God Street Wine continued a tour in celebration of their 30th anniversary last night at City Winery in Washington, D.C. The band honored Jerry Garcia’s birthday by performing a cover of “Ripple” as part of Wednesday’s first set.

The quintet begins each show on the tour with an acoustic set before going electric for the second set. GSW opened Wednesday’s concert with old favorites “Imogene” and “Run To You” before they performed their recent single “Smile On Us, Sarah.” From there, the five-piece served up “Electrocute” from their early days and rarity “Straight Line.” Another new tune, “St.

Lucy’s Day,” was followed by the jam vehicle “Hellfire.” God Street then paid tribute to Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist Jerry Garcia on what would have been his 76th birthday with a gorgeous rendition of “Ripple” featuring Lo Faber on lead vocals. Aaron Maxwell’s “Thirsty” brought the first set to a close.

God Street Wine kicked off their electric second set in Washington, D.C. with “Cheap Utah Blues” and “Flame” and then worked “Stupid Hat” into “Bring Back The News.” The frame also included such beloved classics as “Nightingale,” “Into The Sea” and “Waiting For The Tide.” For the encore, Faber strapped on an acoustic to lead the group through Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Lo proceeded to go electric for a show-closing cover of “Brick House” by the Commodores.

Next up for God Street Wine is a performance at The Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Philadelphia tonight. Check out footage of “Ripple” shared by the band: Here’s a crispy recording taped by Alex Leary of last night’s entire show: Set One: Imogene, Run To You, Smile On Us Sarah, Electrocute, Straight Line, St. Read more from jambase.com…

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