Star Kitchen kept music fans dancing well until the early hours of Monday morning as the jam-friendly supergroup welcomed guest after guest to New York’s Sony Hall following Phish‘s second night at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
The psychedelic funk band which features Marc Brownstein, Danny Mayer, Marlon Lewis, and Rob Marscher, welcomed a mix of special guests throughout the evening including Eric Krasno (Soulive), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), and Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits).
The all-star lineup worked through a smattering of R&B classics including “Give It To Me Baby” by Rick James and an ill-fated attempt at Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller”, where Casey forgot the words and in a moment of brutal honesty said, “I don’t know the words. Do you?” Periodically, the add-on members of the ensemble would depart from the stage and give Star Kitchen a chance to showcase the music they’ve been writing while on tour this fall.
The crew also covered Led Zeppelin‘s “Bring it on Home”, with Hartswick lending her powerful voice to fill the role of Robert Plant, and closed the show with Prince‘s “Kiss”, which allowed drummer Marlon Lewis to show off his pipes in a room full of accomplished vocalists.
Luckily for those who weren’t able to make it to Sony Hall on Sunday, the entire concert was live-streamed via Nugs.tv. Watch the full webcast from the show below. You can also scroll down and view a gallery of photos courtesy of Ken Spielman.
Star Kitchen ft. Eric Krasno, Natalie Cressman, James Casey
Sony Hall is back in action on Monday night for a Ghost-Note & Friends Play Prince blowout. Starring Ghost-Note alongside a mix of special guests, the outfit led by percussionists Nate Werth and Robert Sput Searight (Snarky Puppy) will take attendees deep into Prince’s timeless, seemingly-bottomless catalog of dance, music, sex, and romance til the wee hours in NYC. Get your tickets here.