Before hooking up with Trey Anastasio for a three week tour, The Benevento/Russo Duo featuring Mike Gordon will open for Phil Lesh. The G.R.a.B. Trio will support Lesh at Asheville, NC’s Asheville Civic Center on June 27, before linking up with Anastasio for a more extensive tour with the famed bassist. Anastasio, Gordon, Benevento and Russo are expected to announce an additional week of dates following their scheduled performance at Essex Junction, VT’s Champlain Valley Fairgrounds.
In other news, John Scofield has confirmed that he will join Lesh’s ensemble from Bonnaroo through the abovementioned Ashville, NC date, before traveling to Europe for a string of solo performances. Saxophonist Greg Osby will then join Lesh on June 28 at Raleigh, NC’s Alltel Pavilion, staying with the Grateful Dead bassist through his July 21st performance at 10,000 Lakes.