  Finished cleaning up Reba's back yard.  Had a fun dinner at Katsui with Jared McCann, Reba's yoga teacher.  Phillip being Phillip. Leaving for ATL tomorrow.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

"q" jam > dark star

Friday, February 12, 2016

JRAD new haven 2 .11 .16

College St Music Hall
New Haven, CT

Set 1
Jam ->
China Cat Sunflower (TH) ->
The Eleven @ (All) ->
St Stephen # (All) ->
Space ->
St. Stephen Reprise (All) ->
Let It Grow $ (SM) ->
Eyes Of The
World % (TH) ->

Cumberland Blues ^ (All)

Set 2
Playing In The Band (SM) >
Magnificent Sanctuary Band & (TH) ->
King Solomon’s Marbles *
West LA Fadeaway (TH)
Black Throated Wind + (SM) ->
E: Going Down The Road Feeling Bad ++
@ - With a Duo Jam, Stuart Bogie on Sax
# - With Stuart Bogie on Bass Harmonica
$ - With Stuart Bogie on Flute
% - With a St. Stephen Tease (Band), a “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (Tears For Fears) tease (MB), & Stuart Bogie on Sax
^ - With a “Hoedown” (Aaron Copland/Emerson Lake & Palmer) tease (MB) & Stuart Bogie on Clarinet & Bass Harmonica
& - With Stuart Bogie on Sax
* - With Stuart Bogie on Clarinet
+ - With “Son of a Preacher Man” (Dusty Springfield) teases (MB)
++ - With an “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (Richard Strauss) Tease (SB), a “Wipeout” (The Surfaris) tease (JR), an “LA Woman” (The Doors) tease (MB/Band) & Stuart Bogie on Sax

Flew in to Providence; drove to New Haven.  A cold, bracing, hard, windy winter day; 6 inches of snow on the ground from a storm a few days ago.  Stayed at the Omni Hotel next to the Yale campus. Sent a pic to Blume (who went to school here decades ago); the view from my window.

Met Nick and Jess at the hotel.  They came up from Stamford for the day: train coming up, ubering it back.  We had drinks at the rooftop bar, watching the day fade.

The show, at the College Street Music Hall, started at 8 sharp; there's a strict 11 pm curfew.  We ended up in the loge, second row (not our offical seats), and miraculously, didn't get kicked out.

Started with China Cat, then into The Eleven and St. Stephen, all of which took about 40 minutes. Lots of textured, layed, thoughtful, spacey jamming.  Especially loved the McLaughlin-ish "Peace One" jam out of St. Stephen.

Let It Grow emerged out of SS, with a winding, coiling, symetrical intro.  Can't wait to hear the tape! The horn player Steven Murphy traded his saxes for flute and jammed it.

Outro jam with a total 80s song riff (so familiar, yet I couldn't name it -- see setlist above from JRAD FB).  Murphy back with sax.  Branford version of Eyes.  The outro jam wound back around to St. Stephen riff and then back into Eyes, which melds into Cumberland.

It gets played out, then Russo drops the sticks, starts clapping, the audience follows and Benevento solos gospel-y for three minutes.  Lovely.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

JRAD, saturday night

Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY
DD50: A celebration of Dave Dreiwitz’s 50th Birthday
The Speakeasy Jazz Babies including Dave’s Mom, Barbara & Dad, Richard, opened. Joe & Dave sat in with the Jazz Babies on “Sweet Georgia Brown”, Joe, Dave, Marco & Scott sat in on their set closing “When The Saints Go Marching In”.
Private CID Soundcheck:
Ruben & Cerise (TH) ->
(I'll update the other 2 shows with the CID sound check info at some point.)
Set One: (9:02PM - 10:08PM ish)
Alligator (SM)->
Bertha (TH) >
Throwing Stones @ (SM)
Alabama Getaway (DD)
Cumberland Blues (All)
Brown Eyed Women (TH)
One More Saturday Night ^^ (SM)
Set Two: (10:43PM - 12:16AM)
Jam ->
The Wheel (All)->
Jack Straw (SM & TH)
St Stephen $(All) ->
Space ->
St Stephen % (All) ->
Jam ^ ->
St Stephen Reprise (All) ->
Viola Lee Blues (All) & ->
Duo Jam ->
Big Whopper * ->
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy + ->
Viola Lee Blues Reprise (All)
Candyman @@ (TH)
Uncle Johns Band ## (All)
ENC: The Weight (All)
@ With a Scarlet Begonias Tease (TH) & a jam that paid tribute to the late Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister of Motorhead, in that it sounded exactly like Motorhead

