Oteil Burbridge kicked off the first of a two-show run at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach on Friday night, April 23rd. The bassist brought his trio, guitarist Tom Guarna (Blood, Sweat & Tears) and Pete Lavezzoli (Jerry Garcia Band) to the beach for a socially-distanced show heavy with Grateful Dead covers.
The trio started the night off with the Weather Report classic “Elegant People”, followed by a set of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia staples.
Set number two opened up with a delicate take on the Jerry Garcia Band masterpiece “Rubin and Cherise”followed by another JGB number, “Gomorrah”and a stretched out and jammy “Help On the Way” < “Slipknot!” < “Franklin’s Tower” to wrap up the frame.
More Grateful Dead was to follow as the trio encored with “Stella Blue”and the Sugarloaf hit “Green-Eyed Lady”.
For those unable to make it to Miami the show was also streamed live via Mandolin.
Cats Out Under the Stars
Believe It Or Not
Here Comes Sunshine
Hard To Find
King Solomon’s Marbles
Rubin and Cherise
Help On the Way