Drums featured Sikiru Adepoju on talking drum.

This show was part of the "Trey - Fare Thee Well"

Show Reviews

, attached to 2015-06-28

Review by ProfJibboo

ProfJibboo If you are all about beautiful vocals, this might not be the show for you. But musically speaking, this was the second night in a row where a well thought out set list allowed Trey and the Rhythm Devils to truly shine.

Highlights included the opening trifecta of Feels Like a Stranger, New Mingle Wood Blues and Brown Eyed woman. Loser provided this viewer's a set highlight in a first set that was great musically but lacked the monster jam that night 1 had with Viola Lee Blues.

Second set started off masterfully with a Mississippi Half Step > Wharf Rat that again let Trey shine - which is when the Fare Thee Well shows have been at their best. Trey sat back, with careful playing he led them through the fan favorite and the psychedelic jam vehicle perfectly. You could almost feel yourself on the lawn listening to Trey guide the band. Eyes of the World - vocally rough - was musically majestic and another highlight once past the lyrical section.

For the second night in a row, Mickey and Billy made fans who call drum solos boring eat their words. This time joined by a member of the Mickey Hart band, Sikiru Adepoju, they again lead us through a blistering, shaking, goose-bump inducing build. Truly a fun time.

While lacking the splendor of the rainbow, tonight's emotional moment came with a touching Brokedown Palace before Mickey spoke to the crowd and reminded us that life is about love.

Overall, Phil's and Bob's lack of extensive singing this past year took a toll on their voices, making tonight's vocals not as strong as last night....but musically, we again got a great show that only comes from talented musicians enjoying themselves and enjoying the energy. Trey's practicing has paid off and its been a beauty to watch and a perfect way to start the summer and fittingly bring 50 years of Dead to a close.

Bring on Chicago!
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