# With a “Mountain Jam” (Donavon // The Allmans Brothers) tease & another tease I can’t ID, both from MB & a “When the Saints Go Marching In” (Louis Armstrong) Tease (SM)

^^ - Followed by Happy Birthday to Dave & a cake presentation

$ - Joe sampled Speakeasy Jazz Babies as he was sitting in on “When The Saints Go Marching In”. Subsequently, he used the sample to begin tonight’s version of St. Stephen.
% - With a Throwin’ Stones Tease (Band)

^ - With multiple Moby Dick (Led Zeppelin) Teases (Band) & maybe some other teases

& - With a Moby Dick (Led Zeppelin) Tease (Band)

* - Benevento Russo Duo original, first time played, just the ‘A’ section.

+ - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky cover, first time played

@@ - With SM on Pedal Steel

## - With a “No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin) Tease

Throwin' Stones is must hear. We'll try to get it out in a RAD TRACKS asap.
Thanks so much to our "larger, more historic" home away from home The The Capitol Theatre & to all of you that came out!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

JRAD, capitol theatre, 1 .1 .16

With Odessa Boone, who was sick tonight and didn't go.

Costello here, with the skinny on last night's show at The Capitol Theatre:
Capitol Theatre
Port Chester, NY

Set One: (8:53PM - 10:08PM)
Sitting On Top of the World ^ (TH)
Doin’ That Rag ^ (TH) ->
Jam ->
I Need A Miracle ^ (SM) ->
New Speedway Boogie ^@ (TH) ->
Duo Jam ->
Me & My Uncle (SM)
Must Have Been The Roses ^ (TH)
Box of Rain ^ (JR)
Set Two: (10:34PM - 12:20AM ish)
Row Jimmy # (TH)
Help On The Way # (TH) ->
Slipknot! # ->
Space # ->
Slipknot! # ->
Franklin’s Tower # (TH) ->
Dancin’ In The Streets # (SM) ->
Eyes Of The World $ ->
Drums ->
Not Fade Away #
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down ^# (TH/All)
^ - All First Time Played by Almost Dead: 7 Debuts total inc. Dixie Down

@ - With an Eyes of the World Tease (TH) & a Me & My Uncle Tease (Band)

# - With a Five Piece Horn Section, most from Antibalas: Jordan McLean (Trumpet), Raymond Mason (Trombone), Stuart Bogie (Sax & Clarinet), Matt Bauder (Bari Sax) & John Altieri (Tuba)

$ - With Stuart Bogie on Sax, no other members of the horn section played. With a Dancin’ In The Streets Tease Tease (Band) and a Ruben & Cerise Tease (MB)

% - With a “Walk The Dinosaur” (Was, Not Was) Tease (MB). Song included the 5 horn players leaving the stage & playing on the GA Floor as the crowd & Joe kept the NFA Beat. After the march thru the crowd, the horn section returned to stage, where some of the band rejoined them to finish the tune.

^# - The Band cover, first time played by Almost Dead. With the five piece horn section, playing the arrangements that Allen Toussaint wrote for The Band’s version from “Rock of Ages”. (The same Toussaint horn arrangements were also featured on the Last Waltz version of the song.)
See you guys later!

