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Members of Dawes, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Nicki Bluhm, Grahame Lesh and M.C. Taylor have been a part of the weekend’s festivities.
Phil Lesh & Friends wrapped a months lengthy residency at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York with a three-night Phil-O-Ween run culminating with a present on Halloween. The primary two live shows noticed the Grateful Useless bassist joined by Hiss Golden Messenger’s MC Taylor (making his Phil & Buddies debut) alongside members of Dawes, Nicki Bluhm and Phil’s son Grahame Lesh. Halloween evening noticed Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams collaborating rather than Taylor.
All three nights featured Dawes members Taylor Goldsmith and Trever Menear on guitar, Lee Pardini on keyboards and Griffin Goldsmith on drums. Halloween evening started with Grahame Lesh main the collective on a “Enjoying In The Band” that stretched out to a prolonged opening jam. “Tennessee Jed” and The Band’s “This Wheel’s on Hearth.” Campbell, who labored carefully with The Band drummer Levon Helm, switched from guitar to mandolin for a efficiency of what can be the primary of two “wolf” songs, the Useless traditional “Dire Wolf.”
Bluhm and Willams then sang lead on the Motown traditional “How Candy It Is (To Be Liked by You).” The primary set closed with “Bertha” adopted by Williams main a scorching cowl of Blind Willie Johnson’s “Hold Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning.”
Lesh and his cohorts began the ultimate set of his nine-show October residency at The Cap with a pairing of “Scarlet Begonias” and a Menear-sung “Sugaree” that mixed to take up 30 minutes. The following “Right here Comes Sunshine” led to a different dose of sprawling improvisation that landed on the Taylor Goldsmith-sung “Standing On The Moon.” Phil then led the ensemble by his “Unbroken Chain” which opened up into one other expansive improvised sequence.
Campbell performed violin because the set moved on to “Terrapin Station.” The band then paired a rolling “I Know You Rider” with a set-closing model of “River Deep, Mountain Excessive.” Phil’s typical heartfelt plea for organ donation got here forward of the encore. In typical Useless Halloween style, Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves Of London” kicked off the encore, with the lyrics altered to say Phil and The Cap’s Peter Shapiro. Lesh’s residency at The Cap ended with the reflective “Ripple.”
Highlights from the prior two Phil-o-Ween reveals included MC Taylor singing lead on first set variations of “Ship Of Fools” on Saturday and “Candyman” throughout his Phil & Buddies debut on Friday. Saturday’s second set was anchored by “Uncle John’s Band” into “Shakedown Avenue” into “The Wheel” and a stunning “Eyes Of The World” joined with “The Music By no means Stopped.” Friday’s second set offered an uninterrupted run by “Assist On The Means” into “Slipknot!” into “Field Of Rain” into “Wharf Rat” again into “Slipknot!” and at last into “Franklin’s Tower,” together with different musical treats.
Watch pro-shot video of the set openers of all three Phil-o-Ween reveals at The Capitol Theatre and hearken to viewers recordings taped by David Dyche beneath:
Enjoying In The Band | October 31
Scarlet ~ Sugaree | October 31
Cumberland Blues | October 30
Jack Straw ~ Chook Track | October 30
Truckin’ ~ Cassidy | October 29
Assist On The Means ~ Slipknot! | October 29
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