_Photo: Dino Perrucci_

Phil Lesh celebrated his 75th birthday last night at the Capitol Theater with a show featuring some of his longtime collaborators as the likes of Warren Haynes, Rob Barraco, John Molo and Eric Krasno joined the fold for a two-set show.

The opening “Ripple” featured Lesh opting not to play bass but rather hold his grandson Levon Lesh during the performance. From there, the group went into the Allman Brothers’ “End of the Line,” led by Warren Haynes. Additional highlights throughout the first set included a take on Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love” as well as a trio of tunes to close the set—“Bertha,” “Mississippi Half Step” and “Sugaree.”

Set two was heavy on Grateful Dead classics, as the ensemble mixed in a series of tunes including “Playin’ in the Band,” “The Wheel,” “Terrapin Station” and “Morning Dew.” They also dug into covers of “Low Spark” and another ABB tune, “Midnight Rider.” Before the encore, Lesh was presented with a birthday cake as the crowd sang Happy Birthday to the bassist which preceded the one-two combo of “Goin Down the Road Feelin’ Bad” and “And We Bid You Goodnight.”

Here’s a look at the setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section:

Phil Lesh & Friends
Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY

Phil Lesh’s 75th Birthday Celebration

Set I: Ripple, Jam > End of the Line, Althea, Sunshine of Your Love > Jam > Sunshine of Your Love > Jam> Bertha, Mississippi Half Step, Sugaree

Set II: Jam > Playin’ in the Band > Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys > The Wheel > Broken Arrow > Terrapin Station > Midnight Rider, Morning Dew

Enc: Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad > And We Bid You Goodnight

Phil Lesh
Warren Haynes
Eric Krasno
Rob Barraco
John Molo

Source: www.philzone.org