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Dead & Company Debuts A Pigpen Classic, Celebrates The ‘U.S. Blues’ In Colorado [Full Audio/Videos]

March 2, 2021

first_imgDead & Company brought their jamming wares back to Folsom Field last night, playing the second of a two night run at the Boulder, CO venue. The band took the opportunity to debut some new material, but relied heavily on some old favorites to celebrate July 4th in style.The show opened with “Feel Like A Stranger,” but it was their cover of Junior Parker’s “Next Time You See Me” that was the night’s biggest surprise. The Pigpen-sung blues number had not been played by Dead & Company, and they made it their own with some smooth guitarwork from John Mayer. The show had a bluesy feel with “Samson and Delilah” and “West L.A. Fadeaway,” before looping into a cover of Jerry Garcia’s own “Bird Song.” From there it was back to the bluesy bounce of “New Speedway Boogie” to close off a short but sweet first set.Feel Like A Stranger/Next Time You See MeThe second set rocked with classics like “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” and “He’s Gone,” as well as a great cover of “Smokestack Lightning.” Bob Weir led the vocals of the Howlin’ Wolf blues number with a passion. After a soulful “Let It Grow,” the band went into “Drums/Space,” before settling into “Dark Star” and “Morning Dew” to close out the set. Finally, it was “Brokedown Palace” and a July 4th-friendly “U.S. Blues” that closed out the set with style.Check out video highlights, audio, and a full setlist below.New Speedway BoogieChina Cat Sunflower/I Know You RiderU.S. BluesFull Show Audio (taped by Jeff Frank)SetlistEdit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlistslast_img

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