Phil Lesh with RatDog in St. Louis | Review
If one considers how Grateful St. Louis is for The Kind, The Shwag and Jake's Leg, there's no doubt that this city certainly knows how to honor its Dead. Truckin' into town are two of the ultimate Dead cover bands. Straight out of the kennel comes RatDog. Led by former Grateful guitarist Bob Weir, the band plays a repertoire of Bob's solo material, Dead favorites and, of course, select tracks from RatDog's premier 10 track CD, Evening Mood.
Headlining the show is former Dead bassist Phil Lesh. He and his friends will cover more Dead standards and highlight songs from their own 2000 release, Love Will See You Through. Though Uncle Jerry has been gone since 1995, who better than this pair of originals to carry on the long strange trip of transcendental musical tradition..