Phil Lesh will continue his exclusive deal with Peter Shapiro and The Capitol Theatre with a five weekend run throughout November. Unlike his other runs though these shows are only taking place on Fridays and Saturdays starting with a Halloween show on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. This run will see a new cast of musicians play with Phil every weekend with the only constant being one of the best drummers on the scene, Joe Russo.
The first weekend of shows will have Dan Lebowitz, Rob Barraco, John Kadlecik and special guests. The Halloween show is sure to be special as The Grateful Dead always used to treat holidays with a nod and a grin. The following weekend of Nov. 7 and 8 will see The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Eric Krasno join in on the fun. Chris Robinson is no stranger to playing with Phil over the years and Krasno joined Phil and Russo in Central Park a year ago. The third weekend of shows has some old friends coming to the stage in Larry Campbell, John Kadlecik, Teresa Williams, and Jeff Chimenti. The penultimate weekend has Keller Williams, John Kadlecik, and Jason Crosby bringing their take on the catalog. These two middle weekends may not be the shows most fans are going to try for tickets for first, but they will certainly be some of the more interesting shows of the run.
The final weekend will have Stu Allen, Anders Osborne, Marco Benevento, and special guests to cap off the run with Lesh and Russo. These last two shows are already gaining a lot of hype and it is well deserved as the cast of musicianship that is going to be on stage is impressive, and the idea of unannounced guests coming as well lets the mind wander of who else will join. All shows will be going on sale through the venue’s website on September 12th at Noon and will likely sell out rather quickly.