Grateful Dead co-founders Bob Weir and Phil Lesh made their first joint appearance since the pandemic on Saturday night (May 1st) at Lesh’s San Rafael, California venue, Terrapin Crossroads. Weir joined Lesh's Terrapin All-Stars for run-throughs of such Dead staples as “St. Stephen,” “Uncle John’s Band,” and “Shakedown Street.”

Relix reported the band was rounded out by Jackie Greene, Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby, and John Molo.

IN OTHER DEAD NEWS

Just released is the Grateful Dead's latest archival release Dave’s Picks Volume 38 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NYC 9/08/73.

During a recent chat at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, '70s-era Grateful Dead singer Donna Godchaux recalled she and her late husband Keith Godchaux first connecting with the great Jerry Garcia: “Garcia’s band was playing at the Keystone Korner in San Francisco. When Jerry came off the stage, y’know, I tapped him on the arm and said, ‘My husband and I have something we want to talk to you about.’ And he looked at me and he said, ‘Okay. . . (Laughter) . . . You wanna come backstage?’ (I said) ‘Alright.’ And so, Keith and I were so scared and we didn’t go backstage — we were too afraid. And Garcia saw something and he came from backstage and sat down at out table. And so, I said, ‘Okay, well here it is; I need your home phone number (laughter) so that we can call you, because Keith is your next piano player.”

The tracklisting to Dave’s Picks Volume 38 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NYC 9/08/73 is:

Disc 1: “Bertha,” “Me And My Uncle,” “Sugaree,” “Beat It On Down The Line,” “Tennessee Jed,” “Looks Like Rain,” “Brown-Eyed Women,” “Jack Straw,” “Row Jimmy,” “Weather Report Suite: Prelude, Part I, Part II – Let It Grow.”

Disc 2: “Eyes Of The World,” “China Doll,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Ramble On Rose,” “Big River,” “Let Me Sing Your Blues Away,” “China Cat Sunflower/I Know You Rider,” “El Paso” and (9/7/73): “Bird Song”

Disc 3: “He's Gone,” “Truckin',” “Not Fade Away,” “Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad/Not Fade Away,” “Stella Blue,” “One More Saturday Night, ” and (9/7/73): “Playing In The Band.”

Donna Godchaux On Meeting Jerry Garcia :