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  • Writer's pictureALEXANDRA


After a LONG night of celebrating how awesome the Twiddle Red Rocks show was we still had another full day ahead of us! We spent the day barbecuing with our family before heading back to Red Rocks for Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band! It was so nice to see the whole Lesh family and more of our frends/Grateful Dead family. The Red Rocks team really knows how to take great care of their guests and we were given our own area to hang out both backstage and when we were watching the show. I spent most of the show with Claire Lesh, who you may remember from her guest post on the blog, and Phil's wife Jill. We had an amazing time watching from the soundboard area. One of the major highlights of the show was watching Mihali sit in and sing when they played Fire on the Mountain and The Music Never Stopped. Check out some video I took below (I apologize for the quality LOL)!

Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band | 2018-05-05 | Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO

-= One Set =-

Cumberland Blues[1] > Viola Lee Blues[1]. Mountains Of The Moon, Jack Straw > Like A Rolling Stone, Jack O' Roses > Terrapin Station, Morning Dew, Uncle John's Band, New Speedway Boogie -= Encore =-

Fire On The Mountain[2], The Music Never Stopped[2], Box Of Rain

[1] "Cumberland Blues" and "Viola Lee Blues" featured the members of Leftover Salmon. [2] "Fire On The Mountain" and "The Music Never Stopped" featured Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle) on guitar and vocals.

Sunday was the last day of the trip for most of us. Our family members left super early in the morning and my flight was a redeye that night. But I had to squeeze in one more show before I left! We headed to Ophelia's Electric Soapbox for Mihali and Frends where Phil Lesh again came out during both the opening set from Cosmic Twang and the Mihali and Frends set. I was pretty bummed that I had to leave right at the break between the two sets but after seeing the videos and hearing the show I am super jealous of everyone that was there! Check out this highlight video which you can also find on Mihali's Facebook Page!

Mihali & Frends | 2018-05-06 | Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, Denver, CO

:: Line Up :: Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle) on guitar and vocals Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation) on drums Nick Gerlach (Turbo Suit) on saxophone Chuck Jones (Dopapod) on bass Todd Stoops (RAQ) on keys Grahame Lesh (Midnight North) on vocals and guitar -= One Set =- 01. (Intro) 02. Iron Lion Zion (Bob Marley cover) 03. Stubborn Smile 04. (Elliot Peck & Phil Lesh Introduction) 05. Bertha (Grateful Dead cover)[1] 06. Deal (Grateful Dead cover)[1] 07. Greene County (Midnight North cover)[1] 08. Scarlet Begonias (Grateful Dead cover)[1] 09. (Twiddle Introduction) 10. Every Soul (Twiddle cover)[2] 11. Pawn Shop (Sublime cover)[3] 12. Fading State[3] 13. Get Up, Stand Up (Bob Marley cover)[3] 14. Over Land & Sea[4] -= Encore =- 15. (Encore Break) 16. The Harder They Come (Jimmy Cliff cover)[5] 17. Mary Jane's Last Dance (Tom Petty cover)[6]

[1] "Bertha", "Deal", "Greene County" and "Scarlet Begonias" featured Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead) on bass and Elliot Peck (Midnight North) on vocals. [2] "Every Soul" featured the members of Twiddle sitting in for the members of the band except Grahame Lesh and Todd Stoops who stayed on to jam as well. [3] "Pawn Shop" and "Fading State" featured Johnny Cosmic (Stick Figure) on guitar and vocals. [4] "Over Land & Sea" featured Elliot Peck (Midnight North) on vocals. [5] "The Harder They Come" featured Ryan Dempsey (Twiddle) on keys, Elliot Peck (Midnight North) on vocals and Johnny Cosmic (Stick Figure) on guitar and vocals. [6] "Mary Jane's Last Dance" featured Elliot Peck (Midnight North) on vocals and Alex Jordan (Midnight North) on keys.

While it was sad to leave Denver it was truly such an incredible weekend. I will never forget the memories we made, the smiles on everyones faces, and the pure joy that Twiddle brought to all of us during their FIRST headlining show at Red Rocks! AND It was definitely nice to be back in my own bed snuggling with Oscar after a LONG redeye flight home. I can't wait to see where the next adventure will take us!

xoxo. Alexandra


Hey guys! My name is

Alexandra Dempsey, I am 31 years old and live in Stowe, Vermont.

I recently decided to start this blog to give you all a look into the life of a tour wife - the highs, the lows, and EVERYTHING in between!

My rock star husband, Ryan Dempsey

of Twiddle, stands by me every step

of the way as we journey on this whirlwind we like to call the "tour life."

Follow along on my travels, hear

stories from fellow tour wives, and

earn about some of my favorite things. Hope you enjoy and

thanks so much for reading!!

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