The band additionally showcased a brand new Doug Irwin-built guitar that features the unique pickup from Jerry Garcia’s “Tiger” guitar.
Jerry’s Middle Finger made their grand return to Southern California on Sunday evening, packing San Diego’s Stomach Up Tavern with a sold-out present. Two very particular visitor devices graced the stage with the Los Angeles-based sextet: and Phil Lesh’s legendary bass used with the Grateful Lifeless from 1974 to 1979 referred to as “Mission Management” and grasp Jerry Garcia guitar luthier Doug Irwin’s latest creation “Wine Nation.”
JMF lead guitarist Garrett Deloian instantly put each ticketholder on the dancefloor from the primary be aware of the opener “Rhapsody In Pink” as he ripped Irwin’s grapevine-inlaid masterpiece that features the unique pickup from Garcia’s “Tiger” guitar.
Because the band segued into their first-ever rendition of Grateful Lifeless traditional “The Different One,” JMF bassist Burt Lewis plucked Lesh’s recently-resurfaced classic bass, mimicking Lesh’s signature intro bass strains.
Followers in attendance had been handled to a blazing first set touching each nook of the JGB songbook—together with “Catfish John,” “How Candy it Is,” “Señor,” “Tore Up,” “Ready On A Miracle” and Garcia traditional “They Love Every Different.”
Set two opened with “Finders Keepers” and “Cats Underneath the Stars,” as lots of of “Fingerheads” and Garcia disciples younger and outdated danced collectively as one. Because the set progressed into “Don’t Let Go,” “Roadrunner,” “Love within the Afternoon” and “Expensive Prudence,” Deloian’s magical Irwin-built solos impressed numerous uproars whereas JMF founder and drummer Rodney Newman held down the equipment.
The band encored with “Brothers and Sisters” as rain started to fall outdoors the membership, a fantastic metaphor of the rebirth for stay music — and Irwin — in SoCal.