Jam -2011-02-22 – Carroll’s

On a night that Trey A. was playing next door to us at Terminal-5, Deadstein-5 rocked Carroll’s on 6 on 55-08633.  While parking was at a premium, song selection wasn’t.  Rich came into the jam pulling a printed setlist out of his a$$ so we decided to play what was on the paper.  It appeared as if the setlist was from a couple of years ago when Trister played with us and planned out the night with Kevin before hand, enabling Kevin to print out a list.

It almost appeared as if the night was doomed for failure.  The PA system had gremlins in it and it took us 4 attempts at the first song, Let the Good Times Roll, and 2 PA systems to get that under our belt.  Eventually the “I get no respect” Mackie got us through the night without an issue.  From this technical difficulty, we let the setlist steer us to the end of the night.  It was positive, guidance to say the least.

Many of the songs of the night came from the 80’s and 90’s era of the Grateful Dead, so the were a bit unfamiliar Alan, and many I hadn’t try to play from a Jerry perspective.  This presented itself as a challenge, but I think we played confidently enough to work our way through these waters with much more ease than we expected.  All the anticipated difficult moments seem to fly past us before we could mess them up too badly.  It was a fun and rewarding experience.  I found the Shakedown and Estimated particularly relaxing.

The presence of the setlist got us through a night’s worth of music with time to spare, much to the agony of Scott but he and Kevin were going pretty strong.  We threw together a few non-Dead songs to close the night, made a mockery and travesty of them all, but had a great time doing it.

To hear what we did, go to the Rich recordings below:


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Alan W.
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 20:03:08

    … and this week’s award, for best solo in a much-maligned Dead song, goes to… Rich Brotman, keyboard solo in Day Job, composition by Hunter/Garcia.

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