On Wednesday night, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, hosted the collaborative “Phil-O-Ween” concert featuring a headlining performance from Phil Lesh and Twiddle (appropriately dubbed Phiddle), plus sets from Lesh and The Terrapin Family Band and GEM, featuring Twiddle frontman Mihali Savoulidis and TFB’s Grahame Lesh and Elliott Peck.
GEM opened the night—with Savoulidis dressed as Tom Hank’s Forrest Gump, Grahame as Will Ferrell’s Jackie Moon (from Semi-Pro) and Peck donning a pair of devil horns—kicking off their set with two songs from Midnight North, the Bay Area band that also features Grahame and Peck. First up was “Under the Lights,” followed by the Peck-led “Greene County,” which featured guest violinist Jason Crosby. Next up were the elder Lesh and frequent collaborators The Terrapin Family Band, who opened their segment of the show with a couple Dead tunes, “New Minglewood Blues” and “Sugar Magnolia,” bookending a Phil Lesh-led cover of Robbie Robertson’s “Broken Arrow.”
Phiddle, which also included members of TFB, then closed out the evening with a mixture of Dead cuts like “Althea,” “Truckin’,” “Eyes of the World,” “Shakedown Street” and “Bertha” and two original Twiddle songs, “Syncopated Healing” and “White Light,” both off the band’s album Plump. The collective then rounded out the Halloween night with an encore cover of The Band’s classic “The Weight.”
Below, watch pro-shot video from the beginning of each set. Phil Lesh will continue his Capitol Theatre run tonight and tomorrow with two Terrapin Family Band shows featuring Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring.
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Althea, Truckin’, Eyes of the World, Syncopated Healing, Shakedown Street, White Light, Bertha
Enc: The Weight