Phil Lesh returned to the Capitol Theatre stage last night for the finale of his three-night birthday run at the Port Chester, NY venue with The Terrapin Family Band, and the group was once again joined by special guest guitarist John Scofield, who had also guested for all of Lesh’s 78th birthday celebration on Thursday night.
After a first-set-opening “Uncle John’s Band,” Lesh and company dove into a cover of Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” before returning to the Grateful Dead catalog for “He’s Gone.” Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up in Blue” and The Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice” continued the set, which closed with “Throwing Stones” and another Dead classic, “Truckin’.”
Set two kicked off with “Estimated Prophet” before “Galilee,” an original tune written by Brian Lesh, son of Phil and brother of Terrapin Family Band guitarist/vocalist Grahame. The second frame also featured Dead favorites like “Samson and Delilah,” “Bird Song“—which flowed in and out of “The Other One“—“St. Stephen,” “Wharf Rat” and “Sugar Magnolia.” The night would round out with an encore of “Touch of Grey.”
See the full setlist below, along with pro-shot video from the night. Next up for Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band is a slot at Arizona’s Pot of Gold Festival tonight.
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band and special guest John Scofield
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Set I: Uncle John’s Band, Sweet Jane, He’s Gone, Tangled Up in Blue, Tumbling Dice, Throwing Stones, Truckin’
Set II: Estimated Prophet, Galilee, Samson and Delilah, Bird Song, The Other One, Bird Song, St. Stephen, Wharf Rat, Sugar Magolia
Enc: Touch of Grey