On Tuesday, Phil Lesh & Friends played their first of two nights with Jorma Kaukonen at The Capitol Theatre.
The band also included Grahame Lesh, John Molo and Rob Barraco.
And while Jorma was a part of several early Phil & Friends lineups in 1999, it has been 20 years since he played a big show as a steady member of the revolving ensemble.
Night one at The Capitol Theatre featured an opening “Here Comes Sunshine,” and showcased Lesh on lead vocals for tunes like “Cold Rain and Snow” and “Bird Song.”
Kaukonen took the reins and sang lead vocals on Howlin’ Wolf favorite “Smokestack Lightning” as well as “Operator.”
The second half was accented by a massive opening “Playing in the Band,” which returned for a reprise following “All Along the Watchtower,” “Viola Lee Blues,” “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” and “New Speedway Boogie.”
Later, the band closed with “Liberty” and encored with “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” with Lesh singing front and center.
Check out a full photo gallery of Lesh and Kaukonen at The Cap here.
If you’d like to watch the second night of Phil Lesh & Friends at The Capitol Theatre, The Relix Channel is offering a livestream at Relix.com/Live.
Phil Lesh & Friends
June 11, 2019
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Set I: Here Comes Sunshine, Cold Rain and Snow, Loose Lucy, Bird Song, Smokestack Lightning, Alabama Getaway, Operator, In The Midnight Hour
Set II: Playing in the Band, All Along the Watchtower, Viola Lee Blues, Death Don’t Have Mercy, New Speedway Boogie, I Know You Rider, Playing in the Band (reprise), The Wheel, Liberty
Enc: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,