Last night, Phil Lesh continued his run at the Capitol Theatre, playing the Port Chester, NY venue for the second straight night. The Gratefully inspired performance featured an exciting debut, with longtime Jerry Garcia Band keyboardist Melvin Seals holding it down behind the ivories for the first time in Phil Lesh & Friends history.
With Warren Haynes, Eric Krasno, Tony Leone and Alex Koford joining in the mix, the band was playing as fine as ever. The group opened with a bluesy “Alligator” before breaking out into JGB classic, a cover of Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come.” The show featured a lot of covers led by Haynes, including Traffic’s “Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys,” Allman Brothers’ “Midnight Rider” and The Beatles’ “She Said She Said.”
Watch “Alligator > The Harder They Come” below, courtesy of Sean Roche.
Set two was framed around a major “Playin’ In The Band,” as they opened and closed the set with the beloved tune. A number of great songs came between, including Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” and Grateful Dead classics “Dark Star” and the full “Terrapin Station” suite. The show ended with a glorious combination of “One More Saturday Night” and the Garcia-penned “Lazy River Road.”
Full audio can be streamed here, courtesy of Keith Litzenberger.
Check out some clips from the show, below.
This band is set to do it all tonight as well, May 29th! Check out the full setlist below.
Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY – 5/28/16
Set One: Alligator pl > The Harder They Come wh, Broken Arrow pl (wh), The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys wh > Midnight Rider wh, She Said She Said wh
Set Two: Jam > Playin’ In The Band pl wh ak > Let It Ride pl > Sunshine Of Your Love wh > Cosmic Charlie pl ak > Dark Star pl ak > Lady With A Fan pl > Terrapin Station pl wh (ak ) > Playin’ In The Band reprise
Encore: One More Saturday Night, Lazy River Road
[Cover photo via Marc Millman/Instagram]