JRAD, new year's eve

The Fillmore
Philadelphia, PA

(With Odessa Boone at the downtown Hampton Inn)

Electric Set 1 (9:00PM - 10:15PM)
Jam ->
Truckin' @ (SM) ->
The Eleven (All) ->
China Cat Sunflower (TH)->
I Know You Rider (All) >
Good Lovin' $ (SM) ->
Shakedown Street ^^ (TH)

Acoustic Set 2 + (10:45PM - 11:20PM)
Friend Of The Devil ^
On The Road Again %
Dark Hollow %
Dire Wolf ^
Big River %%
Ripple ^

Set 3 (11:55PM - 1:45AM ish)
Space ** ->
Auld Lang Syne & ->
Sugar Magnolia (SM) ->
Scarlet Begonias (TH) ->
Fire On The Mountain (TH)
Greatest Story Ever Told * (SM) ->
Cosmic Charlie Jam ++->
Terrapin Suite @@(TH & JR) ->
Sunshine Daydream ## (SM)
E: Born To Run $$ (TH)
@ - With a Born Cross Eyed Tease (Band)
# - With a Dupree’s Diamond Blues Tease (TH)
$ - First Time Played, Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick // The (Young) Rascals Cover & with a The Wheel Tease (TH)
^^ - With a China>Rider Transition Jam
+ - Complete set change from set one. Band was set up on two 8’x8’ risers in front of the stage, with (from house left to right): Marco on Upright Piano, Dave on Upright Bass, Tommy on Acoustic Guitar, Scott on Acoustic Guitar & Joe on a small kit that included Kick, Snare, Hat, Bongos & 1 Cymbal.
% - First Time Played
^ - Played before electric, first time played acoustic
%% - First Time Played, Johnny Cash Cover
** - With Balloon Drop & Confetti Cannons at Midnight
& - First Time Played, Traditional, Instrumental
* - With a Dave Dreiwitz Bass Solo, Unfinished
++ - First Time Played, No Lyrics
@@ - With “Linus & Lucy” (Vince Guaraldi) Teases (MB)
## - First Almost Dead Split Sugar Mags // SSDD
$$ - First Time Played, Bruce Springsteen Cover, With Confetti Cannons
Thanks to The Fillmore Philadelphia & all who came out! See you this weekend at The Capitol Theatre!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

stanley, little wing

P&F, 10 .30 .15, Cap Theatre

With Odessa Boone.

Stanley Jordan rules from Greensleeves > Bertha (making Bertha listenable with a feathery, lightweight, airy solo).

Friday, March 20, 2015

port chester, night 4

Phil Lesh and Friends featuring Warren Haynes, Barry Sless, John Molo and Rob Barraco
Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, March 19, 2015
Phil wearing a scarfie the whole show.

set I:
jam >
Bird Song
Brown-Eyed Woman
Black Peter
He's Gone
Pride of Cucamonga
In the Midnight Hour

set II:
Scarlet Begonias 
King Solomon's Marbles
Mountains of the Moon 
The Eleven
Fire on the Mountain 
St. Stephen
Shakedown Street
Patchwork Quilt
With La Donna on floor, third row, in front of Sless.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

port chester, night 3

Phil Lesh & Friends
Capitol Theater, Port Chester NY
Wednesday March 18, 2015

Phil Lesh
Warren Haynes
Barry Sless
Rob Barraco
John Molo

Set I
Jam >
Dire Wolf rb
Candyman rb
Fennario pl
China Cat Sunflower rb >
Cold Rain and Snow pl
Comes A Time wh >
Deal rb

Set II
Crazy Fingers rb >
Unbroken Chain pl >
Dark Star all >
Mason’s Children all >
The Other One pl >
Wharf Rat wh >
Not Fade Away all >
I Know You Rider all

Donor Rap
E:  Box Of Rain pl

With LaDonna in loge, CC, far right.