live music: LUTHER / CODY DICKINSON x PHIL LESH x 8.3.13

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.
The Brothers Dickinson.

Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA. – While Luther is fresh off a run with the Black Crowes, The Dickinson Boys made a stop at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads a few nights ago. Luther and Cody [2/3 of the North Mississipi All Stars] brought their brand of swamp rock up to Nor Cal to jam out in The Grate Room with Phil Lesh and his son Grahame.

Check out my review in photos…

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.
Luther Dickinson.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.
Phil Lesh.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.
Cody Dickinson.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.
Grahame Lesh.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Luther and Cody Dickinson perform at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Photos by Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. © All Rights Reserved.

Setlist:
Luther Dickinson – guitars, vocals
Cody Dickinson – drums, keyboard, electric washboard, vocals
Phil Lesh – bass, vocals
Grahame Lesh – guitar, vocals

Set 1 8:15pm – 9:45pm
Jam >
Sitting On Top of the World ld >
Ship ld >
Blues jam
Baby Please Don’t Go ld >
(w/Drink muddy water verse)
Cold Rain & Snow pl >
Norwegian Wood jam >
I Know You Rider pl, gl
Mystery Train cd (Cody on electric washboard & Eric Saar of Midnight North on drums)
Fire on The Mountain *

Set 2 10:20pm – 12:00am
Mean Ol’ Wind Died Down ld >
Shake What Your Mama Gave You ld >
Deal gl
On the Road Again cd
Caution ld >
Conan ld
(Luther shares about music)
Franklin’s Tower * pl >
Goin Down The Road * all
E: Jam >
All Along The Watchtower * ld, ao >
Turn On Your Lovelight * ld, ao
* w/special guest Anders Osborne on guitar & vocals

[Set list compiled by Rob Scalcione]

This turned out to be a pretty fabulous week for me. Got to photograph 2 members of the Grateful Dead in their respective studios/venues. And perhaps a little bit of guitar overload with Warren Haynes, Bob Weir, Luther Dickinson, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Anders Osborne and Ethan Miller. Oh…and I got to see and photograph one of my new favorite bands…Vintage Trouble; playing a small art/music festival in Oakland. My ears are still ringing.

And so on this night, after shooting the first half of Vintage Trouble, I hit the road and headed north to San Rafael and Terrapin Crossroads. I pulled into the parking lot right on the water and the weather was perfect. I killed sometime before the opening act [Phil’s son Grahame’s band; Midnight North] taking a walk around the venue. It was intimate and beautiful wrapped in all wood. Shortly after, Grahame’s band hit the stage. Good stuff.

After the first few songs, I went to check out the restaurant that is semi-attached to the music venue. Just outside one door and into another was a spacious restaurant and bar with a patio and plenty of outdoor seating…right on the water. I cozied up to the bar and ordered the wood fired pizza. Not too bad for Nor Cal 😉

After killing more time, I heard the bass rumblings of what I hoped to be Phil Lesh…as I wasn’t sure if he would be playing tonight. Sure enough, he was. Luther, Cody, Phil and Grahame hit the stage and jumped right in. Luther picked up his guitar and went straight into a nice long jam before the first song. After the second song he goes into another jam. Next up song 3. Usually photographers get the “first 3 song” rule which is usually the fastest and most hectic 12-15 mins of your life. Not tonight. Luther stretched out that rule for almost 25 mins…Thanks brother!

The Grate Room boasts a standing room capacity of only 250 people. Lighting was so-so and the sound was great. Big thanks to all the staff and security for being so accommodating!

You can see the rest of these NMAS Duo / Terrapin Crossroads photos here.

Additionally, you can see more photos of the Dickinson boys here, here, here, here, and here.

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