Phil Lesh & Friends is scheduled to play a four-night run at Port Chester's Capitol Theater Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 this fall. Tickets for the show will go on sale online at 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 and they are expected to sell out quickly, as they have with all his other shows at The Cap.
Lesh, founding member of The Grateful Dead and Furthur, has played multi-night runs at the theatre three times already since it opened last September. He played two runs with his band and once with Furthur.
This is Lesh’s fifteenth year of playing with a rotating mix of friends.
The latest version of the band features Phil along with fellow Furthur band members John Kadlecik (guitar) and Joe Russo (drums), along with less-frequent, but just as dynamic, collaborators John Scofield (guitar) and John Medeski (keyboards). Phil’s played with these four musicians many times over the years, and this summer’s Phil Lesh & Friends band is sure to bring the magic on the road. This is a rare chance to see these five musicians on stage together.
American Jubilee will open for the band. Here is information from The Cap:A collection of young, professional musicians, American Jubilee cut their teeth moonlighting as the ‘Terrapin Family Band’ at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads. They perform a mix of rearranged traditional Americana music and originals that draw inspiration from that same vein. Students of music history, American Jubilee tries to walk the same path that was first blazed by the likes of Levon Helm and Gram Parsons, and more recently has been furthered by musicians such as Ryan Adams or the Avett Brothers. While cemented by the core of Brian Lesh, Ross James, Scott Padden, Craig MacArthur & Alex Koford. American Jubilee often draws from the strong and growing population of young Bay Area musicians such as Grahame Lesh, Elliott Peck and Tommy Odetto, as well as more established talent such as Mark Karan and Jon Graboff, to create a communal, family style of music that is hard to find elsewhere.